The problem with FastCGI…

Almost anyone I know who’s deployed a rails app has, at some point, cursed at the mysteries that lie behind FastCGI. Once it’s setup properly it works very well, but debugging the interim steps is a painful rite of passage for rails developers. It’s not so much that any aspect is too tricky – it simply takes way longer to get working than you’d think.

Well, as I browsed around tonight, lo and behold, I stumbled on this:

dead fastcgi.com site

Caveat: yes – I realize their site might be suffering from a different problem than failed FastCGI processes- but it gave me a chuckle anyway.