Topic: RoR productivity - it's a CGI, right?

Hi, sorry for a lame post but I find lots of ppl that praise RoR, comparing it to java.
But in each book on jee they say that java is superior to any CGI based techs because it is just another thread that is started for any new request, not a new instance of an interpreter.
How does this affect productivity of RoR apps, as far as I understand, ruby on server side is just another CGI?

Re: RoR productivity - it's a CGI, right?

Rails can run either through FastCGI, using the mongrel server (which is a bit like an app server like Tomcat) or now through mod_rails/passenger, which ties directly into Apache much like mod_php.

Passenger is really the most preferred way to deploy a Rails app.

Toby Hede
FiniteStateMachine - Software Development for Social Networks