Topic: Speeding up rails environment loading
I am running a rails website, where users can trigger several ruby scripts. Each of which loads the rails environment and does stuff. However, loading the rails environment is very slow (several seconds for each script). Is there a way to speed things up? Of course, I could put all my scripts in one file, so that only one rails environment gets loaded, but I dont want to do that. I could also use ActiveRecord and not Rails, which would suffice for my purposes, but would also blow up the code...
Is there any nice and easy way to speed up the process of loading the rails environment in external scripts?