Last week, the Medienservice, the platform via which the saxon government publishes its press releases to journalists and to the public, has been relaunched. It now runs on a cluster of JBoss servers that are part of the official saxon e-government platform. While the public web frontend might look like just another Blog-like application to you, I assure you that the stuff that happens in the background is anything but simple - there’s a lot of stuff going on like deferred publishing, publishing press releases only to subscribed journalists, and sending out press releases in four different formats including PDF and XML, to only name a few.
As far as I know this is the first public german JRuby on Rails application - one more reason for me to be proud of being part of the team at webit! that built this baby.