IOWA is a web development framework for Ruby. The name is an acronym for Internet Objects for Web Applications. It started life in 2001 as a proof of concept idea written by Avi Bryant. In 2002, it was taken over by Kirk Haines and developed into a framework suitable for production application use. In the intervening years, it is has been used on hundreds of production applications.
What Is It?
IOWA is a web development framework that, while providing all of the typical tools for request parsing, response generation, and separation of concerns between views, controllers, and models, it also provides a facility for simplifying the job of state management in an application by making it transparent. Applications can set state during one request/response cycle, and that state will still exist on the following request/response cycle.
Copyright 2002-2017 Kirk Haines Copyright 2001, 2002 Avi Bryant