I am starting to learn ruby and am working on a test script to import some data into a MySQL database. I am using the below code found on kitebird.com to first get the MySQL connection from Ruby working. The code was producing an error which I figured might be because I installed the MySQL Ruby gem instead of installing the MySQL Ruby module from source.
The below code attempts to connect to the MySQL server to return the MySQL server version.
I decided to use BackgrounDrb 0.2.1 to launch a periodic task that would run every 15 seconds.Warning: After going through the hassle of setting up BackgrounDrb, I found out that it isn’t even supported in Windows (my dev environment)! See step 8. So, these instructions haven’t been fully tested yet on a *.nix environment. Good…