This website runs on an open source blogging application I developed called Rehash. The application has always been deployed on a virtual private server but I wanted to try moving it to Heroku.
Tonight I attended my first meeting of the monthly Bmore on Rails User Group. We recently relocated from Minneapolis to Baltimore. In addition to the monthly technical talk, there are social events nights, and hack nights.
I attended RailsConf in Baltimore, MD this year. It was especially exciting as we had just relocated to Baltimore 2 days earlier after a long drive from Minneapolis. Apart from the great sessions, I was able to meet some great...
Attending RubyConf was a lot of fun because I was able to combine a personal vacation ahead of the trip, then meet my coworker at the start of the conference.
Rails content management system options:
I attended WindyCityRails in Chicago this year. Videos of the sessions are available here.
Developing dynamic database-driven web applications with Ruby on Rails is great, however the flexibility and overhead of the framework is not always needed for small static websites.
Some feaures from Rails 2.3 that I wanted to highlight:
Bill Heyman from Code Morphic led a discussion on some topics from WWDC 2009 and iPhone 3.0 SDK features.
A previous work project involved changing our blog software and server configuration. Date-based URLs would no longer be used, and the blog would be run within the main site instead of on a subdomain. The “slug” (which is this-is-the-page-slug in...