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Heroku provides a platform as a service (PAAS) for building, deploying, running, and managing cloud apps using Ruby. The architecture of their cloud application platform includes tools for deployment and management, a runtime for scalability, fault tolerance, automation, and an Add-ons system for extending the capabilities of the platform. You can get started for free at Heroku.com.
Pratik Naik wrote Cramp as a web framework to run on top of Event Machine. Because of it’s asynchronous nature it allows you to handle a lot of connections efficiently, even over a long period of time.
If you want to use ActiveRecord validations for checking for errors that are not deal breakers, you will want to check out the validation_scopes gem from Gabe de Silveira. It allows you to wrap a set of standard validation definitions in a named block. Then you can check if specific groups of validations pass.
Weary allows you to build REST functionality into your objects, so you can easily consume web services from your application. It augments your object with methods that call remote HTTP services, and can automatically parse JSON and XML responses.
Ben Schwarz has released Bonsai, which is a simple website builder. With Bonsai, there’s no database or anything too fancy. Just the templates for the HTML and YML files for the content.
A few weeks ago, we talked about rack-jekyll, which was a way to use Jekyll, the static site generator, on Rack. Jesse Storimer wrote in about the story, and said that he tried using it but it failed to publish his Jekyll blog. So in response to this, he decided to take the initiative to write about how he’s posting his Jekyll blog to Heroku.
The results of the 2009 Ruby Survey are in, the author of Thinking Sphinx provides a recap, and we Wackamole with MongoDB. Also, MailStyle, NetRecorder, and Ruby regular expressions make it into this episode of Ruby5.
The Ruby Gems Bundler, has_scope, Responders, and LipsiADMIN are covered on this episode of Ruby5. Also, we talk about articles covering PDF generation in the cloud, Twitter Streaming with Web Sockets, and the anniversary of the Rails and Merb merge.
Rails 3 routes, Heroku SSL, and Mongoid are featured on this episode of Ruby5. Also, we cover a half-dozen upcoming conferences with open RFPs, 2dc_jqgrid, and ready_for_i18n.
This week we look at Temping and Temple. We also learn some Statistics, check our health with Health Monitor, and we show you how to get Jekyll on Rack.
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