On track once more


Heroku Rails The website

On-track-once-more After having my HTPC running this website for couple of years it was time for a hardware upgrade. I'd just upgraded my main computer and was faced with two choices: either buy a new set of hardware or scrap the HTPC in favor of just using the main computer. I decided to go with the second choice since I always use the HTPC and my main computer mutually exclusive and then I only had one set of hardware and software to maintain.
One problem was what to to with the website. I could ether move it to my main computer and have it running 24/7 to my wife's big despair) or find some kind of online hosting solution.

After looking at solutions such as Google App Engine (no support for Rails 3 yet) and VPS (expensive) I finally found Heroku.

Heroku is super easy to get started with and offers awesome support for Rails 3. So after a bit of adjustments like porting from the current mySQL database to PostgrSQL I got the website up and running by just typing

$ git push heroku master

I'm back!


Rails The website

I-m-back Well, it has really been a while, but now this dusty old website is back on track with a major upgrade to Rails 3, including thinks like:
  • Ruby 1.9.1
  • Unobtrusive JavaScript
  • Explicit dependency management with Bundler

I have also added some new features such as:
  • Full internationalization support for all strings
  • Creations now show creation dates
  • Creations also lists all creation types in the right margin
  • Admin comments is a bit arker than ordinary comments

As you also may have notice, the site is now all in English.

As a last bonus for you. I have added a new creation called the LoadUI JIRA component. Check it out!