Monthly Archives: March 2011

Using Amazon SES (Simple Email Service) with a Rails 3 App

These are the instruction to use SES instead of smtp in a Rails App:

  1. Add Drewblas SES -> gem “aws-ses”, :require => ‘aws/ses’
  2. create a new initializer in config/initializers/aws_ses.rb
  3. create environment or application wide variable for secret and access keys ~.config.amazon_access_key […]
By |March 28th, 2011|Development|

Creating Debian VM on Parallels, w/ Rails,PHP, RVM, and NGINX

There are the steps and notes for a new VM used for development. Here is an article about hypervisor (XEN) here This is how many host are set up. Good links to preconfigured server providers.

  1. Created new […]
By |March 3rd, 2011|Development|

Rails 3 Upgrade Notes


  1. Check on plug-in compatibility –
  2. Great Notes on the upgrade, bundle, boot, haml, config, cross site scripting, etc.
  3. Plug-in handling, conversion to gem –
  4. Error Validation Messages, –
  5. More notes, a lot about xss –
By |March 3rd, 2011|Development|

Websites, Books, and Other stuff that might be useful

I keep some of the notes and sites and books in Evernote, so check there if it is not here.

Mike Clark’s “Advanced Rails Recipes” –

– has information on advanced topics like deployment, and sphinx.

By |March 3rd, 2011|Development|

Feb 18,2010 – Notes and TODO

  1. Upgraded VPS server to ruby 1.8.7-p330 using info found here-
  2. Got capistrano setting working, got subversion setup for rails3 test app
  3. figured out how to restart apache2, init.d/httpd2 restart
  4. Read about deploying Rails in production – good article on different options […]
By |March 3rd, 2011|Daily Status|