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 […]

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 […]

Rails 3 Upgrade Notes

Sites:

  1. Check on plug-in compatibility – http://railsplugins.org/home
  2. Great Notes on the upgrade, bundle, boot, haml, config, cross site scripting, etc. http://rails3.community-tracker.com/permalinks/5/notes-from-the-field-upgrading-to-rails-3
  3. Plug-in handling, conversion to gem – http://www.litp.org/blog/?p=128
  4. Error Validation Messages, – http://www.emersonlackey.com/article/rails3-error-messages-for-replacement
  5. More notes, a lot about xss – http://rbjl.net/24-upgrading-to-rails-3-obstacles-and-helper-scripts

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” – http://pragprog.com/titles/fr_arr/advanced-rails-recipes

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

Feb 18,2010 – Notes and TODO

  1. Upgraded VPS server to ruby 1.8.7-p330 using info found here-http://www.dougjaworski.com/blog/installing-ruby-on-rails-ubuntu-linux/
  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 […]