Monday, April 14, 2008

Vote for mod_rails!

Hey, Dreamhost - when are we going to get mod_rails on our shared server accounts? Fellow Dreamhosters, if you've been waiting for an easier way to deploy and run small Rails apps, then vote for the mod_rails suggestion!

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Pylons stuff

John Brennan brings us a short Pylons intro Zero to 60 with Pylons… in just minutes (Part 1). Can hardly wait for Part 2!

Also noticed The Definitive Guide to Pylons from Pylons lead developer James Gardner is slated to arrive in July 2008.

Friday, April 11, 2008

Another evaluation of Google AppEngine

Todd Hoff explains how distributed web apps can leverage the much-maligned CGI interface in Google AppEngine - A First Look

Web app hosting as a service?

Kevin Yank opins on the effect services like Google's App Engine may have on web hosting choices. By abstracting away the details of configuring and deploying web apps for a particular host system, services like App Engine and Heroku may give developers more time to concentrate on providing business value (creating applications instead of fighting with servers). The greatest benefit may accrue to independent developers, students and hobby developers, who haven't the time, money or server-fu to set up and administer their own dedicated server, virtual or otherwise.

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Came across a useful link: Open Source Alternative - Find Open Source Alternatives to commercial software. Thanks to Jimmy, who made note of in his comment to Jeff Atwood's post on the value of open source vs. commercial software on Jeff's always thoughtful blog, Coding Horror.