Archive for the ‘rails’ Category

The default specs for an EC2 instance include 165GB of local storage. That storage is split between 2 partitions. The default partition (/) is 9.85GB, with the rest in /mnt, which Amazon calls their “ephemeral storage”. One problem that I ran into is the default location for installing applications, including mysql, is the default partition. […]


The below are the step by step instructions I used to set up my EC2 instance for my soon to launch rails app (Quizical.net). It uses Rails and Litespeed as the server. At the end of the install, it makes heavy use of my Capistrano and EC2.rake tasks to install my app. Warning. I’m not […]


I’ve written a plugin that uses s3 as a cache store for you rails app. Basically, it allows you to cache content at s3 instead of your own server – continuing the theme of using s3 as an asset server. The Amazon Web Services blog links to a site using S3 to serve up their […]


I made a presentation to the Austin on Rails group last night on my experience the last month refactoring Trivionomy.com to REST. I’ve attached my presentation here. I will add more text to this post later summarizing my talk. steve-odom-how-i-wanted-an-api-and-got-clearner-code.pdf