[LRUG] Rails in the wonderful, wonderful Cloud

Tom Lea lrug at tomlea.co.uk
Thu Oct 1 07:32:11 PDT 2009

On 1 Oct 2009, at 10:45, Ed Davey wrote:

> On 1 Oct 2009, at 10:10, Mike Evans wrote:
>> Can anyone recommend, or recommend avoiding, any virtualised  
>> platforms? I'm aware of Engine Yard and Heroku (both of which are  
>> EC2 based I believe), and it seems Rackspace has a product now too.  
>> We've used Joyent in the past but found their customer service  
>> pretty woeful. The client's budget is £250/US$400 per month; a  
>> managed solution would be preferable if budget allows.
> We've messed about a bit with Heroku (who provide a read-only file  
> system) and the issues we soon ran into were:
> 1) how to get sass to compile was not obvious

Fur future reference, I wrote [1] to solve this problem, also a  
similar thing for less css (as a rack middleware).
Works as a rails engine, sets HTTP headers so heroku will cache it the  
same as with static assets.

[1] http://github.com/cwninja/dynamic_sass
[2] http://gist.github.com/131017

> 2) installing our search engine of choice was not possible (though  
> they recently announced that Websolr, a fork of acts_as_solr is  
> going to be supported, see http://docs-staging.heroku.com/full-text-indexing)
> Ed
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