Category: Ruby

Generating PDF from HTML using DocRaptor on Heroku

There comes a time one has to create PDFs for a Rails application. Searching the web will most likely bring you to libraries like “PDF Kit”: and “Wicket PDF”: that use “wkhtmltopdf”: as a driver. If your app is hosted on “Heroku”: you wonder weather wkhtmltopdf is available so that you can use one of […]

Rails, getting started without the hassle

I just changed jobs and am now a Rails developer at “”:, which is an online translation broker. When I started out working on my new desk, I had to setup my iMac development environment. There are tons of articles of “how to compile/install/run stuff like MySQL”:, to get you started on OS X, but […]

Using the Redis addon on Heroku

I am always “playing around with new addons”: offered by Heroku. My latest discovery was the “Redis addon”: that is provided by “Redistogo”: The addon is probably in private beta (“docs”: are still on beta), but since they put up a link to it on their site, I managed to install it to my “personal […]

Mongo Ruby Driver, Mongoid and MongoMapper

=================================================================== =================================================================== Update Aug. 2010 On “Whyday”:, I created a live demo of the examples, “that is running on Heroku”: =================================================================== =================================================================== I am constantly looking around for different storage mechanisms on Heroku that can be used for caching 3rd party data. A recent update of their platform offered an MongoDB addon to access the […]