Tag: Heroku

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”:http://github.com/jdpace/PDFKit/ and “Wicket PDF”:http://github.com/mileszs/wicked_pdf/ that use “wkhtmltopdf”:http://code.google.com/p/wkhtmltopdf/ as a driver. If your app is hosted on “Heroku”:http://heroku.com you wonder weather wkhtmltopdf is available so that you can use one of […]

DZone API and iPhone app

As “I already mentioned”:http://blog.nofail.de/2010/08/using-blocks-in-objective-c/, I am currently getting my hands dirty with Objective-C and iPhone application development. The biggest problem with getting started was that I had no idea what application I could write for that device that “could become somewhat usable”:http://www.dzone.com/links/we_want_a_mobile_dzone.html. As I am a passionate tech reader, I consume a lot of articles […]

Using the Redis addon on Heroku

I am always “playing around with new addons”:http://blog.nofail.de/2010/07/mongo-ruby-driver-mongoid-and-mongomapper/ offered by Heroku. My latest discovery was the “Redis addon”:http://addons.heroku.com/redistogo that is provided by “Redistogo”:http://redistogo.com/. The addon is probably in private beta (“docs”:http://docs-beta.heroku.com/redistogo 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”:http://whyday.org, I created a live demo of the examples, “that is running on Heroku”:http://mongodb-examples.heroku.com/. =================================================================== =================================================================== 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 […]