Example on github http://github.com/jspooner/authlogic_cucumber_rspec_example
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Client: Adio Footwear
Work: Flash ActionScript 3.0, SWFAddress, SEO, Ruby on Rails, REST
Description: With SWFAddress at its core this full flash site manages state like a typical html web site. One of the most interesting patterns in this project is the management of multiple tiers of state and loaded assets. The admin was built with Ruby on Rails, deployed with Capistrano and, served by a cluster of 4 Mongrels.
Results: In this graph we can see an immediate 25% decrease in the bounce rate. The orange line shows the bounce rate is know skewed due to an increase of traffic at the site launch. The blue line shows the drop in the user bounce rate. I attribute this improvement to the sites navigation improvements. Visually the navigation is broken up into two consistent visual elements giving the user a familiar tool. Functionally this site improves the user experience by showing state in the address bar and having working forward/back buttons.
This graph compares the average time on site "Orange" improved by 2 minutes and bounce rate decreasing by 25%.
I found some funny Apple Commercial spoofs yesterday and wanted to share them. Apart from being funny they actually help show why Rails is such a great tool.
If you looking to add ImageMagick to your OS X 10.4 machine and your not super familiar with compiling your own binaries use this installer from entropy. Entropy has two installers for OS X 10.2 and 10.3. After a morning of trying to build my own binaries I decided to just give the 10.3 installer a try. So far it works great with no problems.
Okay lets be honest. 10 hours later and this is not my favorite thing to do. RoR was much easier to get running on the GridServer, which seems to run the apps well.
We purchased the DV for work and it hasn't been the fastest thing to set up. Here is the article from the MediaTemple knowledgebase for setting up a Ruby on Rails with mongrel. It has you setting up a cluster of mongrels and the process is more difficult than the grid server. I was also unable to get Capistrano working on the DV. I found this recipe but things get hairy quickly.
Yikes! I need to find a good solution that is packaged up and ready to go.