Upgrading postgres on Snow Leopard (Mac OS X 10.6)

Well, I too have gone down the rabbit hole of having to upgrade compiled-from-source apps to 64bit architecture after moving to Snow Leopard. ┬áThe hardest by far was postgres. ┬áThe sad thing is that 32bit version works just fine, but the adapter gems for rails don’t, hence the need for the recompile. Mostly I followed […]

rails capistrano deploy script OS X to Ubuntu

Ok, so in a previous post I described the rabit-hole which is switching to rails. Below’s my capistrano deploy script which solves a number of problems: The production server needs a mongrel cluster configuration file added. Deployment requires restarting the mongrel cluster. On Ubuntu the database.yaml spec has to be modified to because you need […]

down the rails rabbit hole

The last month has been quite a trip down the rabbit hole into the new reality of ruby on rails! The promise of a powerful and well designed web application framework was just too much for me to resist, so I decided to leave my own yawaf framework behind (though it has certainly served me […]