Rebuilt Engine

Greg Ingersoll

Fri 15 March 2013 - 11:33:09 CDT

#software #rails

The marathon coding sessions are done; 35 productive hours over three days. I deleted a bunch of code and made this blog more maintainable.

Writing the original blog engine in Rails was a great case study, but at the end of the day, there are plenty of things out there that handle blogging and have much more mature editors than my initial crack at it.

In short, inspired by Thoughtbot’s Tools of the Trade and Seth Godin’s bullet point about leveraging cheap off the shelf software, I dropped the Rails ActiveRecord model for the blog and instead hooked into Tumblr’s API. (Tying into an external API was another good exercise for upcoming projects.)

The end result is that you should be getting more posts from me and more often. And this also gives me solid base from which to launch my podcast.

And I added tagging.

Stay tuned.

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