March 20, 2013 - No Comments!

The Native Setup

I’m just a designer, but some stuff happened that resulted in me developing a whole REST API in Ruby on Rails. It was the first time for me to use Ruby but thanks to Rails community and Gems I learned fast and did something decent in no time.

Anyway I just want to share technologies we are currently using.

Server Setup

  • Ubuntu 12.04
  • Latest Nginx from Ubuntu
  • rbenv: To manage rubies for projects
  • Ruby 1.9.3
  • Rails 3.2.11
  • Redis: Used by Resque for background jobs

Rails Gems

  • Mongoid for mongodb
  • Devise for authentication and oAuth
  • RABL for formatting JSON responses
  • HTTParty for sending push notifications to pushbots
  • SendGrid for sending emails
  • Paperclip + for uploading attachments and sending them to Amazon S3
  • NewRelic for application monitoring
  • Mina for deployment, a lot smoother that Capistrano
  • Foreman for process management
  • Unicorn for running application server.
  • Resque for background jobs

Local Tips

  • Anvil. A utility for mac that allows you to drag any rails application and it will keep running and can be accessed via
  • Genghis. An awesome tool for connecting to MongoDB. You can even set it up on the server to be accessed from any web browser.

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