Outside.in switches to Rails

Here’s a post about Outside.in recently switching from PHP to Rails. Interestingly, they cite access to GIS functionality as one reason for the switch. After the switch, their hosting costs were roughly the same as before and their codebase was down to just 20% of its former size!

RESTful Rails

Today I decided to get my head around REST and, more specifically, whether and how I should use it in my Rails development projects. REST (or REpresentational State Transfer – see Wikipedia), is all about resources. As I understand it, in a perfectly RESTful application, every object is resource with Read more…