First deployed November 2016, more features planned. Your feedback is welcome!
There have been several ruby and Rails feed aggregators in the past, but none were still functional and maintained. I missed them, and I thought a good aggregator could help increase cohesion of the ruby community. So I built this as a spare-time side project.
I intend Rubyland as a more contemporary iteration of 'planet'-style aggregation, which I think still serves a use despite social aggregator sites.
The source code of Rubyland is open source, and available on Github
Rubyland is sponsored by Honeybadger, at $20/month to help me pay for heroku and other infrastructure costs. I use Honeybadger for both rubyland and a day-job project, and find it very useful. Honeybadger says:
Honeybadger helps you provide an awesome experience to your customers by letting you know when they have problems with your app. Use Honeybadger to get details about the errors that happen in your app, and get them fixed before anybody notices. :)
More sponsors welcome! More sponsorship would allow more heroku infrastructure supporting more resource-intensive features.
Rubyland runs on:
- one heroku 'hobby' dyno, with free heroku postgres Hobby Dev. Rubyland can get away with only one small dyno, because it's mostly cached content. (A free dyno would have worked, but the paid hobby dyno gives us SSL on our custom hostname. Thanks to our sponsor for covering the cost.)
- | (experimental) SSL cert from letsencrypt.org, automated with letsencrypt-rails-heroku. Not sure if we'll stick with the SSL, you still get mixed content warnings on main page, and if I lose sponsorship I'll go back to a free heroku dyno that does not support SSL on custom domain names.
- namecheap domain registrar
- cloudflare free DNS
- mailgun free account for MX server for @rubyland.news, and SMTP for admin alerts from app. (registered directly at mailgun.com gives you somewhat higher limits/features than heroku add-on free tier)
Suggest a Source
A form to suggest new sources is planned, but not yet available. Please feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Feedback and Contact
Please do contact me with any feedback, questions, concerns, problems, suggestions, or thanks, at email@example.com.