Rubyland

news, opinion, tutorials, about ruby, aggregated
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Rubyland

First deployed November 2016, more features planned. Your feedback is welcome!

A project by Jonathan Rochkind. Github Blog

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

Sponsors

Honeybadger logo

More sponsors welcome! More sponsorship would allow more heroku infrastructure supporting more resource-intensive features.

Infrastructure

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 jonathan@rubyland.news.

Feedback and Contact

Please do contact me with any feedback, questions, concerns, problems, suggestions, or thanks, at jonathan@rubyland.news.