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Remail: Send and Receive E-mail Through Google App Engine for Free

Sending e-mail from Rails applications is a common activity, but not all application servers are running a reliable SMTP daemon.. and setting up a server to receive e-mails is a real pain. A common solution is to use GMail, but…

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Hobo 1.0 – A Rapid Rails Web App Builder – Released

Hobo, an open source rapid web app builder for Ruby on Rails, has officially reached Version 1.0 after three years of focused development effort by the Hobo community and sponsorship support from Barquin International in Washington, DC. (Ed note: Hobo…

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Chargify: Rails Powered Recurring Billing Service With An ActiveResource API

Over the last couple of months, a new billing and subscription company - Chargify - have been popping up around the Web 2.0, SaaS, and Rails scenes. Notably, Chargify's CEO is Lance Walley, co-founder of Rails hosting company Engine Yard. Rails…

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Retrospectiva: Open Source Project Management Rails App

Retrospectiva is a new open-source project management tool built as a Rails application. It's interesting from two angles: first, as a project management tool, as it was designed; but secondly as a large, well built Rails 2.3 app to learn from.

Retrospectiva…

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Jammit: Industrial Strength Asset Packaging for Rails Apps

Earlier this year on Ruby Inside, we wrote about Sprockets - a Ruby library from 37signals that could take the various JavaScript files used in your project and compress them down on the fly into smaller portions to be more easily…

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Spree: Open Source E-commerce for Rails Apps Gets Even Better

Back in September 2008, we posted about Spree, an open source Rails e-commerce platform that was then in its infancy. Now, however, Spree is truly flying. New versions are coming out frequently and there are more and more established sites using…

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Seed: A New Rails Powered Open Source CMS With In-Page Admin Interface

The Media Collective's "common sense CMS" named Seed (code) (demo) (screencast) is a diamond in the rough. It supports Akismet spam blocking, monitoring via New Relic, media storage via Amazon's S3, page caching, and fine-grain control of page editing on a per-user…

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RailsDevelopment.com: A Directory of Rails Development Companies

The Rails Development Directory is a new site from Engine Yard that provides a listing of companies offering Rails development services. It's squarely aimed at businesses who are looking to get major development work done.

On the front page you can fill in…

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BigOldRailsTemplate – A Whole Dummy App in a Rails Template

Mike Gunderloy (ex-Rails activist and Rails Inside writer) has hit the ball out of the template park with BigOldRailsTemplate. We've written about Rails 2.3's templating features before, but Mike has taken it way beyond merely installing a few plugins to actually…

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Webbynode: A New Rails-Focused VPS Host Worth Checking Out

For a couple of months now, I've been getting regular e-mails from Carlos Taborda of new host Webbynode, asking me to check out their service, give it a try, watch their screencasts, and so on. You know, the usual promotional…

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