Hi, I guess my question is rather simple, is it possible to upload to S3 without hitting the local server using Rails? If so, are there any tutorials or similar things around? PS: and what about being able to display a progress bar at the same time? I know I'm pushing it, but I also know there's no point reinventing the wheel, especially not in the Rails world :) Cheers!
on 2009-04-12 02:38
on 2009-04-12 02:42
Nope, it is not. S3 "receives" files by HTTP PUT requests and browsers can't do PUTs. Worse, to do something like that you would have to give your "user" your api keys, which isn't really a good idea. - Maurício Linhares http://alinhavado.wordpress.com/ (pt-br) | http://blog.codevader.com/ (en) On Sat, Apr 11, 2009 at 7:38 PM, Steve D.
on 2009-04-12 05:47
Hi Steve, If you don't mind using Flex/Flash to do the client side UI, you can upload directly to S3 with a progress bar using a POST. The api keys get encrypted so no worries about loosing them. http://developer.amazonwebservices.com/connect/ent... Good luck, Michael On Apr 11, 3:38 pm, Steve D. <firstname.lastname@example.org>
on 2009-04-13 08:51
On Sun, Apr 12, 2009 at 12:38 AM, Steve D. <email@example.com> wrote: > -- You can, read more here: http://docs.amazonwebservices.com/AmazonS3/2006-03... For a progress bar, you will need Flash on the browser (or something similar) or upload to your server. Andrew T. http://ramblingsonrails.com http://www.linkedin.com/in/andrewtimberlake "I have never let my schooling interfere with my education" - Mark Twain