Hello Rails Community,
I have worked hard in developing this “Tip Jar” widget web
application – http://www.TipMyBlog.net – for a while now, and I would
like to share it with the RoR community.
Our background was Java and PHP. But for this one, we built it
entirely with Ruby-on-Rails, hand-code PayPal integration , and it is
powered by Amazon Web Services - and I have to say it was a delight for
me to build. All the cron jobs are also run in Ruby scripts and
ActiveRecord library, which I love!
For my RoR hosting, I use RailsPlayground.com . Have to admit that
deployment was somewhat a pain, and took me 2 hours to figure out, but
their support was good, and I know Ruby-on-Rails keeps moving forward to
make things better for developers , even deployment process.
For the payments integration with PayPal Express Checkout, we decided
not to use ActiveMerchant since we need more customization with
Recurring Payments for our business logic.
If you have a blog and are interested in adding another widget to your
blog, please check us out at: http://www.TipMyBlog.net
Don’t worry - the widget will stand your high-trafficked blog or
website since the widget ad codes are all served from Amazon’s Server
and Data Center.
If you’re in the US, have a good Labor Day!