How to automatically Create a new page each day?


#1

Hi,

I’m completely new to Ruby and RoR and yet I have an assignment due in
less
than a week =( One part of the assignment states that my RoR app will
have
to create a new page each day. I’m wondering what is the best way to get
this done? Should there be a continuous process running on the server to
detect the start of a new day to create a page for that day or should it
be
more request-driven? Any help is much appreciated. Thanks!


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#2

On May 19, 4:54 am, sayeo87 removed_email_address@domain.invalid wrote:

Hi,

I’m completely new to Ruby and RoR and yet I have an assignment due in less
than a week =( One part of the assignment states that my RoR app will have
to create a new page each day. I’m wondering what is the best way to get
this done? Should there be a continuous process running on the server to
detect the start of a new day to create a page for that day or should it be
more request-driven? Any help is much appreciated. Thanks!

I’d probably just have a cronjob that ran once a day.

Fred


#3

What do you mean by ‘create a new page for each day’?
Colin

2009/5/19 Frederick C. removed_email_address@domain.invalid


#4

My idea is

  1. put one shell script file to create the page which will run every
    day
    at 12:01 am.
  2. name the file as today’s date.
  3. display the file named as todays date.

Simple!!!


#5

Colin L. wrote:

What do you mean by ‘create a new page for each day’?
Colin

This is the $64,000 question. If “create a new page each day” just
means “respond to URLs with a date in them” or “display today’s
content”, then there is no need for a cron job and the date can just be
processed like any other parameter.

Best,

Marnen Laibow-Koser
http://www.marnen.org
removed_email_address@domain.invalid


#6

Beware of bad SEO practices…

Cheers, Sazima

On May 19, 12:53 pm, Marnen Laibow-Koser <rails-mailing-l…@andreas-