Read & Write data on the web

What do I need to read & write data from the web? I simply want to have
something on my site to be like a variable $data, and my application can
connect to the site and edit $data or other variables (or create new
ones). Like…
$data[id] = 500
etc…

On Wed, Mar 24, 2010 at 10:52 PM, Jose W. [email protected]
wrote:

What do I need to read & write data from the web? I simply want to have
something on my site to be like a variable $data, and my application can
connect to the site and edit $data or other variables (or create new
ones). Like…
$data[id] = 500
etc…

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I’m going to suggest checking out Peepcode’s Sinatra screencast. It’s a
little over an hour, $9, and covers well beyond what you’re asking
about.
After you get some basic app running on your computer, check out Heroku
for
hosting, which is so easy that I was able to use it, and I don’t know
anything about deployment (note I was using Rails not sinatra, but it
should be the same process, b/c Heroku should support any Rack based
application), and it’s free for something as small as what you’re
talking
about, but has the ability to upgrade if you ever need more.

other side note: Heroku has these little “show you how easy it is”
examples
that are like 3 lines long, but they usually leave out the databasey
stuff.
I think I spent an hour or two messing with it before I finally found a
tutorial that had “$heroku db:push” which was all the Heroku tutorial
was
missing.

Anyway, point is Sinatra is extremely simple, you should be able to get
the
hang of it extremely quickly, and heroku is cheap and simple. I’d expect
you
can get your app up within 4 hours. Maybe longer if you’ve never done
anything web based. Also, there is a really simple Authentication system
they add at the end of the Peepcode, pay attention to that, because you
don’t want other people to be able to alter your data.

http://peepcode.com/products/sinatra

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