‘Launching Soon’ – Helping Startups Build Online Identity Even before the Actual Launch

The process of brand building begins even before the actual website is launched. To have an eye-catching temporary ‘Launching Soon’ page can do a world of good for your online brand identity. It is the first step that lets you create initial buzz about your business and, therefore, it becomes imperative to have a dedicated ‘Launching Soon’ or ‘Coming Soon’ page in place. Needless to say that an aesthetic landing page embosses a long lasting and distinctive impression in the visitors’ psyche, ensuring a successful first step in climbing the long ladder. Quick Introduction about ‘Launching Soon’ ‘Launching Soon’ is a simple rails plugin that helps rails…

New Ruby on Rails Plugin- Launching Soon has launched

“Launching Soon” is a new plugin that VinSol has developed. Working on client projects, we saw a pattern – the client owns a domain, which is either parked or has a blog running on it, and then they commission us to build an application. While the application is being developed, they want us to setup a landing page on the server, with a couple of links – to the blog etc. and want to capture email addresses of people who are interested in the service that the application would offer. We actually found a few ready to use options for this. This php based paid script was one…

Ever tried Rails.root

Guys, have you ever tried Rails.root. It gives same value as RAILS_ROOT. But now in edge rails it is modified and you can do much more with it.
You can use Rails.root at places like:

File.join(RAILS_ROOT, ‘public’, ‘images’)


Rails.root.join(‘public’, ‘images’)

Both gives the same result.

Presented faceted search using ultrasphinx

The first ruby funday held on 22nd Nov 2008 in New Delhi, India. I presented on faceted search using ultrasphinx. I also gave a live demo there. Here are the slides:
Facet Searching using Ultrasphinx
View SlideShare presentation or Upload your own. (tags: sphinx ultrasphinx)

You can ask me if you have any doubt.

Hoptoad: A Rails Exception Handling Service

Many of you guys(as me) may have used Exception Notifier plugin to get Rails app exceptions right into your mailbox, and may also have faced some problem like this.
Also if you have 2-3 or more apps running in production then managing such exception mails is also a big headache. In such case one have […]