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The Big Rewrite is Here


When I first started this blog, it was my very first Rails project. I was young. I was naive. I didn’t do automated testing.

Fast forward back to September, and I wanted to start adding some new features. I wanted to do it right though, with tests, and all. To my dismay, I found the way I had implemented things weren’t so easy to test.

This, along with Rails 2.0 coming along, and some other new libraries/plugins I wanted to learn, led me to starting a complete rewrite.

So, here’s a laundry list of what I’ve been using so far:

I think I’m mostly feature complete, but the most significant missing piece is

Comments! I mostly need to find a good way of spam filtering. The original version was using simple_captcha, but I’ve been noticing spam has still been getting through. I’m considering trying akismet, which does have a few Rails plugins.

But yeah, that’s it for now. I hope to pump out a few posts about this new stuff I’m using.

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