A Fresh Cup is Mike Gunderloy's software development weblog, covering Ruby on Rails and whatever else I find interesting in the universe of software. I'm a full-time Rails and iOS developer.


A Fresh Cup

Notes on Rails and other development


Rails CMS Alternatives

I've got a client who wants to integrate a CMS into an existing Rails application. As a result, I've started in on an evaluation of what's out there, to help us make the buy-vs-build decision. Here's the list of potential software that I came up with:

Rails CMS alternatives

Active projects:

adva-cms BrowserCMS Goldberg Kete Radiant Refinery Seed Static Station Typus Zena

Inactive projects:

Ansuz CMS Comatose Geego
  • repo: None - versions available by download
  • site: http://www.geegocms.com/
  • "Manage content with style"
  • Last update: 2007?
  • Dedicated CMS built on top of Rails

Dead projects:

Rubricks Widgetfinger
  • site: http://widgetfinger.com
  • Thoughtbot site that allowed generating brochureware right in the browser.
  • Scheduled to go offline 12/21/2009


Blog engines

Static page generators


I've also put this list online as a gist. I'll keep that version up to date with corrections and additions.

Double Shot #591

The backlog of stuff on my desk is getting a bit frightening.
  • im.kayac.com - Web service that proxies HTTP POST requests or emails to XMPP messages or Apple Push Notifications.
  • ey_cloud_awareness - Some helpful admin bits for applications running in the EngineYard cloud.
  • Rackamole - Performance and exception tracking implemented as rack middleware.
  • Pusher - Rack application to implement COMET push.
  • LightWindow 2.0 - Another attempt at "the ultimate light-'whatever'."
  • ruby-gmail - Ruby interface to GMail to let you do things like archive messages, mark them as spam, create new mails, and so on.
  • Tuesday

    Double Shot #590

    Looks like I get to be thankful about having enough work this week.

    Double Shot #589

    Being awake and exhausted in the wee hours is a way of life.

    Double Shot #588

    Today's question: can I lay down long enough to get an MRI done? That's the non-Ruby version of MRI.