1. Versioning Your API

    Choosing an API versioning strategy can be difficult. There are many approaches and each come with their own pros and cons. Two of the most common practices are to version in the URL or with headers. For Heroku's public API we decided to version with the Accept header.


  2. People Make Projects Amazing

    We have many amazing open source projects today, but none of them were just amazing overnight and none of them would be considered amazing without the people that have and do contribute to them. Projects themselves are good ideas, but its the people behind them that make them amazing.


  3. Rake Tasks 102

    This is a follow up post to Rake Tasks 101. In the 101 post we created Rake tasks, setup dependencies and made our tasks reusable by passing in parameters. In Rake Tasks 102 we'll be building on those practices, interfacing with a Rails environment and leveraging the cron to automate our Rake task.


  4. Rake Tasks 101

    I've been working with Rake quite a bit on my current project so I thought I'd share some beginner tips.

    Before I go into Rake, what is it? Rake is a Ruby-based build program. Ruby on Rails uses Rake quite a bit in it's process. If you've worked on a Rails project you'll used one, some or all of the following: rake db:create, rake gems:unpack, rake db:migrate, and rake test. Now that's not all of Rail's Rake tasks, just some common ones.

    You're here to make your own Rake tasks so lets get started!