Running Sunspot and Solr with Rails 4 in Production

I recently added full text search capabilities to one of my projects and I decided to use Apache Solr and the Sunspot gem for Rails. Sunspot is awesome and ridiculously easy to integrate with Rails in a development setting, and it comes with a built-in Solr binary that is very useful for development and testing. […]

Adobe LiveCycle Express — Cloud Computing Meets Adobe LiveCycle ES

Adobe LiveCycle Express is a new software-as-a-service (SaaS) product offering from Adobe that takes a cloud computing approach to delivering Adobe’s LiveCycle ES enterprise software suite using Ruby on Rails, Adobe Flex, and Amazon’s EC2 and S3 services. LiveCycle Express grew from a research project I conceived while working in Adobe’s Advanced Tchnology Labs division. […]

Rails 2, Flex 3, and Form Authenticity Tokens

Recently, I was working with a Ruby on Rails application and I had the need to call a Rails controller method, with some parameters, from a remote Flex client. I would have thought that this would be a simple HTTP GET or POST to the Rails controller/method URL, using a Flex HTTPService object, with a […]