A Sinatra blogging app for the classy developer. Though inspired by Enki, it tries to be even cleaner, while offering more features.
git clone git://github.com/jhollinger/eridu.git eridu cd eridu bundle install # Install all the required gems # Copy and edit configuration files to taste cp config/database.yml.template config/database.yml cp config/eridu.yml.template config/eridu.yml rake db:migrate # Initialize or update the database ruby eridu.rb # Start the server at http://localhost:4567
Deploying to Production
Same as above, except instead of ruby eridu.rb, do:
cp config/thin.yml.template config/thin.yml bundle exec thin start -C config/thin.yml
- Sinatra is perfect for this; Ruby on Rails is overkill
- /yyyy/mm/dd/post-title is a good URL for your posts
- Atom is a good publishing protocol
- Google does search better than you or I
- Disqus does comments better (or at least easier) than you or I
- You don’t need a plugin system when you’ve got a lean, clean code base
- This is just your blog – Basic Auth is good enough for the admin area
- Textile is awesome
- Everyone wants awesome media upload, a responsive layout, and syntax highlighting
- Few really want multiple sites, authors, skins and arcane templating languages
- You should be running Ruby 2.0 by now
Framework choices aside, Eridu differs from its progenitor, Enki, mainly in the number of bundled features. These include optional Disqus integration, a responsive layout, simple yet elegent media management, syntax highlighting, and themes (each theme is just a css file). While Enki leaves these “extras” as an exercise to the reader, Eridu pragmatically includes these de facto necessities.
Syntax Highlighting with Coderay Plugin for Textile
# Single line @[ruby]puts "It's ruby codez!"@ # Multi-line bc[ruby].. puts "It's ruby codez!" puts "and more" puts "and more" p. Back to a Textile paragraph
Tested on MySQL, Postgres, and SQLite. Heroku should be possible, but is untested.
Apache – See LICENSE