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+## Yet another Ruby blog
I recently moved to China, and the past three days was a big holiday here. My Chinese is still pretty bad and it kinda of limits my, let's say, entertainment options. And that's why I ended up studying Javascript frameworks in order to do a presentation at the office. After jumping from blog to blog I've gathered some amount of data around this topic in a big markdown file. And then I thought - wouldn't it be great if could publish it on blog? I have several stuff that I want to post about and now seemed a perfect time to start it. So let's stop talking about me.
So I went after blogging engines. If you ask me why I didn't scaffold it with Rails I'm gonna blow your head. My requirements were that it needed to be easy to style so I could make it look pretty, that it was filesystem based so I could manage it with git, and that it was markdown. [The Ruby Toolbox]( has listed a bunch of Ruby engines in it's [Blog Engine](, no wonder! And couldn't find much more than that at the webz.
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So I started building the website with Sinatra (yes! it still take less lines than any Javascript framework) and eventually ported out the engine to a gem. And [rollin]( was born!
-### rollin
+## rollin
Rollin is a Ruby blog library. It is filesystem based and currently supports Markdown. Currently it will render your articles and provides archiving.
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You can find a more detailed documentation at [github](http://github/com/marano/rollin).
-#### Concerns
+### Concerns
Since it is meant to be used in a blogging domain it is not optimized with caching. You should implement cache in the infrastructure layer, what shouldn't be hard in a mostly static environment. I use the awesome Varnish, which also allows me to have several domains pointing to different applications running on the same server.
-#### Future
+### Future
For the future it would be nice to have it working with any markup languages. Also having the ability to setup other sources like a another git repository, google docs account, or dropbox could make it appealing for some people.

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