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Using Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) with Rails
Amazon's Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) is an online storage system. It can be used for backup, serving assets for your Rails application, storing and streaming large media files or storing customer generated assets. The AWS/S3 gem, written by Marcel Molina, provides an elegant interface to Amazon S3. I'll be talking about how S3 works, how to use it in your Ruby scripts and Rails applications and showing off some example code.
Scott Patten is a freelance web developer based in Vancouver. He fell in love with Ruby and Rails while creating Plot-O-Matic, a scientific graphing web application. Scott blogs about Rails, deploying Rails apps, AJAX, Amazon Web Services and whatever else he's working on that's interesting at http://spattendesign.... (http://spattendesign.com/blog).
I'm changing the date to the first Monday of the month, in order to not overlap with the Python group. The location is once again The Network Hub--thanks very much to them for hosting our meetup so comfortably and conveniently.