The cost of putting something up
For the past two weeks I’ve been working on my dev machine to set up a Rails frontend, with some background processing jobs, on top of a Mongo database. The frontend needs to accept and store uploaded files.
I am blown away by how easy it was to move this from my dev machine to production.
With Heroku for the Rails hosting and the background jobs, MongoHQ for the Mongo database and Amazon S3 for storing files, it took me exactly one day to get from having zero experience with setting this stuff up to having a working system.
I’m sure there are still things that I might not be doing right, but the point is that it took me a day to get from my development machine to a production quality environment that will probably easily scale if needed.
Exciting times to prototype ideas and put them up!