Two Big Sponsors and the Project's Name
In my last update, I talked about why I chose the isolated environment architecture instead of trying to solve the problem by scripting a system installation.
You guys all know Heroku: they've been making it easy to deploy Rails apps for years now, and jumped at the opportunity to help make it easier for new Rails developers to get up and running on Mac OS X.
The second sponsor is BugHerd. I'll admit that I hadn't heard of them before they contacted me, but their product is actually pretty awesome. The basic premise is that it allows your web app customers to file issues directly from the application, and lets you see all the bugs files on a particular page. It's a fresh visual approach to a problem that we all have.
I was initially considering calling this project "locomotive" after the original Locomotive application. However, there is another Rails-based project (a CMS) called Locomotive. Instead, I plan to call it Tokaido, after the longest line in the Japanese bullet train system.
Once again, thanks everyone for your support. It means a lot to me!
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The previous rewards, plus recognition on the project's website as a sponsor. This recognition will appear above the fold on the front page for at least one year. If you or your company is building a product that appeals to new developers, this is a great way to get some visibility, and give back to the community :D Ping me. Let's talk about how we can both get the most out of this.Estimated delivery: Jul 2012