For the past few years I’ve been a bit bad about registering domain names for projects and then not using them. I finally have the time and energy to follow up, so I”m working on two new projects I hope to launch within a couple months.
Making websites has always been easy for me, and it’s become even more simple with the tools available today. One of the sites will be a blogging site in WordPress, and the other will be an experiment with Ruby on Rails, Amazon, and the Twitter API.
I’m really grateful for not just the free hosting plans, API’s, and service offerings that have popped up, but the level of quality and reach that are allowing some of these experiments. I pay for HostGator service for this blog and will use it for the new WordPress site, but for the Ruby project I can use Heroku which has a free tier that lets me play with the latest Ruby tools in a scalable and ideal environment.