Again several WEEKS passed without a new post in this blog.
Why?, well the main reason is procrastination, if we add to that the number of feeds on my google reader account, Digg, Techmeme, my day job, research for my projects and the time spent stuck on Mexico city traffic that would be a good excuse for not posting.
Everyday by the time I finished reading the most interesting stuff, I have some ideas for a good blog post. But I need to justify my paycheck so have to work in the stuff I was hired to do, so I write some ideas on Google Documents, make a mental note, a bookmark, or post something on my Tumblr. By the time I get home I work a little on my side projects, then do some research and suddenly it’s midnight and another day has passed without posting on the blog.
Recently I was talking (well, it was a chat) with a friend about the content of my blog which is primarily in Spanish and he was asking if there is a plugin or something to translate the content to English. I got interested in finding a way to implement a multilanguage blog, the easiest way in the technical side would have been to create another blog in a subdomain or other domain and start doing it in English but that implied maintaining 2 separate sites and I want a single database and upload images or files just to one location.
Since this blog is powered by Mephisto the solution had to be written in ruby and one of the benefits or the Ruby language is that is really easy to implement solutions to most of the things you want or need and if you add to that the community of Rails developers you get the equivalent of the support that WordPress has, in the sense that almost everything you need in a blog is already done or is being developed by someone who has the same need as you.
Mas de 6 meses han pasado desde el release de 1.1.x y el Rails Core Team ha estado ocupado introduciendo mejoras a este framework, entre las mejoras que se encuentran en este release candidate estan:
Cambios y mejoras a la implementacion REST
:format para respond_to que facilita el enviar datos dependiendo del tipo de peticion (html, xml)
Mejor soporte para Unicode
Este fin de semana por fin tuve tiempo de analizar que sucedia con la version 0.7.0 de Mephisto y actualice el blog a esta version