Thanks to Ben for leading us through a demo of Sinatra (“a DSL [domain specific language] for quickly creating web-applications in Ruby with minimal effort”) and Heroku, which is described in the docs as follows:
Heroku is a completely novel approach to deploying web applications. Forget about servers; the fundamental unit is the app. Use the Heroku client gem to create and manage apps from the command line. Then deploy your code with Git, and control the running app with the remote Ruby console and rake commands.
We’re also in the home stretch for this course — that means that students will present their projects to the rest of the class next week and to the general public at the class open house on May 11. The details for what I’m looking for are found at Final Presentations, Report, and Open House.