Sinatra and Heroku

So right now I’m making a new site for the holiday season using Sinatra on Heroku. Fairly simple site with the goal of having some really cool ways to ship stuff during the holidays.

The difficulty is that I want to avoid using a database for most stuff, so keeping it as static as possible outside of some API access. I guess what I have to do is decide between CouchDB (which seems a bit complex to interact with) and something a bit simpler like an S3 hosted XML file that is just edited. Problem with that is merging versions, etc.

We’ll see how it goes. I do like Sinatra though because of how fast I can code up a site…all I need now are really good CSS designs to snag so I don’t have to try and make a design myself.