Just downloaded and installed pow and man is it easy. Two minutes and I have a static page being displayed without even having a web application written… awesome! if you’re interested in learning more.
So why would a static page do me any good on a website? Well, I’ve written a little utility tool that checks the status of our testing environments (two different brands, 3 production branches, total of 30 different environments, each with their own suite of services and successes / failures). My utility works fine as long as you have ruby and command line access; unfortunately that isn’t the case for our windows users so I want to make this available to them via an internal website… hence pow. For starters, I plan to use chron to save the output from the utility every 5 minutes or so and then just publish the raw output. Fancy formatting and access to the CLI parameters can come later.
Finally, my question: How do I go about publishing the website so that others can reach it? It’s some kind of (probably simple) networking magic that I can’t quite figure out – any suggestions? I’ve tried from another machine and it doesn’t find it.