I am not a developer and I am not sure that Ruby is the best framework for my online app, don't know where to start, and not sure this is the right place to ask. At a high level, the site will provide users a single function once self-registered (with email) or invited. They will be able to make a list, similar to a wish-list. And then invite friends to register and view the list. I am planning on gwrowing the funtionality as the userbase grow, so for now I have a shared hosting account with GoDaddy (LAMP Server) I expect to have about 5 users concurrent in the beginning. will this be a simple task? What freelancing site or developers group would be good to contact? Appreciate the help, George
on 2008-10-04 16:14
on 2008-10-04 17:05
I think you are in the right place, George. Ruby and the framework Rails can perform those tasks without a problem. On Oct 4, 2:14 pm, George 4000 <email@example.com>
on 2008-10-04 17:54
George 4000 wrote: > now I have a shared hosting account with GoDaddy (LAMP Server) > I expect to have about 5 users concurrent in the beginning. > will this be a simple task? > What freelancing site or developers group would be good to contact? > > Appreciate the help, > > George Hi George, As far as your task goes, the wishlist part of it will be fairly simple, its the authentication system that will give you the most work. I'm a freelance developer but I'm not working at the moment, however I would be happy to work on your project if you need. I have made several systems like the one you are talking about, and I can give some advice/support with most of it. If you are interested in moving this project forwards then let me know, I can probably make a simple application to do what you want in a day or two so I can make one and let you look through it and see if you like it. Let me know what you think. Matt
on 2008-10-05 20:07
restful_authentication is your friend when it comes to developing an authentication system.
on 2008-10-06 03:56
The only thing that stands out to me in your request is using GoDaddy as your hosting account. As a disclaimer, I am not a GoDaddy user, but an inexpensive shared hosting account may not be the best environment to deploying a Rails app. There will be some limitations. However, if you plan on the first phase being an 'alpha' phase and later move onto a better Rails host then using GoDaddy should be very doable.