Hi guys, I am new to RoR, and I just installed it on my computer. I am planning of building a social networking website like friendster or facebook. At first, I was thinking of using Php and MySQL, however, recently, I found RoR which I think pretty cool and start learn about it. Hence, my question is: Should I use RoR or Php to develop the social networking website? Which one is better, easier and (whatever, bla bla bla...)? Any opinions?
on 2008-11-10 11:02
on 2008-11-10 12:47
> I am planning of building a social networking website like friendster > or facebook. At first, I was thinking of using Php and MySQL, however, > recently, I found RoR which I think pretty cool and start learn about > it. Hence, my question is: Should I use RoR or Php to develop the > social networking website? Which one is better, easier and (whatever, > bla bla bla...)? Any opinions? Welcome to Rails. First of all, I think the world has enough social networks. Unless you have an incredibly unique idea or just want to do it for the exercise itself, I wouldn't bother. Second, you're asking a group of Rails programmers whether the framework they're using is good or not. The answer will be as you expect: They will think that it is ;). Your best bet is to try it on for size. Building anything substantial takes months at the very least. Years more often. Some times even decades. So investing a few days up front on the main technical alternatives you're looking to choose between seems like a sound investment. Then all you have to do is decide what is better and easier for you personally to use. Good luck.
on 2008-11-10 17:07
You might also search the web on social networking book and help sites - a quick search came up with many good hits and that should answer your question on whether or not to use rails. You might pick up a book too, I was looking at RailsSpace the other day at the bookstore and it looked to be well put together and showed a lot of the interesting and cool things you can do with rails. Good luck.
on 2008-11-10 17:54
Yep, It's called: Addison.Wesley.RailsSpace. Building.a.Social.Networking.Website.with.Ruby.on.Rails.Jul.2007 On Nov 10, 10:07 am, Shandy N. <email@example.com>
on 2008-11-11 04:13
Yeah, the website I want to build is not much different from existing social networking websites. Thats mean u all want me to do more research on RoR?? Sure, I will do it. Thanks guys for your great responses!!
on 2008-11-11 21:33
If you really want to build your own social network, thats fine, but before you do anything substantial take a look at... http://github.com/stevenbristol/lovd-by-less/tree/master and http://github.com/insoshi/insoshi/tree/master
on 2008-11-12 12:12
That was cool, thanks for the great links... Now I have more confident that I can do it also, I will do my best.