Forum: Ruby on Rails question of a newbie

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Techod (Guest)
on 2008-11-29 14:20
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Hello all,
My name is Hod and i have an idea of a website that i would like to
I was checking joomla and Drupal but didnt get much help there, I hope
ROR can help me and so i need your advise.
Since i want to keep my site as secret as possible, i will not supply
much information except for the must.

My idea is to have a site that users can upload documents to this site
(free load)
Then paying customers will have the permission to watch this

For this i need;
* a web interface
* database that can manage the uploaded documents,
* database that can manage the paying customers
* query the above databases
* system that manages the transactions (paying customers to my

Does ROR can help me here?
Maybe it is the wrong place to ask, i dont know.
Any answer will be appriciated
Matt (Guest)
on 2008-11-30 17:36
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Ruby on Rails could certainly handle the work you described. As could
PHP, or any other web scripting language - so Joomla and Drupal could
also do it. Your call, really.
Nellboy (Guest)
on 2008-11-30 20:55
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A year ago I had a similar question... can Rails do this for me??...
and the answer is a resounding yes... a year later I still haven't
started the actual project... I have learned how to use Joomla (which
doesn't really fit my requirements), and i'm getting more comfortable
with Rails by the day, and i'm nearly ready to start now (just a few
more sample apps should do it)... but it's taken a lot of work and
sacrifice... I wouldn't suggest tackling it unless you're comfortable
with technical concepts (I have a degree in Electronic Engineering,
and had a little experience with object oriented coding - which REALLY

What made me choose Rails??.. well, ultimately it was the experience
it would give me, it was far more of a challenge than PHP would be to
learn, but it would make me more employable than learning PHP would,
and ultimately would make me a better programmer - which will come in
handy if my brilliant idea doesn't make me squillions of dollars ;)

Beware, learning it from scratch is not for the faint of heart - but
if you have the bottle for it, give it a go, and best of luck to you

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