Forum: Ruby on Rails RE: (newbie?) Questions regarding local Rails installationsa

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Dean M. (Guest)
on 2005-12-15 01:12
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[snip]

> welcome simple solutions for that and of all the CMS systems
> I reviewed most seem to be done by programmers who stuff them
> full of features the secretary responsible for updating the
> company website will only get a heart attack from.

Well, this is exactly what Contribute was designed for... a remote CMS
for largely static content web sites for non-technical people to use.

Not trying to be a wet blanket here but given these three facts:

* vague technical requirements
* needed to be done yesterday
* you're coming in new to both Ruby and the Rails framework

...and not that you couldn't learn RoR very quickly but usually when you
have environmental parameters like that, it's could be tough going for
both you and your clients.

> Besides, any excuse to propagate the useage of Rails is good
> enough for me. ;o)

Hey, more power to you, really, Rails is exciting stuff!  But, building
a custom solution based on this premise... is that really the best
option for your client at this time?

Again, not trying to be discouraging of your efforts or enthusiasm...
Just a friendly reality-check.  And I wish you well whatever you decide
and if you go the custom route, we'll all look forward to seeing it!  :)
Samo Korosec (Guest)
on 2005-12-15 07:28
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On Dec 15, 2005, at 12:08 AM, Dean M. wrote:
> ...and not that you couldn't learn RoR very quickly but usually
> when you
> have environmental parameters like that, it's could be tough going for
> both you and your clients.

The thing is that the site I am building right now uses a Flash front-
end. The needed to be done yesterday part was more a little joke and
the initial requirements are quite simple (File upload, Gallery, Text
editing with titles, basically). If it was anything more complicated,
I wouldn't be building it from scratch.

> Hey, more power to you, really, Rails is exciting stuff!  But,
> building
> a custom solution based on this premise... is that really the best
> option for your client at this time?
>
> Again, not trying to be discouraging of your efforts or enthusiasm...
> Just a friendly reality-check.  And I wish you well whatever you
> decide
> and if you go the custom route, we'll all look forward to seeing
> it!  :)

Thanks anyhow, reality checks never hurt!

On Dec 15, 2005, at 1:16 AM, Alain R. wrote:
> Samo,
>
> Next time, please create a new thread.
> By hijacking an existing thread, your question will be invisible to
> all
> people who don't read/hide the master thread.
>
> Alain.

Hm, I'm writing to the list trough Mail.app - did my question pop up
as a part of an existing thred? If so, I'm sorry (way to make a
newbie-ish impression, I guess)!

Samo
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