Ok guys, after doing many tutorial arond the web i realize that im not going to learn rails well until a made my own app, so i defined what i want and structured in a way that hope you can understand, maybe we can help each other and define a good starting base(models and relationships) that can be helpful for all of us. Its a little(i think cms), it will consist of basically 4 sections: -blog -forum -user submited content -user profile the site will have a blog and a forum beign administrated by an admin(me) and the registered user can post in the forum, send news, update his profile and add friends to his network, there are some guidelines, i have done an image that hope explain a little better this: http://img155.imageshack.us/my.php?image=anatomy6na.gif so, there are two things on wich id be glad if someone could give me some references: 1- user role auth 2- relations between friends(each user can have many friends) i think its too much for now, any help or advices will be very apreciated :) Ana.
on 2006-04-20 03:44
on 2006-04-20 04:05
The easiest, if not cheapest, approach would be to buy the Rails Cookbook: - User Role Authentication is covered in recipes 31 and 32: "Authentication" and "Role Based Authorization" - Relations between friends is covered in recipe 18 "Self Referential Many to Many Relationships". The detail in these recipes should be enough to cover your requirements. Regards Dave M.