Forum: Ruby on Rails Suggestions for a masters dissertation / thesis

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Craig N. (Guest)
on 2007-02-22 23:12

I am thinking about ideas for my masters dissertation and am pretty sure
that I want to do something with Ruby on Rails. I am a RoR newbie but
pretty good with Java and J2EE.

Does anyone have any great ideas for a RoR-based dissertation?

I thought about doing one on 'JEE5 vs Ruby on Rails' where I develop two
identical prototype Web 2.0 style applications and compare the
frameworks using a pre-defined criteria such as ease of use, number of
lines of code, maintainability, helpfulness of user communities etc.

As long as I get to develop an application with Ruby on Rails I'll be
happy but obviously I've got to do something appropriate for a masters
level dissertation.

Any suggestions would be most welcome.


unknown (Guest)
on 2007-02-23 05:10
(Received via mailing list)
>From a quick review of Masters' dissertation requirements, it appears
that the common requirements are that it must be based on a working
program and must have a practical application.

The JEE vs RoR sounds like a good candidate, provided it is well
thought out and the problem being solved is sufficiently practical.

Points to compare:
* cost effectiveness of vertical scaling
* cost effectiveness of horizontal scaling
* product development cycle time
* development cost
* maintenance cost
* ease of testing, and impact of testing on overall cost

I hope this helps.
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