Since you’re the experts, maybe you guys can verify this fact for me~
Is it definitely easier and much faster (how fast) to add a database or
major feature into an existing site than if i were programming in PHP?
I am developing a site and may want to add a mail center and user
profile interface next year. For this reason am I better off finding a
programmer who can do it in Ruby? Based on the fact that I may want to
add/change features? Secondly, how many hours or days or weeks would it
generally take a programmer to add a mail center (similar to that of
“myspace’s” mail center) OR something like a user profile database into
an existing site?
to be more clear: a programmer I may hire said that if I went with ruby
i could easily add new features and expand the site. is this really the
case, and should i believe a Ruby programmer when he says it would take
50-80 hours to simply add a new feature here and there?.. or are these
database fields relatively quick and easy to add (10-20 hours) into an
existing site once the framework/foundation is built?
Just trying to find out where time is actually saved and the speed of
development increased with Ruby… because based on talking with this
programmer, it sounds like time is of no essence.
Thanks for any response!