NEW RAILS SITE: Riding two bubbles at the same time


#1

Today we finally opened the doors to “Street Easy” (http://
www.streeteasy.com/), a Real Estate Research Site for New York City.

It was built by two guys in three months. It doesn’t have tags, but
it has google maps. It rides two bubbles at the same time. It’s like
road kill: the price tags will shock you, but you won’t be able to
stop browsing around. And I’m not going to waste your time or mine
telling you what framework we used to build it.

Go take a look, play with it and see if you can spot a couple of cool
rails tricks we have done (and will soon be sharing with the world).

And from those two guys, a big thank you to David Hasandbelongstomany
Hansson, the rest of the core team and the rails community for the
best thing to happen in web development in the last 20 years.

Really, thanks!
Sebastian D.

PS: and go visit the site, and tell your friends, and give us google
love
PPS: and of course, send all the feedback you can send, either to me
directly or through the site.


#2

Today we finally opened the doors to “Street Easy” (http://
www.streeteasy.com/), a Real Estate Research Site for New York City.

My first thought? Very depressing… I always new NYC was expensive but
the confirmation was deflating all the same. And I live in S.F. and I
thought it was ridiculous here…

The site is very slick, though – very well done, IMO, w/ Google maps.
Congrats on the launch!


#3

On Wednesday 28 December 2005 09:31 pm, Sebastian D. wrote:

rails tricks we have done (and will soon be sharing with the world).
Man, you massaged that data every which way but loose. Kewl!

SteveT

Steve L.
Author:


#4

On 12/28/05, Sebastian D. removed_email_address@domain.invalid wrote:

Today we finally opened the doors to “Street Easy” (http://
www.streeteasy.com/), a Real Estate Research Site for New York City.

It was built by two guys in three months. It doesn’t have tags, but
it has google maps. It rides two bubbles at the same time.

I’m especially pleased that I can browse without Javascript (although
no maps)! It’s getting more and more important to me as sites move
toward the drag-fade-blink-spin-popup madness. It looks like great
work was done.

Really, thanks!
Sebastian D.

Sincerely,

Tom L.
removed_email_address@domain.invalid
http://AllTom.com/


#5

On Wed, Dec 28, 2005 at 10:31:52PM -0400, Sebastian D. wrote:

And from those two guys, a big thank you to David Hasandbelongstomany
Hansson, the rest of the core team and the rails community for the
best thing to happen in web development in the last 20 years.

As good as Rails is, I think the invention of the Web itself might be
considered more valuable…

  • Matt

#6

I really like the filter ability on the talk page.

I’m a newbie, is that a standard thing or one of your tricks?

FYI: If you uncheck everything in the filter selection you get a error
page. Looks like you have at least one more bug to address.

Greg
On 12/28/05, Sebastian D. removed_email_address@domain.invalid wrote:

rails tricks we have done (and will soon be sharing with the world).
PPS: and of course, send all the feedback you can send, either to me
directly or through the site.


Rails mailing list
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Greg F.
The Norcross Group
Forensics for the 21st Century


#7

Steve,

I have no relation to the site, but I thought I would answer your
questions.

If you use apache or lighttpd to run your app then you can use standard
port
80 or 443 so you do not need to specify the port. You could probably
even
use webrick on port 80 if nothing else was running on it and you had
authority with the OS.

As for how to run off the root, that is simply a matter of setting up
your
routes in config/routes.rb, you can specify what controller is called
for a
root URL and so much more. Check out the documentation on routes and
you’ll
see how to do it.

Best,

Jeff


#8

On Wednesday 28 December 2005 09:31 pm, Sebastian D. wrote:

rails tricks we have done (and will soon be sharing with the world).

And from those two guys, a big thank you to David Hasandbelongstomany
Hansson, the rest of the core team and the rails community for the
best thing to happen in web development in the last 20 years.

Really, thanks!
Sebastian D.

Sebastian, David or anyone else

Nice site! I really like the hierarchies you can expand and collapse.

Is this site run on Webrick, Apache, Apache2, IIS, or something else?
How did
you avoid needing to put the port number in the URL? How did you have
the app
off the main page rather than http://www.mydomain.tld/mycontroller?

Thanks

SteveT

Steve L.
Author: