Rapid Rails Development?

I’m curious how long people take to build a typical website in rails.
I appreciate that there is no “typical” project, but I’m trying to
get an idea of how long it might take to implement some ideas I have.

Perhaps you can point to a site you have built at say that took me
(and x number of others) “2 days” / “2 months” / “2 hours”. Or, i can
build a simple online shop in xxx days.

The last full cycle web development project I worked on was in asp
/sql several years ago - an online record store. The bulk of the
work probably took a couple of months.

Thanks
Toby

toby privett wrote:

I’m curious how long people take to build a typical website in rails.
I appreciate that there is no “typical” project, but I’m trying to
get an idea of how long it might take to implement some ideas I have.

Perhaps you can point to a site you have built at say that took me
(and x number of others) “2 days” / “2 months” / “2 hours”. Or, i can
build a simple online shop in xxx days.

The last full cycle web development project I worked on was in asp
/sql several years ago - an online record store. The bulk of the
work probably took a couple of months.

Thanks
Toby

There was a short thread on this recently:
http://www.ruby-forum.com/topic/87339.

Bottom line, it’s just too hard to say, there are SO many variables.

I think Bruce Tate’s anecdotal story in “From Java to Ruby” about
rewriting a java app was something like 4 months of java work (using
Spring, Hibernate, etc.) was re-done in Ruby in a matter of 4 nights.
Now, you know that after 4 months of working on the project, they had
answers to most of the questions that were gonna come up, so you have to
make an effort in your mind to separate out design time from construct
time on a comparison like that. But still, you are definitely talking
orders-of-magnitude productivity gains >for the right type of
application<.

c.

toby privett wrote:

The last full cycle web development project I worked on was in asp
/sql several years ago - an online record store. The bulk of the
work probably took a couple of months.

In general I’ve heard, and my experience tells me, that sites like that
usually take about half as much time as classical ASP. But it is hard
to say, depends on who’s working on it, what the requirements are, what
your deployment requirements are, etc.

If you’re interested, we’re running a one-day workshop in Chicago for
ASP developers who are now learning Rails. There’s a link to the full
announcment in the sidebar of our blog at softiesonrails.com.

Jeff
www.softiesonrails.com

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