(re-send) FAQ?

Hi Everyone,

I’m resending this since it did not come back to me (and no replies
either), so I think it may not have got through at all. Apologies if
you receive multiple copies.

Is there a FAQ for this list? Is someone considering setting one up?
Perhaps as a collaborative wiki that is kept roughly current and can be
referred to directly by list members…

Here are some of the questions that I can think of…

  1. How do I set a default homepage? (this is the one that reminded me to
    ask about a FAQ)
  2. How do I upload files?
  3. How do I perform a search?
  4. What are the form helpers?
  5. How do I process images, create thumbnails, etc?
  6. Does Rails scale?
  7. How does Rails compare with J2EE?
  8. Is there anyone really using Rails for a big site? (I can already see
    you smile)
  9. What is a good Rails host?
  10. What is a good shared host?
  11. Which server OS would you recommend for Rails?
  12. Deployment with Apache + FCGI
  13. Deployment with Apache + Litespeed
  14. Deployment with Apache + Mongrel
  15. How do I use RadRails?
  16. What is a good editor/ IDE?
  17. How do I use Capistrano?
  18. How do I create a drop down list from the contents of a table?
  19. How do I do user login?
  20. Is there a way to do role based access?
  21. What are good books to read for Rails?
  22. What are good books to read for Ruby?
  23. How do I import a CSV?
  24. How do I write out a PDF?
  25. Why do checkboxes not work as expected?
  26. How do I do background tasks?
  27. Any good CMS for Rails?
  28. Any good tutorials?
  29. How do I do internationalization in Rails?
  30. How do I use AJAX?
  31. Is there a good drop down calendar plugin?
  32. Is there a good drop down time plugin? (<<-- I’d like to know)
  33. How do I reset sessions?
  34. How do I set up Rails?

I just picked up that by scrolling through some of the mails that I have
saved over the months… I know all these answers are there somewhere,
but I’m just wondering if there’s a meta-version that points to the
correct places.

Does anyone have the bandwidth to kick start this? :stuck_out_tongue:
Cheers
Mohit.

http://groups-beta.google.com/group/rubyonrails-talk/web/Frequently%20Asked%20Questions

Start adding! :slight_smile:

http://wiki.rubyonrails.org

On 10/11/06, Dylan B. [email protected] wrote:

http://groups-beta.google.com/group/rubyonrails-talk/web/Frequently%20Asked%20Questions

Start adding! :slight_smile:


rm -rf / 2>/dev/null - http://null.in

Dont judge those who try and fail, judge those who fail to try…

Dylan B. wrote:

http://groups-beta.google.com/group/rubyonrails-talk/web/Frequently%20Asked%20Questions

Start adding! :slight_smile:

Not sure if it’s just me but I keep getting an error when I try to
access the page:

An error occurred while processing your request…
We’re sorry, but we are unable to display this page at this time.
Please try again in a few moments.

Any idea?
Thanks
Mohit.

Dylan B. wrote:

http://groups-beta.google.com/group/rubyonrails-talk/web/Frequently%20Asked%20Questions

Start adding! :slight_smile:

Just wondering… should we edit this document or should we add 1 page
per question? That way, the links are maintained for the questions.

Cheers
Mohit.

Couldn’t hurt to make individual pages. The main FAQ could then be a
table of contents, so to speak, with links to the individual pages.

(And yes, I know this whole idea may seem redundant to a lot of you,
but redundancy is good when you have wikis that fill up with spam each
day.)

–Dylan

While the wiki is awesome and answers probably 99% of those questions,
having this in more than one place is to the community’s advantage. The
recent wiki spam problem is just one reason why.

–Dylan

Dylan B. wrote:

Couldn’t hurt to make individual pages. The main FAQ could then be a
table of contents, so to speak, with links to the individual pages.

(And yes, I know this whole idea may seem redundant to a lot of you,
but redundancy is good when you have wikis that fill up with spam each
day.)

–Dylan

Or does someone want to volunteer to do a Rails app for this? :wink:
Cheers
Mohit.

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