Ruby for a simple web app?


#1

I am not a developer and I am not sure that Ruby is the best framework
for my online app, don’t know where to start, and not sure this is the
right place to ask.

At a high level, the site will provide users a single function once
self-registered (with email) or invited. They will be able to make a
list, similar to a wish-list. And then invite friends to register and
view the list.

I am planning on gwrowing the funtionality as the userbase grow, so for
now I have a shared hosting account with GoDaddy (LAMP Server)
I expect to have about 5 users concurrent in the beginning.
will this be a simple task?
What freelancing site or developers group would be good to contact?

Appreciate the help,

George


#2

I think you are in the right place, George.
Ruby and the framework Rails can perform those tasks without a
problem.

On Oct 4, 2:14 pm, George 4000 removed_email_address@domain.invalid


#3

George 4000 wrote:

now I have a shared hosting account with GoDaddy (LAMP Server)
I expect to have about 5 users concurrent in the beginning.
will this be a simple task?
What freelancing site or developers group would be good to contact?

Appreciate the help,

George

Hi George,

As far as your task goes, the wishlist part of it will be fairly simple,
its the authentication system that will give you the most work.

I’m a freelance developer but I’m not working at the moment, however I
would be happy to work on your project if you need. I have made several
systems like the one you are talking about, and I can give some
advice/support with most of it.

If you are interested in moving this project forwards then let me know,
I can probably make a simple application to do what you want in a day or
two so I can make one and let you look through it and see if you like
it.

Let me know what you think.

Matt


#4

The only thing that stands out to me in your request is using GoDaddy
as your hosting account.

As a disclaimer, I am not a GoDaddy user, but an inexpensive shared
hosting account may not be the best environment to deploying a Rails
app. There will be some limitations. However, if you plan on the first
phase being an ‘alpha’ phase and later move onto a better Rails host
then using GoDaddy should be very doable.


#5

restful_authentication is your friend when it comes to developing an
authentication system.