I’m sure just the thought of another Social Network site makes you
Trust me, I have no desire to create the next Facebook. However, I do
an idea that will fulfill a need in an offbeat niche that isn’t being
I’ve tried in the past to pay people to do the work but that didn’t work
Now I find myself unexpectedly unemployed and thus with some time on my
workaholic hands. I do happen to be a programmer by trade, though my
job” has kept me out of mainstream programming for a while. I’m overly
familiar with Tcl and I know enough PHP to do some serious damage to
something – No, seriously. It’s like Spanish. I could probably wing my
way through reading it okay but writing it on my own without backup
probably would lead to an International incident.
So, anyway, I saw there was an actual book on Ruby on Rails that was
basically a tutorial with the end result being a basic social networking
site. I like the idea of having something other than “Hello, World”
blinking on my screen. However, reviews indicated it was very out of
because Rails has had new versions which have caused huge differences
between what’s in the book and what’s in the current version. I get it.
So, my question is: Are there any tutorials or books that step-through
basics and teach RoR in a practical methodology so the end result is
building blocks that the student can clearly apply or even where the end
result is actually a working useful application – preferably something
like a social network?
I am highly motivated. As I mentioned I have both time on my hands and
what I think is going to be a very popular, possibly profitable idea. If
someone were willing to work with me and teach me, I would be willing to
share in the rewards.