Who wants a sample application?


#1

Hi all!

Its a long story, but i’ve developed a rails application for a client
who didn’t end up wanting (or paying for) it.

Its an online rostering system for small shops (a cafe in this instance)
who want to allow their staff to log into the system from home to check
their rosters. It also provides a user-friendly interface for the
manager to create the roster.

Anyway, I’m considering GPL’ing it and releasing it as a sample rails
app, to help the beginners out who are trying to come to grips with
rails. I’m remembering when i started using rails, there isn’t much in
the way of sample code to have a look at.

Anyone interested? Any ideas how i would go ahead with this?


#2

On 6/15/07, chris hulbert removed_email_address@domain.invalid wrote:

Anyone interested?

sure, we all love free lunch.

Any ideas how i would go ahead with this?

http://rubyforge.org is your friend.


#3

As a newbie, I would love some sample applications to look at.

Chris

On 6/15/07, chris hulbert removed_email_address@domain.invalid wrote:

manager to create the roster.


You know you’ve achieved perfection in design, Not when you have nothing
more to add, But when you have nothing more to take away.
– Antoine de Saint-Exupery


#4

Chris,
I’d like to see your new application to see a ‘real life’
authentication system. I’ve tried taking apart Beast and always hit a
‘dead end’ when trying to get it to work. If you could make your
application available, I’d be most appreciative.
Thanks,
Kathy

On Jun 15, 8:55 pm, chris hulbert removed_email_address@domain.invalid


#5

chris hulbert wrote:

Anyway, I’m considering GPL’ing it and releasing it as a sample rails
app, to help the beginners out who are trying to come to grips with
rails. I’m remembering when i started using rails, there isn’t much in
the way of sample code to have a look at.

Anyone interested? Any ideas how i would go ahead with this?

Sounds like a great idea!

Cheers
Mohit.


#6

Okay, its up:

http://rosters.rubyforge.org/

Please have a look! And fill in the survey - I need some love, i spent
ages getting the website ‘just so’.

Cheers all. Let me know if you think its nice or nasty.


#7

What, you mean with crypto hashes and the like?
Well, this will have that.

One step better would be to use javascript to hash the users passwords
in their browsers so that nothing gets sent across the network in the
clear, but i digress…

Anyway, i’ve cleaned up the code. I’ve applied for a rubyforge account
which apparently takes a few days. Soon i’ll be able to upload it, and
then later i’ll make some docs and screenshots.

Cheers

removed_email_address@domain.invalid wrote:

Chris,
I’d like to see your new application to see a ‘real life’
authentication system. I’ve tried taking apart Beast and always hit a
‘dead end’ when trying to get it to work. If you could make your
application available, I’d be most appreciative.
Thanks,
Kathy

On Jun 15, 8:55 pm, chris hulbert removed_email_address@domain.invalid


#8

Chris H. wrote:

Posted via http://www.ruby-forum.com/.
Wow, thanks for posting the app, I am sure it will come in handy to
those of us that are just now learning the ins and outs of Rails. It
looks pretty sweet, so I will give it a go.


#9

CPerry wrote:

Chris H. wrote:

Posted via http://www.ruby-forum.com/.
Wow, thanks for posting the app, I am sure it will come in handy to
those of us that are just now learning the ins and outs of Rails. It
looks pretty sweet, so I will give it a go.

Thanks perry. Let me know what you think.


#10

Okay, its up:

http://rosters.rubyforge.org/

Please have a look! And fill in the survey - I need some love, i spent
ages getting the website ‘just so’.

The site looks serene… :slight_smile:

Cheers all. Let me know if you think its nice or nasty.

I downloaded it, and tested it a bit. The usabillity and the looks are
great.

A few lesser bits were the missing migrations & doc/README_FOR_APP.

It wasn’t a problem for me as I’m a somewhat seasoned rails-devver, but
it might be a bit hard to install for rails-newbies due to these missing
bits.

Also I’m not seeing anything like Rest, and the controllers are a bit
fat, but besides that it’s a nice app… & when saving a roster for
some reason it was empty after the save…

A neat app on overall!

Anyway I have no rostering needs, so I’m not a prospective user, but
I’m mainly interested in FOSS-web-apps and I think it’s good if web-
apps are Open Source/Free Software, although I prefer the Affero GPL
as a license (I’m running 2 myself as part of the LogiLogi Foundation:
http://foundation.logilogi.org/)…

greetings,

Wybo

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  • Informatiekunde (computer linguistics, IR, webtech) and Philosophy
  • Member of the Center for Metahistory Groningen
    (http://www.rug.nl/let/cmg)

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#11

Thanks a bunch. Your timing was impecable. It seems that I am the only
Rails dev in the Netherlands and it is pretty hard learning all the
expert stuff (any stuff really) by yourself.