Its been so long since I’ve been here. If there was one reason for that its how much I’ve accomplished this goal! I’m a freelance Rails dev now, and I love it 5 years ago
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I got caught up in the trend train. I certainly do want to code more, but not necessarily with Ruby on Rails. 5 years ago
I just finished an online contact database for a non-profit. Not particularly complicated, but it did have a few complexities, like role-based access control and scholar exports to CSV for import into a legacy database. 5 years ago
All of my non-blog websites (movie database, photolog, photo gallery, little apps) are now powered by a self-written rails app. No PHP in sight! Also extensions to my blog software of choice (simplelog) to allow OpenID logins for commenting.
Well, except for an on-release script on some static assets… but that doesn’t count. 5 years ago
I learnt a lot, admittedly. But I’m not a programmer, and I should focus more on my core competencies; which seem to be something like “extracting useful information from absurdly overwhelming amounts of information, fast”. 5 years ago
I managed to write a simple but spiffy business directory for a client. Unfortunately, that was early 2006, and the buzz around Rails has died down, and many of the cool things that attracted me to Rails have been deprecated.
What it really boils down to is that I don’t know Ruby and I’m not much of a programmer… but it was fun to learn! 5 years ago
I put this on my to-do list just so I can know what it is. It might be important, might not. 6 years ago
Finished the SE project, and managed to get Asterisk integration semi-working (it worked, but I couldn’t figure out how to communicate with it and the model in the time provided). I won’t consider this goal complete though until I make a project on my own so I can get a better understanding of the framework. 6 years ago
For my Engineering of Software Subsystems class, I am writing a Rails project with a few other people to implement a fake phone management application. We’re doing some less common things with Rails too, like writing to a text file instead of a DB (part of the requirements). Should be interesting!
To the guy who wanted my list, sorry I forgot to reply sooner but I’ll send you that list sometime this week. 6 years ago
Well I’m not very far into this but have managed to get a nice framework together than allows me have a site where you can create and destroy users and have role based access. And it was pretty easy to be honest :)
I started using Agile Development With Rails to help me get into Rails. It’s pretty good and fairly comprehensive but some of the code seemed a little bit overly busy for what it was doing.
Reading compounded this view after looking at the user authentication recipe vs the Agile Development. The Rails Recipe example was a lot simpler.
So I’d suggest anyone trying to learn Rails get both of these books :D
Anyone have any other titles worth looking at? 6 years ago