Fear of sharing

Hi guys, I have an idea for a cool web application but i'm not done
learning ruby... almost. I plan to move on to learning rails when i'm
okay with using ruby which should be in about 2 months I suppose. I'm
itching to develop this app but that will only happen when i'm done with
rails which is another i don't know how many months only God knows. I
was thinking of asking for people who might be interested to help me do
this but I have this fear of sharing ideas over the internet that
someone might take it and run with it... what do I do about this now?
I'm kinda confused. I'm not sure if I should share it or wait till I'm
set to do this then maybe tell people about it when I'm done with a
prototype... what do you guys think? any advice?

Have you read rails tutorial?

http://ruby.railstutorial.org/

I’m not sure how it will take you to read this but I guess you’ll have an idea.

You first have to be sure how it will take you to learn it, after that you can share your idea with someone who can help you :slight_smile:

Javier Q

Hi Samuel,

Hi guys, I have an idea for a cool web application...

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I'm kinda confused.

Agreed. First evidence is that you've asked a fundamental business
question on a technical forum :wink:

I'm not sure if I should share it or wait till I'm
set to do this then maybe tell people about it when I'm done with a
prototype... what do you guys think? any advice?

1) A product (or service) is not a business. They're separate
things. The product is typically much easier to build than the
business.
2) Team is much, much more important to success than Product. Build
your team. Then build your product. If you can't 'sell' your product
to potential team members (i.e., get anyone else as excited by the
idea as you are) then your chances of selling it to paying customers
are pretty much nil. Be ready and open to redefining your product as
a function of building your team. The fundamental definition of a
"Better" product is that more people want to be involved in helping
you build it.

HTH,
Bill

Team is much, much more important to success than Product. Build
your team. Then build your product.

I've thought of this for a while but the fact that you mentioned it
which rings a bell means I should consider it which I have and I'm going
to post it as a new topic and anyone interested should email me :slight_smile:

HTH,
Bill

Thanks Bill :slight_smile:

You're welcome. Best of luck to you!

Bill