Good day to all of you, thanks for keeping this platform evolving and
making the great sites we interact with daily on the web.
I have hand written the specs (drawings and all) of a social networking
site, and I wanted to ask you folks a few questions that could help me
nail down some cost figures and see if Rails is really the platform that
I'm going to go with. Eventually I may be turning back to this
community to find the efficient developers passionate about their work
who can turn these specifications into a working site.
My questions are:
!. Why do you think Rails is the best platform to design a Social
Networking site on?
2. If we were to use Zaadz/Gaia (a social networking site that I have
been informed was designed on Rails) as a model for the complexity of
the site design - what would the optimal number of programmers working
on this site be? How long would it take them? (www.zaadz.com) If
you have to sign up to view full options, it's pretty similar to
Myspace, however it has a points system similar to slashdot.
3. What percent of Zaadz could be made through Open Source options?
4. What would I expect to spend making a similar site if I wanted to go
with those individuals who wouldn't have to learn on the job, qualified
to create such pages?
I appreciate your assistance, and hope this opportunity piques your