Ruby on Rails & Frameworks - Please advise

Hi there,

I've had just about as much as I can take dealing with Java and
configuring these massive frameworks, so they run, for a short while,
until I make one tiny change, and bang, they crash and burn again.

I have to develop quite a complex portal with books published online,
mailing lists, content management and forums. I was wondering if anyone
knows of a ruby framework, perhaps, that makes this a simple and easy
process.

I look forward to hearing your comments.

Thanks,

SparkySpider

Yeah

there is an awesome framework called SQLonRails

check it out

http://www.sqlonrails.org/

if you want to see how easy it is watch the screen cast at http://www.sqlonrails.org/screencast

good luck

dion

lol! I think I'm gonna switch over now.

"it's really amazing, just to create an entirely new page you only need
maybe a few s.. pages of source code!"

SELECT * FROM the_internet

I was more thinking on the lines of something like Liferay, Textile,
Mambo - only on rails instead. Ideas?

@Sparky:

Rails is a framework written in the Ruby language. It’s capable of doing what you want to do… just learn Ruby and you’ll be good to go.

I was more thinking on the lines of something like Liferay, Textile,
Mambo - only on rails instead. Ideas?

I have a feeling you're looking for a ready made application rather than a framework. Have a look at http://radiantcms.org/ - it's open source and rails based.

Steve

Sparky wrote:

I was more thinking on the lines of something like Liferay, Textile,
Mambo - only on rails instead. Ideas?

There is a nice overview of Rails Content Management Systems over at the Unofficial Ruby on Rails Blog:

http://www.rubyonrailsblog.com/articles/2006/08/28/top-20-ruby-on-rails-content-management-systems-cms

I'd personally recommend Radiant. :wink:

Good point.

I'll check out radiantCMS, thanks.

Stephen Bartholomew wrote:

I’m glad someone posted that, I was looking for it a while ago. It’s great!

Jeremy

you can implement the example on their movie at http://www.sqlonrails.org/

the data download for the Internet is a bit bigger now, as the internet has grown a bit latley with all the video start ups like youtube etc…

use a download manager and the leave it running over night…or just do what I do, and download the entire internet from work…

Jeremy et. all,

You guys are wrong... :slight_smile: Some people will not be knowledgeable enough
to know that SQLonRails is a parody. Although, the SQLonRails
screencast *IS* a riot if you done much webdev. 74000 lines of
autogenerated code. WOW :slight_smile:

Mark

Dion Hewson wrote:

Jeremy et. all,

You guys are wrong... :slight_smile: Some people will not be knowledgeable enough
to know that SQLonRails is a parody. Although, the SQLonRails
screencast *IS* a riot if you done much webdev. 74000 lines of
autogenerated code. WOW :slight_smile:

It's not that funny if you have used any of the [Insert J2EE tool
vendor name here] development suites lately... 74000 lines is about
right. *sigh*.

</me goes back to coding Java for a living>

Max