I think that I could benefit from implementing a simple project while
learning Rails. This project should be simple enough not to take too
much time, and be well suited for Rails.
Do you have ideas on such projects ? Or is there already a list of
suggestions compiled somewhere ?
Thanks for any help you can provide !
I can tell you what I'm working on as a mini side-project. Creating a small software that logs my meetings (who I met, which company, when I met them, what are the follow-up items, etc.) It's going to use acts_as_textiled for allowing "richer" text entry and will be protected by some sort of password. It will allow files to be uploaded against the meeting details. So, it's a bit like a blog for meetings - just slightly more specialized. This may have a rich enough web interface (AJAX, etc. eventually).
In addition, it will have a separate portion that will be called something like "/handheld" which will be quite similar to an RSS feed so that a web-plucking software (something that just downloads a bunch of pages from the net and formats it for the Palm) can retrieve all the meeting logs and put it onto my Palm for offline reading and for reference in meetings. The main requirement here will be to render extremely lean HTML so that it takes less space on the device.
What will you be involved?
1. File column
4. The usual formatting stuff
6. Routes for the different sections
Further down the line, there may be other things to do:
1. Write something for the PC that can submit to this log
3. FckEditor or something to enter rich text directly.
4. Web services or something to sync it with my blog (if I ever have one)
This will at least in the immediate sense run off my computer - I don't really need it to run off the web. The web plucking thing for my Palm is already a standard download.
The need for this system comes mainly cos I found Typo and Pandora don't bend the way I need them to. Also, the whole idea of using Rails for "disposable software"  is extremely appealing
Interested? Comments from others are welcome