I have gotten quotes with several drupal devs and wanted to compare
this with ruby on rails.
Between the range of $2500-5000 can I have a custom site created in
ruby, similar fashion to those of other video sites (except no public
video uploads) that can work in conjunction with quicktime streaming
server? The site would start with "web pages" imported from
spreadsheet files (500+) with all data and some media references such
as links, QT video links, etc. Media pages would be added using
scripts and meta data on a daily basis, perhaps in conjunction with
podcast server for mac os x. Video galleries, multiple galleries based
on speaker or subject, web pages that represent groupings of speakers,
pages for subjects cross referenced by speaker.
How would this compare with Drupal in terms of expandability,
reliability, speed, backup and other issues for a popular site with an
engaged interactive user base that actively requests improvements?
This is a serious inquiry, please help me explore this solution.