I just wanted to thank you all for your help. I just put the final
features of v1.0 of my very first rails application. It's an ecommerce-
type site without the shopping cart part. So it's more of a catalog.
I went from thinking about doing playing w/ rails... to learning the
basics of rails... designing mockups for a client... revising &
getting approval on the design from client... to setting up my own
rails web server (with slicehost)... to creating a full catalog site
with complete admin functionality... to today... in 3 weeks. I could
probably recreate this in 2 days now that I know how to do it.
This is a testament to the power of rails!
Here are the resources I used in the last 3 weeks:
* Ruby on Rails Group on Google Groups
* Agile Web Development With Rails book
* will_paginate plugin
* Slicehost.com web hosting (highly recommended but only if you're
willing to learn. it's not easy to set up for ppl virgin to linux but
its doable if you can follow directions in the tutorials)
* Articles.Slicehost.com (for setting up my web server/slice)
What you think?
PS: Many of the products are currently not in the system yet. Client
has control of that... and will be adding them "soon".