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Rails Again

I continue to be impressed with the speed of web app development with Rails. I decided to write another simple web app to play around some more with Rails and see exactly how fast I could do it. I developed a simple status report tool, which is kind of similar to the comment form processor from last week except that this time I added authentication to the mix and played around a bit with the layout of the pages. So the basic functionality is login/logout, view report(s) and add new report. Nothing fancy. Pretty simple and boring with your basic CRUD operations. It took me 150 minutes to complete. Don’t get me wrong, this isn’t a production quality application, but the basics are there. I can’t imagine having done this in Java in under 150 minutes.