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.
WelcomeWelcome to whalespine.org. My name is Tim. I'm a freelance software/web developer living in Cochrane, Alberta (just NW of Calgary for those of you not from around here).