A Respectable Initial Sprint

Update: Respectr is live!

Huned and I sat down today to attempt to complete a Rails Web app. The bad news is that we didn’t finish, though we made some great progress. Rails is extremely fast – had we been working with a different hacker language like PHP, I think we’d have gotten bogged down in the details and lost focus.

We’re hoping to finish up the build this week, so we can dive into a private beta release, then jump to a public launch when we’re confident the code scales well.

Aside from the obvious “Rails is so fast” lessons, some other lessons we (re)learned were:

  1. Even with a team of two, a shared SVN repository and wiki sped our progress considerably.
  2. Dev environment setup, on the other hand, cost me two hours. Boo eclipse. I should