A couple of days ago I asked myself which language I would choose to be able to program my own back ends. I had the answer already in my mind, I knew that rails was really the only choice for me. I’m not a very good programmer, in fact I’m a design student but I’m driven by the thought to learn as much as I can until I get too old for this.
When I made websites I used dreamweaver first, later I wrote the HTML myself because dreamweaver wouldn’t fit my quality and feature requirements. Now sometimes customers want to be able to manage their own content, so I’m giving them a Content Management System. But it is the same thing, all of the CMS systems have a lot of features but in most of the cases they are just not the right ones for the current case. So I thought a lot of times »One of these days, I’m gonna write my own CMS«. I also thought that I would do it with rails, simply because there wasn’t any other webframework out there which promised the easy and elegance of rails. I even considered JSP and PHP for a moment but when I took a closer look on Ruby and Ruby on Rails the decision was easy.
Right now the project runs on localhost only because I was lazy and downloaded Locomotive for Mac OS X which gave me everything I needed. But since I’m also using SVN now I will check out the project on my server too. I let you know so you can follow its progress. So the next posts will be about my trip on rails. Meanwhile I will also post about my current project at UdK but I guess it will get its own website anyway.