|The Grouper Project||verbal||11/5/12 10:17 AM|
Grouper... like the fish. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grouper
Grouper is a project aimed at helping newbies get up to speed on developing and understanding
Ruby, web applications and the tools used to create them.
If you're a person just starting out learning web-design and web-development it can be a daunting task to
Git, Backbone, PostgreSQL, Sinatra, Rake, Cucumber, jQuery, ActiveRecord, HAML, ..... OK... you get the
Grouper is intended to group experienced users and newbies together for a more pleasing learning experience.
Small groups will work together to create useful apps.
Now you may ask yourself, "Am I an expert or a newbie?"... well you could be BOTH! You could be a VIM Virtuoso,
but a Node.js novice... an SQL Super-star, but an RSpec...( OK, no witty phrase here! )
So join one project as a mentor, and another as a novice!
The pilot app, which is simply called "voter", is a really simple web-app that allows members of
the Elmhurst Ruby Meetup Group to vote on upcoming meeting topics.
Is it complete? NO! Is it flashy? NO! Is it something that a beginner can wrap her head around and suggest
improvements and tackle making those improvements with a bit of hand holding? YES!
Take a look at "voter" located at http://shanktest.herokuapp.com/ If you're amazed at how it works and would
like some explanations let's talk about it! If you think it crappy because it needs ( fill-in-the-blanks ),
let's talk about that too!
Again... a big thanks to C. Bedrosian for creating this group, and Darren, Ray, Stu and others for their help and input.
Sterling aka ver...@setbit.org