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Ruby

Anyone want me to contribute to a project of their's?

I'm keen to help out with your project, if I can. It's gotta be on github though.

I'm offering this with no strings attached. It's simply for my own learning and experience. I won't try to claim any kind of ownership over anything, it's simply to help you out.

I'm no ninja, but I can hack my way through a lot of fairly simple Rails stuff. I'm pretty good with css, not so hot with javascript, but I'm learning.

I'd even be happy with something dead simple like applying some basic styling to a page or something - at least I'd get some experience of how to contribute to someone else's repository, and dealing with peoples' requests etc.

3 Answers

Fredrik Skjelvik
Fredrik Skjelvik
4,955 Points

Hey Andrew, I‘m currently working on a website for a Web Design company. I‘ve done almost all the front-end stuff necessary, but I need some help to get the information people type in to the "Contact Me" form. If you have the Ruby skills necessary to do that, I would love it if you could help me out :) Thanks

Could you explain a bit more about what you mean?

Fredrik Skjelvik
Fredrik Skjelvik
4,955 Points

I‘ve made a form in html&css that asks the user about their Name, email, telephone number etc. But when they click "submit" nothing happens, because obviously I need a back-end language (for example Ruby) to take the answers and send them to a database or something for me to look at them. Do you understand better now?

Maciej Czuchnowski
Maciej Czuchnowski
36,440 Points

Be advised that having Rails on the back-end requires a full-blown server with a connected database (or no database if the form is only used to send an email somewhere).

Yeah makes sense, Fredrik. Maciej, you're right, but doesn't sound too hard? I could take a look at it Fredrik. I can't guarantee the outcome, but I'd like to take a look, nonetheless. Do you have your project on Github?

Maciej Czuchnowski
Maciej Czuchnowski
36,440 Points

Yeah, I know you know that, my comment was more towards Fredrik, since I don't know where he stores his site right now and whether he knows what back-end actually entails ;)

If you are interested I would love help writing tests for an application used for research and evaluation within South African NGO's.