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Kevin Naegele
Kevin Naegele
10,868 Points

How to you plan your App

Where do you start when it comes down to building the app. I am wanting to make a list making site, that can only pull from a set amount of items. I have a list a features that I want to have but just feeling over whelmed or a bad case or coding block. Thank you in advance.

2 Answers

Brandon Barrette
Brandon Barrette
20,485 Points

I would start with getting a users model and users controller (assuming you want users to login). Then add your main model, the list model.

What I did to practice was take the Treebook application from here and begin adding to it. Take an idea and run with it, play around, etc. I failed miserably many times and hacked together some working pieces. But it helped me learn. Then I took my app and reworked it for Rails 4.

Hi Kevin! Maybe structure out a simple algorithm or pseudo-code. I know it might not seem that helpful originally but its great to glance at whilst you are coding and will help you stay on track!

Best of luck! Also, if you aren't feeling up to it on your own maybe you could collaborate with another Ruby Dev?

Have fun! -Luke