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Marty Hitchcock
Marty Hitchcock
13,108 Points

Is Ruby on Rails right for me?

The main reason I started learning with Treehouse was so I could bring to life an idea I had which involves a series of apps for android, iOS and web along with a website. All of the apps would tap into the same database (some data would be shared between apps) which involves some peer to peer networking also.

I recently started the rails track but I am now having second thoughts on it being right for what I want to do.

I previously had hired a friend of mine to develop the project for me, but after spending over 25,000 USD on it and seeing minimal results I decided I wouldn't be able to afford doing it that way. He was making it with angular js, firebase and phonegap. So it was basically just javascript, html and css. Would that be a better approach for me?

I had planned on using phonegap for the apps anyway, so the big question is: Considering I want to make hybrid apps, is it better to learn rails for the website or do it all with javascript or something else I haven't thought of?