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ror-e (.com) is it any good?

I'm currently starting a project selling coffee beans online.

None of the e-commerce packages suit my needs as I'm hoping to have strong social features on it, like a profile and statuses (like Treebook).

So I found ror-e as a framework for this. But they way we want to build I could see the disadvantages of not having a simple e-commerce package that give you an easy to use content management system (see Shopify etc.).

So really, I'm just seeking some general advice on the way to build out this project and whether ror-e and ruby on rails is how I should be doing it.

Maybe, Jason Seifer Jim Hoskins or Randy Hoyt


1 Answer

Jason Seifer
Jason Seifer
Treehouse Guest Teacher

Hi Joshua Goucher! I'm sorry to say I've never had a look at ror-e.com. It's hard to guide you without knowing more about your project but it the trade-off between building something yourself and using a system that already exists is always time. It will take much longer to build something yourself than to use a pre-packaged system that may not have all the functionality you want.

Thanks Jason. I've just stumbled upon spreecommerce.com and it has everything I need for my project and its looks fairly easy to integrate into my application. Thanks for the videos, they are extremely helpful!