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ruby on rails idea

i am thinking of taking ruby on rails track to a social network and was wondering a couple of things i have only 80gbs left on my mac would i have to get bigger hard drive also hopefully after take the track how can i work more getting my own social network up from scratch and anyone is working setting one up can i have little adivce

You wouldn't need 80gb. Obviously when you deploy it, it would be hosted somewhere else. A good place to start is the Ruby on Rails beginners tutorial on here using Ruby 1.9.3 and Rails 3.2. What kind of social network are you planning. I am in the process of creating one centered around health/fitness.

1 Answer

Andrew Chalkley
Andrew Chalkley
Treehouse Guest Teacher

Like Adam Sackfield said 80gbs should be enough for development but for production when you deploy it to the internet you should monitor your usage. Most people use something like Amazon's S3 to host images as it's a limitless bucket to put your user's images etc.