A new group project is well underway already: a site that searches out discussions for articles and gives you back links. We’re making a few Ajax calls and parsing some of the data and feeding it back to the user. This version doesn’t explicitly need Rails to run an could probably have functioned just as well using Sinatra (i’ll post a little more on why I like Sinatra soon), but its a good exercise in working with the rails filesystem and dealing with its idiosyncrasies. You should see the final website version of the app posted on the portfolio page very soon.
We’re using a lot of cool little gems that i’ll write a little bit about in the next few days, so stick around.