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Any entrepreneurial Ruby developers?

I have a very good business idea that I would like to bounce off some people who might be interested in a startup. I am a ruby dev myself, trying to build a business. I recently launched http://techboard.co.za and I looking for my new project.  I believe that it's a pretty good idea that might succeed in the international market. However, the initial scope of work will be a bit big for me to handle on my own. I work a full time job and usually spend my…See More
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May 10, 2011
michaelerasmus commented on michaelerasmus's blog post Today I'm launching techboard.co.za - A job board for South African Tech workers
"By shared hosting I mean "old school" hosting, without the ability to quick scale by adding/removing instances in the cloud. That, coupled with the ease of deployment is why I went with Heroku. But what I and many other sites like Reddit…"
Apr 28, 2011
George Gombay commented on michaelerasmus's blog post Today I'm launching techboard.co.za - A job board for South African Tech workers
"Just to make sure I am on your wave-length, can you please elaborate on what you mean exactly by "shared hosting" in this context of IAAS i.e. how that would work for you?  I ask because I am intrigued about some of the ramifications…"
Apr 28, 2011
michaelerasmus commented on Bradley Whittington's blog post In the process of launching Lessfuss, a personal assistant service
"Very nice. This sounds like something I would use myself. Nice website layout and design. As a programmer I was wondering if you would care to divulge some of the technical aspects? Or will that also be covered on your blog?"
Apr 28, 2011
michaelerasmus commented on michaelerasmus's blog post Today I'm launching techboard.co.za - A job board for South African Tech workers
"Yes indeed Dele, my site was hosted at the IAAS provider heroku that runs on EC2. They were really hard hit by the outage. I estimate that all in all I had about 30 hours downtime in the end. Which s**** just after launching, but luckily it was over…"
Apr 28, 2011
Dele Sikuade commented on michaelerasmus's blog post Today I'm launching techboard.co.za - A job board for South African Tech workers
"22nd April 09:38 GMT Techboard is down. Are you a victim of Amazon's cloud tanking taking the image of SAAS down with it? Will check back later, techboard sounds like a good idea."
Apr 22, 2011
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"Welcome, Michael.   The background to your 'photo, is that a town in Germany? The church steeple there is consistent with the architecture of that part of the world."
Apr 21, 2011
George Gombay commented on michaelerasmus's blog post Today I'm launching techboard.co.za - A job board for South African Tech workers
"Thank you for that clarification, Michael.   Regarding your 2nd tip, you know what they say, "imitation is the sincerest from of flattery" :-)   The problem of privacy / discretion for tech people who do not wish to jeopardize…"
Apr 21, 2011
michaelerasmus commented on michaelerasmus's blog post Today I'm launching techboard.co.za - A job board for South African Tech workers
"Thanks George, I quite proud of the design since I'm not really a designer as such, more of a developer.   Two tips I can give people who struggle with design: Keep it simple Steal as many ideas from other sites that you can get away with…"
Apr 21, 2011
George Gombay commented on michaelerasmus's blog post Today I'm launching techboard.co.za - A job board for South African Tech workers
"Congratulations Michael,   This looks like a nice, clean application of a pleasing appearance with the merit of simplicity. Also, of course, it is always rewarding to witness a good use of Ruby.   You state that this is intended to be…"
Apr 21, 2011
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Today I'm launching techboard.co.za - A job board for South African Tech workers

The site is meant to be a place where employers and employees can connect directly. I plan on only allowing high quality job ad and no ads from recruiters. I developed the site using Ruby on Rails 3 and it's currently hosted on Heroku. I have worked on it on and off for about 4 months, and I did all the design and development myself. Please have a look at: www.techboard.co.za Any thoughts and suggestions are welcome. Job postings are…See More
Apr 20, 2011
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Mar 28, 2011

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Today I'm launching techboard.co.za - A job board for South African Tech workers

The site is meant to be a place where employers and employees can connect directly. 

I plan on only allowing high quality job ad and no ads from recruiters. 

I developed the site using Ruby on Rails 3 and it's currently hosted on Heroku. I have worked on it on and off for about 4 months, and I did all the design and development myself.

 

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At 11:46 on April 21, 2011, George Gombay said…

Welcome, Michael.

 

The background to your 'photo, is that a town in Germany? The church steeple there is consistent with the architecture of that part of the world.

 
 
 

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