Here's the question... Is Ruby On Rails the right framework to use for what I want to do?
Here's what I want to do... Community service website with localized weather forecasts, real-time weather data, community forum, events calendar, "things to do and see", business directory, classifieds, blog, and integration of as much as possible with google maps.
I don't know Ruby and am not a programmer by trade. However, I really enjoy learning new technologies and seem to be able to pick up new languages (at least to the point of being dangerous ) fairly quickly.
What I want in the end is a structure that is much more maintainable / modifiable than the kluged together script conglomerate that I am headed toward now. I also want to improve the site performance.
I've heard that RoR is a good framword for developing "web applications". I just don't know if the site that I'm trying to build qualifies as a "web application" .
Thanks in advance!