We'd like to create a website where users can submit online tutorials and organize them for future reference. This is a lot like [url removed, login to view] bookmarks and Digg. But targeted specifically for online tutorials. The way users will vote and the algorithm we’ll use to rank content, it’s considerably different than Digg. Since tutorials and reference material have a much different shelf life than news, there will be a long-term calculation to determine the relevance/value of each tutorial over time. The specific algorithms uses to rank content (and to remove content) will be provided by us. But we’ll need an agile developer that will be flexible with these, since they will probably need some tweaking once we are able to test in the actual system. We’re thinking that Ruby would be ideal to develop this site in, since Rails and much of the AJaX scripting framework will already be there. We’re open to using MySQL or SQL Server for the database (but have a preference for SQL Server). Attached is a word document with a more complete description of the project.
1) Complete and fully-functional working program(s) in executable form as well as complete source code of all work done.
2) Deliverables must be in ready-to-run condition, as follows (depending on the nature of the deliverables):
a) For web sites or other server-side deliverables intended to only ever exist in one place in the Buyer's environment--Deliverables must be installed by the Seller in ready-to-run condition in the Buyer's environment.
b) For all others including desktop software or software the buyer intends to distribute: A software installation package that will install the software in ready-to-run condition on the platform(s) specified in this bid request.
3) All deliverables will be considered "work made for hire" under U.S. Copyright law. Buyer will receive exclusive and complete copyrights to all work purchased. (No GPL, GNU, 3rd party components, etc. unless all copyright ramifications are explained AND AGREED TO by the buyer on the site per the coder's Seller Legal Agreement).
Ruby, Ruby on Rails, Windows Server 2003, and MySQL or SQL Server (prefer SQL Server)