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Cloning Internet Applications with Ruby by Chang Sau Sheong

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Chapter 4. Photo Sharing — Cloning Flickr

The World Wide Web was started as a means to share information amongst academics. While the original Web shared mostly text, the sharing of images came from the very roots of the World Wide Web. The original proposal of the HTML drafted in 1993 included the img tag that embeds images on the web page itself. From this basic lineage, photo sharing has become one of the most popular web services on the Internet as it became more commercial and mainstream.

In this chapter we will be creating a clone of Flickr, one of the most popular photo-sharing services around. We will start with a discussion on photo-sharing applications and then move on to the main features that make up such an application. After that ...

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