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Cloning Internet Applications with Ruby by Chang Sau Sheong

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Chapter 6. Social Networking Services — Cloning Facebook 2

In the previous chapter we went through what social networking services are all about. We also designed a Facebook clone with a small list of essential features that a typical social networking service would have and talked through the design. We also started describing its implementation with a description of the data model used by Colony, our Facebook clone.

In this chapter we will continue with the clone we started previously. We will discuss the application flow of each chapter and finish up with our usual deployment to Heroku to a standalone server.

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Building the application flow

While much of the application logic resides in the data model, the flow of the application determines ...

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