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Cloning Internet Applications with Ruby by Chang Sau Sheong

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Summary

This is the final chapter in the book and we have covered a lot of ground here. We talked about social networking services in the previous chapter and discussed the features and design of Colony, our Facebook clone. We also went through the data model of the clone. In this chapter we continued to describe the implementation of Colony.

We described the application flow of Colony in detail, feature-by-feature. We started by describing the overall structure of the application flow, followed by the user authentication and login mechanism. After that we described the landing page and the friends list feature as well as the user's activity feeds. We went on describing walls and wall posts followed by user photos and messages. Next were the events, ...

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