28 Dec '16, 10pm

Ruby/Rails pro? Help us modernize and improve vimgolf site:

First, a little history.. VimGolf was born as a fun holiday project back in 2010 and has far surpassed my expectation in terms of engagement, longevity, and community. Over the past six years it attracted 17K+ users, 170K+ submissions, 340+ user submitted challenges, and a dozen super active moderators (most of the credit for all of the success goes to them!) who have made it all work. Code: https://github.com/igrigorik/vimgolf/tree/web Six years later, the site infrastructure needs some love and attention: It currently runs on a dated Rails 3.0.19 stack Many of the dependencies are also dated and need to be updated The data model needs to be rethought to fix performance issues and enable new functionality Original assumption was dozens of challenges with tens~hundreds of entries. Leaderboard and top user functionality was bolted on later and not very smartly at that -- it...

Full article: https://github.com/igrigorik/vimgolf/issues/171

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