Build Your Own Social Network – DIY Twitter Clone #1

In this lesson, we discuss the upcoming tutorial series in which we will be using a variety of freely available resources to build an entire social network from scratch. Our social network, “Flutter” will be a clone of the popular social network Twitter.

We will build this with Ruby on Rails 4, utilizing Twitter’s own Bootstrap CSS framework. We will use GIT for version control, a free resource for Linux based cloud development called C9: and finally deploy the application to the cloud using Heroku.

The way this tutorial is designed, you should be capable of following along even without any previous experience building interactive web applications. If you already have experience with VCS such as GIT, and already have a Linux-based development environment: you may be able to skip the first few episodes in this series and still progress as intended.

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11 responses to “Build Your Own Social Network – DIY Twitter Clone #1”

  1. Sean Livingston Avatar

    That intro was pretty sweet.

  2. ajaz shaik Avatar

    hi very nice tutorial. can you also make a clone for gmail

  3. crazy turlin Avatar

    do you need to be on linux?

  4. DevFactor Avatar

    This course is finished FYI: you can progress from this episode to the last and you will having a working social network hosted in the cloud 🙂

  5. Yosafat Ariel Avatar

    Hi Thank you so much for your effort, but I don't hear any sound

  6. Muhammed Abdurrahaman Ismath Avatar

    ur such a cool guy wiv cool intros, can you teach us how to make those intros?

  7. benttoenail Avatar

    Amazing! I will follow!

  8. DevFactor Avatar

    Don't forget to show your appreciation and SHARE this video with your friends if you find it exciting 🙂 After all, what's the purpose of building YOUR OWN SOCIAL NETWORK if you are the only one who uses it? #programming #code #devfactor

  9. Sean M Avatar

    This is gonna be interesting 😀

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