Its been awhile… I know! Last I checked in on PBooks was when I had decided to use Ledger instead, and try to rebuild PBooks using Ruby (but not Rails) and Git to be able to interact with a Ledger data file via the web, as well as track revisions to that data file via the web.
Yep, its been awhile.
I’ve since become a full-time Rails developer and as it turns out, one of the applications I’m working on has a comprehensive accounting package included in it.
So now my plans are to work on a Rails-powered bookkeeping system! There are some interesting, existing projects, too. The one I liked the best is aptly named “Bookkeeper” (though I think the name is too generic). I forked it awhile back, and since then the project has evolved a little, but not much. I do like it, but it is BSD licensed, and I prefer the Affero GPL for web-based applications.
I plan to make it a standard Rails 3.1 application, using stock components, using Regdel as the headquarters. I started work on Regdel to learn Sinatra and DataMapper, but since then, I’ve grown to prefer Rails and ActiveRecord.