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Should i use Ruby?

Post icon  Posted 11 February 2008 - 06:36 PM

Hi

i am learning VB.Net / VB but should i even consider using Ruby i am only learning VB because i want to learn it in college

and what can i do in ruby it seems that VB is better as it isnt just an IDE ??
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#2 skaoth  Icon User is offline

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Re: Should i use Ruby?

Posted 12 February 2008 - 02:57 PM

Is there any particular reason you want to learn VB?

Ruby and vb are different. Ruby is a scripting language and an OO language. VB is not but I hear this may have changed with VB.net.

I like many others don't really like VB
http://www.dreaminco...wtopic42169.htm

You may be better served learning java or C# if your interested in VB.
Otherwise, ruby is a good language to learn.
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Re: Should i use Ruby?

Posted 12 February 2008 - 03:03 PM

View Postdubs07, on 11 Feb, 2008 - 06:36 PM, said:

Hi

i am learning VB.Net / VB but should i even consider using Ruby i am only learning VB because i want to learn it in college

and what can i do in ruby it seems that VB is better as it isnt just an IDE ??


You should probably stick to dreamweaver.... I'm not sayin... I'm just sayin.
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Re: Should i use Ruby?

Posted 12 February 2008 - 03:03 PM

you can do anything in ruby that you can in .net there is an IDE for Ruby its called Aptana studio but ruby is actually used to create robust web applications + with the Rails framework and pretty easy to learn.
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#5 MitkOK  Icon User is offline

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Re: Should i use Ruby?

Posted 12 February 2008 - 03:43 PM

Ruby is not actually used for web applications but for anything you want.
JRuby for example is Java powered Ruby implementation.
IronRuby is implementation of .NET.

This post has been edited by MitkOK: 12 February 2008 - 03:45 PM

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Re: Should i use Ruby?

Posted 12 February 2008 - 03:49 PM

I've been using Ruby for Web Apps mostly but yeah anything you want can be done with it.
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Re: Should i use Ruby?

Posted 12 February 2008 - 05:42 PM

Ruby is a cool language. I would definitely look into it. However I would start off with java or c++, especially if you want to be a computer science major in college because those languages will probably be used.

Ruby is not just for web applications, you can create anything you want. Rails is a web framework created in ruby. Essentially any rails application is a ruby one, just thought I clear that up.
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Re: Should i use Ruby?

Posted 10 March 2008 - 04:26 PM

View Postskyhawk133, on 12 Feb, 2008 - 03:03 PM, said:

View Postdubs07, on 11 Feb, 2008 - 06:36 PM, said:

Hi

i am learning VB.Net / VB but should i even consider using Ruby i am only learning VB because i want to learn it in college

and what can i do in ruby it seems that VB is better as it isnt just an IDE ??


You should probably stick to dreamweaver.... I'm not sayin... I'm just sayin.


By the way, is there any Ruby support in DW yet? Just curios.
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