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Questions about Ruby

Posted 26 September 2008 - 01:54 PM

HI I been programming in c++,c,php,html,css ect.

I just looked at some library for Ruby some showed DSL programming.

I really want to know what is Ruby mostly used for.

I am running a linux server and I notice I have a plugin for apache2 to use Ruby.

I would like to know what Ruby can do for web apps and also Desktop Software.

I found many jobs in my area that require to know ruby.

there is a latest job of a project to make web apps.

I like to know generally what you can do with Ruby to use on a website and also as a web app.

This is my real first look at Ruby and am kinda excited seeing example codes and also seeing about 168 lib for it so far.

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Re: Questions about Ruby

Posted 27 September 2008 - 12:00 AM

Ruby is used for everything you can think of.

Ruby has the best ( accordning to most of the web developeres ) web framework - Ruby On Rails . Merb is the other great web framework using Ruby. Of course, you can use CGI class and many more.

It has Java and .NET implementations.

GUI programming : Qt, GTK+, Tk, wxWidgets, WinForms ( through .NET implementation ), Cocoa, Swing/SWT ( JRuby ), OpenGL/SDL binding and innovative GUI toolkits like Shoes
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Re: Questions about Ruby

Posted 27 September 2008 - 08:43 AM

View PostMitkOK, on 27 Sep, 2008 - 12:00 AM, said:

Ruby is used for everything you can think of.

Ruby has the best ( accordning to most of the web developeres ) web framework - Ruby On Rails . Merb is the other great web framework using Ruby. Of course, you can use CGI class and many more.

It has Java and .NET implementations.

GUI programming : Qt, GTK+, Tk, wxWidgets, WinForms ( through .NET implementation ), Cocoa, Swing/SWT ( JRuby ), OpenGL/SDL binding and innovative GUI toolkits like Shoes



SO it seems it can make web games .

I think I might look into it and maybe start learning it. I currently am making a website and wouldl like to make an IM app that can talk to other IM apps like aim,yahoo messenger, msn, ect ..ect..

I am now going to try and learn Ruby.. is there any good tutorials and websites that help you teach other then the Ruby website.

I saw some sample codes of Ruby but I only see much of the codes to show nothing but other ruby files included.

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Re: Questions about Ruby

Posted 29 September 2008 - 04:54 AM

A great resource I found that may help you out:

http://tryruby.hobix.com/

Went through it yesterday, with no prior ruby experience and am programming away in ruby today quite confidently.
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Re: Questions about Ruby

Posted 01 October 2008 - 04:45 AM

Free online resources :

http://www.rubycentral.com/book/
http://poignantguide.net/ruby/

Anything form O'Reilly, Apress, Pragmatic Programmers is good.
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Re: Questions about Ruby

Posted 04 October 2008 - 12:44 AM

I would like to see some programs made with ruby.

I would also like resources to many projects or examples of others doing big projects with this.

I heard you can even make an OS using Ruby.

would like to see some neat software made by this to encourage me to learn Ruby.
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