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#1 zim1985   User is offline

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Some Questions

Posted 28 February 2010 - 02:38 AM

So Ruby looks like a interesting language to learn. I've been hearing that it is useful to learn and use.

I am under the impression that Ruby is good for making webpages...

So

1) What is Ruby good for?
2) The difference between Ruby and Ruby on Rails?
3) Books to get started?
4) Should I learn Ruby or Ruby on Rails first?

Answers appreciated :)

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Posted 28 February 2010 - 02:54 PM

Ruby on Rails is a library of useful classes and methods which help you create websites, it is still Ruby however.

You should definitely learn Ruby first, since you will need it anyway if you do Rails.

As for books, check out this one. It was written in part by the creator of the language.

If you're a fan of Java, or the JVM in general, you should check out JRuby which will allow you to interface Ruby with the JVM (i.e. you can create Swing GUIs, straight from Ruby)

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Re: Some Questions

Posted 28 February 2010 - 03:42 PM

View Posterik.price, on 28 February 2010 - 12:54 PM, said:

Ruby on Rails is a library of useful classes and methods which help you create websites, it is still Ruby however.

You should definitely learn Ruby first, since you will need it anyway if you do Rails.

As for books, check out this one. It was written in part by the creator of the language.

If you're a fan of Java, or the JVM in general, you should check out JRuby which will allow you to interface Ruby with the JVM (i.e. you can create Swing GUIs, straight from Ruby)

Thanks :)
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Re: Some Questions

Posted 28 February 2010 - 04:07 PM

No problem :)

I almost forgot, check out this thread. It has links to some great online resources :)
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