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Ruby

Discussion in 'Ruby' started by PwrUps, Oct 16, 2006.

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    I've been thinking about learning another language lately, and thought about maybe learning Ruby next...
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    I currently know PHP and was wondering the differences between Ruby and PHP, like speed-wise, difficulty-wise, etc.

    Also if anyone can point me in the direction of tutorials for Ruby (like newbie tutorials), that'd be greatly appreciated.
     
    PwrUps, Oct 16, 2006 IP
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  2. mhdoc

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    It's not directly ruby, but 37signals.com did the rails framework and have lots of really usful observations about website development.
     
    mhdoc, Oct 16, 2006 IP
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    If you are freelancer - there are more php projects, then ruby, but ruby projects are more interesting and harder
     
    intoex, Oct 17, 2006 IP
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  4. PwrUps

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    Yea, I've noticed there aren't as many Ruby projects, but I'm just interested in learning another language, I'm also thinking about maybe learning ASP instead of Ruby... which one do you think I should learn?
     
    PwrUps, Oct 17, 2006 IP
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    On what level do you know PHP? Learn it more professionally, make couple of serious projects on it using OOP, MVC, Smarty, Zend or other frameworks, for example cakephp. Ruby - don't know, it's fast to develop at first stage, but then.... :)
     
    intoex, Oct 17, 2006 IP
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    I guess I should probably look into that more. I can easily get the basics of PHP done, and along with simpler OOP (nothing too complex with that yet). I should probably look into learning more of OOP and learn it more professionally. Thought Ruby might be a nice little thing to learn on the side.
     
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    Define aim why are you learning - to start some project, or to work somewhere? Ruby is good for rapid development, but it's slow for large projects
     
    intoex, Oct 18, 2006 IP
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    Well I started to learn PHP a while back so I can make my websites do more and make use of databases and junk.

    I was looking into Ruby to just expand my knowledge a bit... No real particular aim, just to learn something new and try it out.
     
    PwrUps, Oct 18, 2006 IP
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    try to start more serious project using your current knowledge in php
     
    intoex, Oct 19, 2006 IP
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    http://www.webref.eu/ruby-on-rails-tutorial.php

    Rgds
     
    accel, Oct 20, 2006 IP
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    I think its a great idea to learn another programming language. It'll give you more ways to think, and it keeps things fresh. Otherwise, its easy to start programming in a mindless cruise-control type of way.

    You can do amazing things in ruby with very little work. Why not try a small tutorial and then see if you can find a project that fits a similar model.
     
    RZ-1, Oct 21, 2006 IP
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    From what I read, Ruby is ungodly slow... compared to perl, php or even java.

    It's like python, it looks funny in comparison to more C style syntax. Completely object oriented like Java.
     
    nddb, Oct 25, 2006 IP