Ruby on rails

January 3, 2006 at 8:51 pm Leave a comment

I am not the fastest to react to new tech and gadgets. So it was only this week that I finally decided to spend some time on understanding what Ruby on Rails (RoR) is all about (this Wikipedia article sums it up nicely) . So, in simple words, ROR is a framework which allows you to develop web applications much faster than usual (some authors already claim it’s 10 times faster than Java).

I am not the one easily sold, because more than often ease of use means limited flexibility. So I did more digging and found out that Ruby, the language on which RoR is built is a modern, powerful language. There is a great interactive tutorial, that literally made me fall in love with Ruby – Ruby interactive tutorial.

I did not try out RoR yet, but decided to go with the InstantRails package, that basically allows you to run Apache, MySQL, Ruby and Rails with no need to install and configure any of those applications.

A good article that shows the potential of Ruby on Rails is this one.

Ok, so I will need to install the InstantRails to my home PC (Windows 2000) and let’s see how it goes. I am excited.


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