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    Rails?

    I have heard of ruby on rails but never reallly gave it any thought. Is it like PHP?

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    Ruby is a language and Rails is a framework. So you can't really compare Rails to PHP. But IMO there are lots of similarities between Ruby and PHP (and other languages for that matter). If you have a basic understanding of syntax, operators, datatypes, etc. you should be able to pick up Ruby relatively easy (having some OOP under your belt will be a big help). If you understand MVC then you should be able to get into Rails with a little effort. Why not try it and see? It won't cost anything but your time.

    In my experience, getting everything installed was the biggest hassle. I've worked my way through a few "newbie" level tutorials without many problems. Now my learning curve is a bit steeper as I need to be able to apply what I've learned (or think I've learned) to more complex coding, so my progress is a bit slower.

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    Ok thanks. I have done some OO languages before and understand data types and everything you mentioned above.


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