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Does anyone here know Ruby and Ruby on rails? I have read a few tutorials and just fiddled around with a little bit. Why should I learn Ruby? Why is it so good? From what I have heard it has really good support for OOP but that is all I know.

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Learning Ruby is on my To-Do list. As far as I am aware, Twitter was built on Ruby but they abandoned it and switched to Java. I think Ruby allows you to create highly scalable applications with minimum effort so that's dfinitely a big plus.

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Ok I didn't know that twitter was initially built on Ruby, interesting! I know a lot of people rave about Java as well and I have taken some courses in that language actually, never really got the hang of it though.

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Guys, can we clear one very important point here:

 

 

Ruby is not ROR!

 

Ruby On Rails (RoR) is a web framework that uses Ruby.

 

Ruby as a language is a very beautiful and powerful language that is multi-paradigm and dynamic.

 

So hopefully that is clear :)

 

There is nothing wrong in learning RoR, but please do not think this is "Ruby", there are a whole heap of Web frameworks that use Ruby.

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I think Ruby allows you to create highly scalable applications with minimum effort so that's dfinitely a big plus.

 

I've always heard this is one of the top reasons as to why learn Ruby. Having read some tutorials and programmed simple things with it I would have to say it is true, it seems to be a very simple language and needs very little written to get the same results you would with a different language. I apologize though if I'm wrong, which I could be since I honestly haven't programmed anything big using it, and maybe it stops being simple after a bit, but at least I have to say that on the basics it seems to be simple and easy, and in my opinion very programmer friendly.

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Ruby is fairly new

I've always heard this is one of the top reasons as to why learn Ruby. Having read some tutorials and programmed simple things with it I would have to say it is true, it seems to be a very simple language and needs very little written to get the same results you would with a different language. I apologize though if I'm wrong, which I could be since I honestly haven't programmed anything big using it, and maybe it stops being simple after a bit, but at least I have to say that on the basics it seems to be simple and easy, and in my opinion very programmer friendly.

I agree, it's new and very refreshing for lack of better words.

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I tried to do a little with it when someone wanted a content article written on best ruby practices.  I did enough to write the article, but it seemed to be a waste of time to learn it instead of just using PHP.  What was I missing?

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I've really been looking to get into both Ruby and ROR lately. My friend who has just started up a couple of websites uses ROR and has nothing but great things to say about it.

 

ROR also seems to be growing in popularity with employers, making it that much more important to have experience in. As I look for jobs, I'm definitely going to be working on some projects with ROR to add to my portfoilo

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