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Anyone interested in some Ruby on Rails tutorials?

Discussion in 'Programming General' started by Mishiemoo, Aug 13, 2011.

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    Mishiemoo New Member VPL Member

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    Hey everyone! I've been doing quite a lot of RoR work lately (and working long hours so I haven't been on much!), so I was wondering if anyone would be interested in seeing some basic RoR tutorials that focus on pet sites. I've moved to doing primarily RoR work from PHP, so I think some of you might be interested to see how RoR works.

    Any takers?
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    Lewis Approved Game Owner Pet Game Owner Former VPL Staff VPL Supporter

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    I would be interested. Is there anything that you can do with RoR that you can't with PHP?
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    Yeah I'd be interested too if RoR offers something different than what you can't already do with PHP.
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    I assume Ruby should be learned prior to attempting the framework?

    NBS
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    Lewis & Ole - IMHO you can do almost anything with any programming language, so I wouldn't say there were things that you can do in RoR that you can't in PHP. RoR just makes development simpler, at least to me, because you start out with so much more. Example, there are plugins that are 100% safe and easy to do that handle things like OAuth/secure login, making an API, captchas and a whole lot more. For me it means less time worrying about the core architecture and really low level basic things (like sessions) and more time to actually develop.

    NBS - I started learning Rails without any knowledge of Ruby. As long as you know one programming language (like PHP) it's really easy to pickup. There are some really simple differences, but as a whole its not terribly different. For the PHP programmers out there there's even a Rails for PHP Developers guide, so its even easier to transition. The syntax was the hardest for me to get, but since its very well thought out (the architect designed Rails for humans first and computers second). I can always start with a Ruby basics tutorial, or link to one because there are a ton out there (and a really cool comparison between the two on NetTuts+).
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    Rails is absolutely awesome, PHP is kindergarden in comparison to Rails.

    On BreePets we'll definitely port it in the middle term, because the codebase isn't that big and it will payout in the long term.

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