I've gotten through the Programming Ruby book and I have good idea of how Ruby works; but I am stuck with what to do next. I mean, I know I have to learn Ruby before I get into Rails (i.e. Ruby is the engine of the car and Rails is the body of the car), but I have no idea of what to do with Ruby (as in by it self without Rails). So is there anything I can do with Ruby on the web without knowing a lot about Rails?
on 2006-04-01 20:08
on 2006-04-01 20:15
http://www.coolnamehere.com/geekery/ruby/web/cgi.html http://www.rubycentral.com/book/web.html etc you can also learn to use databases with ruby, without rails... see a recent post on that
on 2006-04-01 20:27
On Apr 1, 2006, at 8:08 AM, Allen D. wrote: > So is there anything I can do with Ruby on the web without knowing > a lot > about Rails? http://rubyquiz.com/ --Steve
on 2006-04-01 20:40
If you love playing around with numbers and logic, join http://mathschallenge.net/ You get points, in the ranking system, everytime you solve a problem. You're supposed to solve the problems by writing programs that will do the work for you of cause :) 2006/4/1, Stephen W. <email@example.com>:
on 2006-04-01 20:55
Funnily enough, we are looking for ideas for good, short Ruby projects for Bitwise at the moment. We have an introductory Ruby tutorial online at the moment. We plan to wrap that up by the end of April. After that I want to run some occasional Ruby programming columns. I was thinking along the lines of doing some simple file/text processing projects (e.g. maybe some HTML search/replace tools for webmasters), some disk utilities (finding files, sorting by size across multiple directories?), maybe even a game (well, I'm an adventure game freak at heart). But if you have any other ideas, please let me know. best wishes Huw C. ================================ Bitwise Magazine www.bitwisemag.com Dark Neon Ltd. ================================
on 2006-04-02 15:55
Actually you're probably more than ready to test out Rails. Check out Agile Web D. with Rails -- they walk you through examples that do not require deep understanding of Ruby. For that matter, nothing I've seen in Rails requires a super-deep understanding of Ruby to grasp.