I've been using GM for 5 years now, and last year I started to
learn c++. I had been working on an online gave for over 2 years, and I
started learning c++ specifically so I could have a faster server. I
had the game finished in gml, but it was too slow to run so I figured it
couldn’t be taht hard to write it in c++. Well I was dead wrong. I’ve
been trying to “translate” the server to c++ for over a year and all
I’ve managed is creating a program that can send text messages back and
forth. I could have done that in GM in about 1 minute.
Anyways I decided that if I ever want to finish this game, I
better find a different language for the server. I found out about ruby
and it seems to be a lot like GM except it gives you control over
classes etc… Which is basically what I was looking for all along. But
what I’m really hopping for is that ruby has database/network support
built in. So that I could just call a function like send(), rcv() and
wouldn’t have to write a c++ dll for the network (kind of
couterporductive). Database support is especially important. Is there
any support for mysql in ruby? I know about ruby on rails, but I’m not
making a web aplication, so I don’t think thats what I’m looking for. I
figured ruby probably had database support since ruby on rails does.
Can anyone tell me where I could find out about Ruby’s database/network
support if it has any?