I’ve recently discovered Ruby/Ruby on Rails. Or more accurately, I have
discovered it on an introductory level. I.E. I’ve read bits and pieces
on the internet and the initial pages of a book or two killing time at a
Barnes & Nobles.
My question is this: Is ruby for me? Moreover, can I develop
traditional as well as database driven “GUI” apps such as I would in
Delphi or Visual Studio for that matter? Or is it geared for a
“Browser” based interface?
I am a Delphi programmer on the Windows and Linux platforms. So I am
quite acquainted with Object Oriented Programming. An aspect of which
Ruby first caught my interest. And the Model-View-Controller structure
is quite intriguing to me. Also, Ruby coupled with Rails scaffolding.
It’s been said you can do anything (relatively) in Ruby that you can do
in other languages, such as Java, C, Basic, etc. But I haven’t found
any screen captures or code snippets that would actually prove this out.
Can anyone comment on this and clear this gray area up for me? Thank
you very much.