Ruby servers and command line and gems... what's that! (I'm a php guy)

I’m used to working in php, where I have my .php files and all I have
to do is put them in a www directory served by apache, or upload them
to a php host.

Now I’m trying ruby and RoR and first I discover they don’t use
apache, then that there are 3 servers, webrick mongrel an lighthttpd,
which I can’t really understand.

Second, it’s full of command lines, what for? I got no cl in php…

and gems too… well I think I get it here, they’re extensions,
“nicely” installed… (I don’t see the point in installing anyway,
shouldn’t a require do the trick?)

I love ruby syntax, but prefere php for the reasons I told, probably
just because I can’t understand them… anyway is it possible to work
in ruby as I would in php? Using apache and that’s it?

I’ve been trying the camping framework since rails was getting to big
and powerful for my little app, but I can’t get its stupid server to
run. I’d like to simply copy a folder in a www directory and query the
index.rb file…

I’m talking to much, sorry…
bye!

Hey I found something interesting! I just realised a major difference
between php and ruby: ruby han no opening tags! That means It wouldn’t
work like php…
But I found this eRuby project that seems cool, it uses apache and
seems to work just like php does.

Am I right? This might be the right way to go then! (only problem then
would be find a host, wouldn’t it…)

bye

Snaggy wrote:

I’ve been trying the camping framework since rails was getting to big
and powerful for my little app, but I can’t get its stupid server to
run. I’d like to simply copy a folder in a www directory and query the
index.rb file…

Hi Snaggy. Welcome to Rails. Sorry your journey has been frustrating
thus far; I hope it gets better.

If you’re serious about learning Rails, I’d strongly recommend you pick
up Agile Web D. with Rails 2nd edition. You can get a PDF copy
for $23.50 via the Pragmatic Programmers:

http://www.pragmaticprogrammer.com/titles/rails/index.html

That should get you well beyond what you’re probably doing with PHP, and
if you have any questions along the way, feel free to ask.

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