Whats the rail?


#1

I am an extreme beginer to ruby on rails, but not to PHP, Java … etc
and
other OO-like languages. So I have a good understanding of the
principles,
just new to Ruby.

I have two simple questions here:

1.) I get that Ruby is the language but what is the “Rails” part about?

2.) I get the Ruby Gems is the package manager but package manager for
what?
Language Extensions?

-Thanks


#2
  1. rails is a framework, ie a library, code that someone wrote in ruby.

A rails application is going to be a mix of ruby code to program what
is going on on the server
side and and rails framework set up

  1. http://docs.rubygems.org/read/chapter/1#page22

#3

On Mar 26, 2006, at 11:08 AM, anne001 wrote:

  1. rails is a framework, ie a library, code that someone wrote in
    ruby.

Just to quibble over framework vs. library. In general you call out
to library code, whereas a framework tends to call your code.


#4

On 3/26/06, Ryan and Kate H. removed_email_address@domain.invalid wrote:

I am an extreme beginer to ruby on rails, but not to PHP, Java … etc and
other OO-like languages. So I have a good understanding of the principles,
just new to Ruby.

I have two simple questions here:

1.) I get that Ruby is the language but what is the “Rails” part about?


(somebody had to do it.)