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I recently decided to play around a bit with Ruby on Rails, its had so much hype so I thought it would be interesting to see how it fares up against ASP.NET programming!

Anyway, I'm only just starting out, but first impressions are very very good indeed! Ruby seems to be a very intuitive language, although I wouldn't say I preferred it to C#. However, the rails framework that deals with all the agile web framework side of things seems awesome!! Really easy to use and get a reasonably complex web site up and running.

I'm going to waffle on a bit more about this in the future, but in the meantime if you're interested in giving it a go on a windows box, its ridiculously easy - you don't even have to "install" any software!! Just do this:

1) Download "InstantRails".
From the website: Instant Rails is a one-stop Rails runtime solution containing Ruby, Rails, Apache, and MySQL, all pre-configured and ready to run. No installer, you simply drop it into the directory of your choice and run it. It does not modify your system environment.
2) Get a "development environment setup"
If you're used to being spoilt/abused by Visual Studio and want something all nice and integrated, then you need to get RadRails. RadRails is a free plugin for the excellent-if-sometimes-a-little-too-slow-for-me Eclipse devenv from Sun. It needs the java runtime to work. Anyway, get it from
Alternatively, use VIM with ruby plugins, or something else :)
3) Follow some tutorials.
Start here....
Then here.... Posted on Wednesday, April 18, 2007 2:58 PM rails | Back to top

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