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Mateo
February 1st, 2008, 12:40 PM
Could someone explain to me what Ruby on Rails does? I've seen it called a "web application framework". Does that mean it's a rival to LAMP? I've dabbled in programming but am not a programmer by any means. I thought Ruby on Rails might be a way to get my feet back in. I am developing a web application, and Ruby on Rails seems to be hot right now, but I want to understand what it does first. Thanks.

Darkhack
February 1st, 2008, 01:19 PM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ruby_on_Rails
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ruby_%28programming_language%29

Ruby is an interpreted programming language (like Python for example) and Ruby on Rails is basically a Ruby library for web development.