View Full Version : Please explain Ruby on Rails

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.

February 1st, 2008, 01:19 PM

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