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xellos
01-01-2008, 02:02 PM
where is ruby used for ?

for web or normal programming?

or is it like php or javascript?

ralph l mayo
01-02-2008, 09:12 AM
It's used for both web and normal programming. Probably more people use it to develop for the web, but I don't have any numbers.

It's more like PHP in that it's used in server-side coding but more like JavaScript in syntax (although it isn't a whole lot like either in syntax).

smitha
09-05-2008, 11:13 AM
It has many features to process text files and to do system management tasks (as in Perl). It is simple, straight-forward, extensible, and portable

The Integer class and its subclasses Fixnum and Bignum now have a reverse method. This is an important part of Ruby, as less object oriented languages will often make you use more standard procedural style within a class, e.g. a custom method I want to operate on strings would typically be a static method that takes a string as an explicit method in Java or C#, while in Ruby you would add it to the string class and continue calling it OOP style. Ruby even lets you add a method to a single specific instance of a class.
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Smitha

lyndas9254
12-08-2008, 02:28 AM
I have used ROR for web development successfully. It is object oriented making development easier. ROR makes it easy to access data models with limited amount of coding. You also can scale the project or scale the web design. To grab ROR information go on google or go to Rubyonrails.org. These were very useful.

kucerar
12-12-2008, 09:07 PM
so far I seen it used in books, training, conferences, developer journals and t-shirts, but never in practice.

pyngthyngs
05-09-2009, 05:06 PM
so far I seen it used in books, training, conferences, developer journals and t-shirts, but never in practice.

LOL. You can't be serious. Here are a number of quality site run on ROR including Twitter (#49 on Alexa as of this writing): http://codingforums.com/showthread.php?t=160819

DesouzaC
08-13-2009, 06:29 AM
Is twitter still run on Ruby?

Zangeel
08-19-2009, 07:41 AM
It's now using Scala not ROR

funnymoney
08-19-2009, 03:15 PM
i don't understand why there are new programming/scripting languages after PHP..

yea, yea, Ruby this Ruby that, but that's all tech mumbo-jumbo that 98% of people who are into programming never even figure out, not to say use it.

it's great, but not that great for me to switch on it. PHP Rulez :D

Zangeel
08-20-2009, 09:30 AM
PHP does what most programming languages do. I mean they functionally do all the same things, the ROR framework isn't half bad though, but then again there's many PHP frameworks that copy Rails. The advantage of PHP is it can be done procedural, and OO, and it's straightforward. A intermediate PHP user can do the same as an advanced PHP user using procedural instead of OO, so it's an attractive language.

funnymoney
08-21-2009, 06:54 PM
you know why php is good, because ppl actually type php code..

now, does anyone here know how to type ruby code.

no.

i thought so :p

whizard
08-26-2009, 08:06 PM
you know why php is good, because ppl actually type php code..

now, does anyone here know how to type ruby code.

no.

i thought so

Win.

Dan

mlse
09-17-2009, 11:45 AM
PHP ist die Übersprache von dem Internet!

Fou-Lu
09-17-2009, 02:26 PM
you know why php is good, because ppl actually type php code..

now, does anyone here know how to type ruby code.

no.

i thought so :p



def f(name)
puts "#{name} can codz the rubz"
end
f("Fou-Lu")
// Fou-Lu can codz the rubz


Mind you, I only know it because it was a requirement for school...

funnymoney
09-18-2009, 01:17 AM
Mind you, I only know it because it was a requirement for school...

school? oh, that was loong time ago ;)

Fou-Lu
09-18-2009, 05:47 AM
school? oh, that was loong time ago ;)

That was only a year ago :P

funnymoney
09-19-2009, 01:12 AM
That was only a year ago :P

maybe 7-8 ago.. unless you mean college..

Zangeel
11-21-2009, 09:12 PM
def f(name)
puts "#{name} can codz the rubz"
end
f("Fou-Lu")
// Fou-Lu can codz the rubz


Mind you, I only know it because it was a requirement for school...

You have brought great shame to CF with your knowledge of Ruby :(

OGGordon
11-24-2009, 04:06 AM
I always thought Ruby was basically a simpler version of php. Was thinking of picking up a book to learn more about ruby.

Fou-Lu
11-24-2009, 08:07 AM
I have to say it reminds me more of perl than PHP. Granted, PHP reminds me of perl, but not in the same way (more C'ish than perl IMO).
I wouldn't buy a book honestly. Ruby never did seem to make the big hit like it hype had suggested it would at least in the web world, but if you have the extra time I'd look into some sites that specialize in ruby. You can never go wrong with learning a new language thats for sure.

funnymoney
11-24-2009, 07:47 PM
I always thought Ruby was basically a simpler version of php. Was thinking of picking up a book to learn more about ruby.

nah, stick with PHP, later you can easily adopt any language ;)

pavelitbay
02-26-2010, 01:34 PM
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Yay
03-04-2010, 06:34 PM
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Agreed.

jeddi
03-08-2010, 08:18 AM
Agreed.

You better add that to your "word-list" :D



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bestdeveloper
08-17-2010, 10:44 AM
Hi to everybody

Many people use Ruby in their daily jobs. Others just as a hobby. Here you’ll find a small sample of real world usage of Ruby.

Simulations

* NASA Langley Research Center uses Ruby to conduct simulations.

* A research group in Motorola uses Ruby to script a simulator, both to generate scenarios and to post process the data.

3D Modeling

* Google SketchUp is a 3D modeling application that uses Ruby for its macro scripting API.

Business

* Toronto Rehab uses a RubyWebDialogs based app to manage and track on-call and on-site support for the IT help desk and IT operations teams.

Robotics

* At MORPHA project, Ruby was used to implemented the reactive control part for the Siemens service robot.

Networking

* Open Domain Server uses Ruby to allow people using Dynamic DNS clients to update in real time their IP configuration so that it can be mapped to static domains.

Telephony

* Ruby is being used within Lucent on a 3G wireless telephony product.

System Administration

* Ruby was used to write the central data collection portion of Level 3 Communications Unix Capacity and Planning system that gathers performance statistics from over 1700 Unix (Solaris and Linux) servers scattered around the globe.

Web Applications

* Basecamp, a web-based project management application developed by 37signals, is programmed entirely in Ruby.

* 43 Things allows you to keep a list of goals and share it with the world. It was developed entirely in Ruby.

* A List Apart, a magazine for people who make websites that has been around since 1997, has recently been revamped and uses a custom application built with Ruby on Rails.

* Blue Sequence, a sophisticated mission-critical application which forms part of Toyota Motor Manufacturing’s own “sequence-in-time” production process, has recently been selected as finalist the British Computer (BCS) Information Management Awards.


Regards

joaqs
09-29-2011, 09:21 AM
I agree, many experts use Ruby for web programming. ;)

Regarding Twitter running on RoR, yes, it’s now using Scala but some resources indicated that majority are still with RoR particularly its user interface elements.

If my memory serves me right, RoR had a beta release days ago but haven’t checked out its details yet.

bparker1084
10-16-2012, 11:12 AM
It's used for both web and normal programming. Probably more people use it to develop for the web.

annaharris
12-27-2012, 12:32 PM
Ruby on rails has used for both simple web programming with many features, easy to access data models with a limited amount of coding.

JohnnyCash
02-05-2013, 06:18 AM
There are thousands of different languages and ways you could build a web site. Some are more popular than others, and some require specific tools or technologies.
Its popularity has a lot to do with Rails being particularly well suited to building web sites. You can make a working prototype of an idea pretty quickly, and then build out from that. It has addressed a lot of the problems you can run into on a large web project. Think of Rails as a gateway drug – you play around, build a few things, and get into Ruby- which is a very “that makes sense” language.

andy_urllab
04-11-2013, 02:28 PM
def f(name)
puts "#{name} can codz the rubz"
end
f("Fou-Lu")
// Fou-Lu can codz the rubz


Mind you, I only know it because it was a requirement for school...

At least your school required it. Although, it could be considered as an added knowledge. :D



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