I'm hoping I can get some advice on Ruby installs, as I sit a bit confused at this point.
I've decided to learn Ruby to increased my job potential/value, and because I've heard Ruby/Python (both of which I intend to learn) can do a lot of fun stuff that languages like PHP cannot. To that extent, I decided to start with Ruby, and am trying to install Ruby locally.
I already have WAMP installed, to run my PHP/MySQL, and I'm trying to figure out how to install Ruby to work with my WAMP.
So first... is this a situation of making Ruby work "with" WAMP? Or is it just concurrent? I presume that Ruby requires a software like Apache, so it should make sense to install Ruby to work with my WAMP server, correct?
Next, if the first step is correct, does anyone have any experience installing Ruby with WAMP? I've tried googling for results, but I've only come across articles that are years old, using softwares that the sites they're hosted on openly state are outdated. The closest I've come to "modern" (or not mattering to time) is from http://stackoverflow.com/questions/2...ide-wampserver
but it requires "Mongrel", which I don't quite understand. It also seems to indicate I need to create a new port forwarding for every Ruby app I write? Is this a limitation of this install method, or of Ruby? It seems inefficient when you consider in comparison you can run any PHP app straight from a folder.
And any advice to getting started with Ruby/Rails and any book recommendations would of course, not go unappreciated. Compared to starting PHP, C++, or Java, I feel lost getting started with Ruby, and I can't tell if its because I'm over thinking it, or I've missed something entirely.