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PHP or RoR?

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04-09-2008, 12:49 AM
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PHP does seem to be the way to go and is the most common program - I'd go with this.

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Learn CakePHP.

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I just picked up the Beta PDF of "Agile Development with Rails 2" at pragmatic programmers.

This book is awesome, the one thing - like was mentioned earlier - these are introduction books to Rails - not to Ruby.

From what I hear the best Intro-to-Ruby book is "the pickaxe one". I forget the actual name.

As for me, I'm a beginner programmer. I've known Html forever but that provides little in the way of real experience with programming. I'm really looking forward to getting my feet wet with such a fast paced and agile language/framework that you've got in RoR.

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i've actually read that book.
i think the problem is that that book teaches using AGILE development methods. AGILE development is not suitable for someone who is not familiar with the language in question.

i'd say that book is good for someone who already knows a good deal of Ruby but doesn't know enough Rails.

there's a book published by Sitepoint, i recommend you look at that.




i've worked with PHP for upto 5-6 years. i started ROR recently.
i like ROR a lot more compared to PHP...and i don't think it's harder to learn.

the only thing is, ROR is based on convention...so if you can set your mind to get used to a convention, then you'll learn ROR much faster than PHP because PHP is a little too variable in the practices it allows, i think.


i would go for ROR if i were you. but i recommend you spend at least a good 50-100 hours before you even start learning Rails.

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Ruby on rails is 10 times faster than PHP

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Originally Posted by Jasonb View Post
Ruby on rails is 10 times faster than PHP
no question, its so much more easier to develop in rails once you get used to the conventions it employs.

unfortunately though, rails renders ruby much slower than PHP renders.


PHP is blisteringly fast because it's usually run as an Apache module.

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Once Rails is really able to be a upload-and-go type of language, I would use it more, but for now its only for my own projects.

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Can someone suggest a good introductory book for RoR? Thanks in advance.

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Originally Posted by footy20 View Post
Can someone suggest a good introductory book for RoR? Thanks in advance.
I suggest www.lynda.com

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