A Taste of Ruby on Rails – Part 1 What is Ruby on Rails?

Great summary from one of my students @codefellowsorg

Anthony Zullo's Journey Into Web Development

In my next series of posts called A Taste of Ruby on Rails, I wanted to explain what I’ve been learning for the past couple weeks.

Ruby


Well, when you talk about Ruby on Rails, you’re really talking about two separate things.  Ruby is actually a programming language created by Yukihiro “Matz” Matzumato in 1993.  If you don’t know what a programming language is, it’s basically written codes that talk to your computer or internet browser, like Google Chrome, and tells it what to do or to display.  The difference between Ruby and other languages that I have been dealing with like php is that Ruby’s syntax, or programming grammar, was created to greatly reflect the English language.  So unlike other code, which often times has more complex syntax, a person with a less technical background would be able to better understand what the language is supposed to do…

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