Thursday, June 22, 2006

Let's get started

Let's get started.

First, What is Ruby? Ruby is a cross-platform interpreted language which has many features in common with other 'scripting' languages such as Perl and Python. However, its version of object orientation is more thorough than those languages and, in many respects, it has more in common with Smalltalk. In Ruby, everything you manipulate is an object, and the results of those manipulations are themselves objects. The Ruby language was created in 1993 by Yukihiro Matsumoto (commonly known as 'Matz').


27th June @ 8.00 hrs

Remember you need to comment here and say that you have installed Ruby on your PC.


Next, What is Rails? Currently much of the excitement surrounding Ruby can be attributed to a web development framework called Rails - popularly known as 'Ruby On Rails'. Ruby and Rails covered here will give you the grounding you need to understand Rails code and write your own Rails applications.

Today, Download Ruby plus an Editor.The simplest way to get Ruby installed on a PC is by using the Ruby Installer for Windows. Click on ruby182-15.exe This includes the SciTE code editor. Ruby releases with even subversion numbers - 1.6, 1.8, and so on - are stable, public releases. Install Ruby on your PC. After you have installed your Ruby software, the System Environment Variable path is already set to point to the bin folder of Ruby.

Do note that these instruction assume that you are going to use a Windows platform. For other platforms, I would request our participant Shantanu to post his comments on the process.

Ruby is the interpreted language, so you don't have to recompile to execute the program written in Ruby.

Questions asked by the participants:
1. Vikrant Chaudhari - Please explain the statement "Ruby is a Dynamic programming language."
Answer: In computer science, a dynamic programming language is a kind of programming language in which programs can change their structure as they run: functions may be introduced or removed, new classes of objects may be created, new modules may appear. Refer here for more details.


In the next session, we shall start writing Ruby programs.


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16 Comments:

Blogger Anish Betawadkar said...

Let's get started.

6:36 PM  
Blogger Anil said...

Let's get started

8:24 PM  
Blogger Jatinder Singh said...

Let's get started

11:04 PM  
Blogger Eswar Malla said...

Let's get started.

8:34 AM  
Blogger शंतनु said...

Started on non-windows platform :)

9:14 AM  
Blogger Tejaswini Patwardhan said...

Yes Sir, I have also installed Ruby

11:19 AM  
Blogger Zahir Khan said...

I have Installed Ruby. Lets get started... cheers :)

10:48 PM  
Blogger sandip said...

Hi All,
I installed and start Ruby and Rails application and waiting for next step from Satish to learn.
To install and start ROR use http://www.onlamp.com/pub/a/onlamp/2005/01/20/rails.html really good site to start ROR learning.
I hope this site will help you.
I also created on ppt by using this site, if some want to see this document send me personal mail on sandip_deshmane@yahoo.com so that i will forward it to you.
Thanks,
Sandip.

1:00 PM  
Blogger manoj sagar said...

Yes.. i started. i installed ROR succesfully on windows platform

5:19 PM  
Blogger Vasudev said...

I've installed Ruby and Instant Rails on my PC.

- Vasudev

9:13 PM  
Blogger Gaurav Kotak said...

Let's get started

6:15 AM  
Blogger Jincy said...

I have installed ruby ruby184-17 and rails.

2:23 PM  
Blogger Audobahn said...

installed.

6:21 PM  
Blogger Scot Gardner said...

For Mac OSX Users there is a nice tutorial on installing everything you need here on the apple developers site . Ruby On Rails

There is also a great app called Locomotive that will install everything that you need.

Installed and Ready! on MacBook Pro

7:43 PM  
Blogger berkelep said...

Ready!

12:04 PM  
Blogger Nitin Asati said...

Hi All,
I installed and start Ruby and Rails application.Sorry for being late to response as I was out of station for last 5 days.

11:22 AM  

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