- is it’s easy to learn
- open source
- easy to extend
- rich in libraries
- does not need much configuration
- fewer bugs with less coding
- no compilation required
- has big community.
But on the other hand there are few drawbacks of implementing with Ruby such as Performance issues compared to languages like C and C++.
Ruby files will have the extension of “ .rb ”.
Before starting with Ruby following software should be installed:
- The Rails Framework
- A Web Server (Apache/LightTPD/WEBrick)
- A Database System (MySQL/SQLite/Oracle)
Open the command prompt and type ruby –v . Then you can check whether Ruby is installed or not. If it shows a version number, then type gem –version. If there are any errors follow the steps for installing Ruby freshly. It can be downloaded by rubyinstaller.org. Simple click may install your Ruby package and you’ll get RubyGems along with this package. Then you can install Rails by the command gem install rails on CMD. (Make sure you are connected to internet.) Then check the Rails version by rails –v on CMD. Then it will give out your version number. Now you are done with installing Rails over Windows. Then run your web server and and open your web browser and type http://localhost:3000 Then it will display a message like “Welcome abroad” or “Congratulations”.
If you want to update Rails gem update rails command will automatically keep your Rails up-to-date.
by Chathurika Senani