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Neko_D 02-08-2007 10:54 AM

PHP v Ruby/Ruby on Rails
 
I am working on my senior project. And the time has come to decide on technologies. I have been advised to use PHP or Ruby. The problem is that I do not know much about either. And neither does anyone else, who would be willing to part knowledge.

So the basic project description is as follows. I am making a database and a UI for a small company that is a part of my school. Basically it is an inventory program. It will rent stuff out check stuff in. Keep track of people, as well as business info on all the equipment. I am planning on using a MySQL database to hold all the information.

So yeah, that is the project. What does anyone think I should use? If you do not understand the project just tell me which language you like better, and a little about why you like it better.

scrupul0us 02-08-2007 11:20 AM

well PHP can be considered to be much easier to learn

ruby is more object oriented (i think u'd call it that)

ruby on rails does so REALLLY nice stuff but without some solid time to devote to just learning it i can forsee u getting lost not even knowing PHP

being a PHP coder myself I'd say go for the PHP end of things as you'll find getting help is much easier

im a member on PHPBuilder.com (same username) so feel free to post or pm me over there and ill definitely help you

from the brief summary you've given it sounds like a simple mysql database and a straight forward PHP front end will work nicely

if u have further time to devote to learning play around with Ruby some... it's one of the things on my todo list... it looks cool and handles performing SIUD (select, insert, update, delete) really simple

Neko_D 02-08-2007 11:48 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by scrupul0us
well PHP can be considered to be much easier to learn

ruby is more object oriented (i think u'd call it that)

ruby on rails does so REALLLY nice stuff but without some solid time to devote to just learning it i can forsee u getting lost not even knowing PHP

being a PHP coder myself I'd say go for the PHP end of things as you'll find getting help is much easier

im a member on PHPBuilder.com (same username) so feel free to post or pm me over there and ill definitely help you

from the brief summary you've given it sounds like a simple mysql database and a straight forward PHP front end will work nicely

if u have further time to devote to learning play around with Ruby some... it's one of the things on my todo list... it looks cool and handles performing SIUD (select, insert, update, delete) really simple

Well lucky for me I am more of an OO (Object Oriented) kind of guy. I figured PHP might be easier to learn. Personally I want to learn both languages.

The database end of things is my biggest worry. I hate writing queries, with a passion. My prof. has told me that I do not have to do that as much with Ruby.

Thanks for the advice. I might just go over to PHPbuilder while I am learning.

scrupul0us 02-08-2007 12:34 PM

RoR pretty much does all the query work for you (you dont have to write the code) but as for customizing the scaffolding i cant really tell you much about

i know php like the back of my hand

Neko_D 02-09-2007 12:56 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by scrupul0us
RoR pretty much does all the query work for you (you dont have to write the code) but as for customizing the scaffolding i cant really tell you much about

i know php like the back of my hand

Yeah that is what I heard as well about RoR. Well I am still trying to figure this out thanks for your advice.


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