Topic: What is Ruby on Rails able to do?
I am starting with Rails and I am wandering questions about Rails possibilities. Actually, I want to design an application that has particular needs and I would like to know wether Rails can do them. As I am newbie with Rails, I ask you these questions.
Basically, it is possible to execute shell commands from a rails pages (eg: I want to launch a c++ program)?
Can it define a drawing area? ( if I want to draw charts and so on ) ? can we parse xml files?
Actually, my question is, can Rails the same thing that Ruby?
Thanks a lot,