Topic: PHP to Rails? Learn Ruby first?
I am sure that this question has been asked in the past, but I have a slight twist to the question.
Currently I work with PHP, and more recently I have been learning CakePHP (slowly). After getting frustrated trying to learn various aspects of CakePHP I started to think about Rails.
I have tried Rails in the past with some luck. I think PHP just won because I have to use it at work, so I am more PHP focused more often.
I would really like to start to learn Ruby on Rails but am not sure the best option. I know there are a ton of resources for Ruby on Rails but my bigger question is, should I learn Ruby first? I know that Rails is a framework built in Ruby, so do I need to know a lot of Ruby before fully understanding the framework? I was thinking about picking up Programming Ruby (the PickAxe book).
Also, what is the learning curve. The reason I ask is because CakePHP seems to be somewhat difficult to learn. I have asked questions on the CakePHP Google group with little to no luck. Sometimes I will get a response, but it almost always seems like you are bugging someone when they give you an answer back, if anyone even answers your question.
Anyone here that was once in my place? Any comments and feedback are greatly appreciated.
p.s. - I just noticed that I think I have this in the wrong forum. Sorry.
Last edited by jm (2007-11-29 00:01:01)