Trying to persuade myself that it shouldn't be a problem to learn how to build a simple RoR app within 5 hours. Yup. Good old cram style. Not that I'm pretending to know what I'm doing, or anything like that. Tomorrow's going to be a long day, terminated by a very long evening...
Well that's not working out so well. Work has been busy.
Ruby vs PHP
Ruby has less boilerplate.
One studies Rails at least for knowledge of its historical impact on RAD for the web.
A friend suggests Sinatra. Impressive legacy (to a language nerd, anyway) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sinatra_(software)
This just gave me another nutcase idea... Babble a Linux distro with the Tiobe top 40 language stacks all set up, and 20 databases, ready for RAD web development. "educational purposes"
Not Ruby's best foot. http://innig.net/software/ruby/closures-in-ruby