This week's giveaway is in the EJB and other Java EE Technologies forum. We're giving away four copies of EJB 3 in Action and have Debu Panda, Reza Rahman, Ryan Cuprak, and Michael Remijan on-line! See this thread for details.
First of all this is going to be an extreme basic question to most of you guys. So, I wanted to understand and learn RoR. Now, before I start going into that I understand that Ruby is a scripting language and Rails is a framework for Ruby. So, should I be learning Ruby seperately? I mean would Ruby on Rails' cover Ruby implicitly?. Please suggest.
I think most beginning Rails books cover the Ruby language as well. (You can check out some reviews in The Bunkhouse.) I think it might be worthwhile to spend a little time just getting to know the language though, before you start looking at the Rails and how to develop web apps. I worked through some of the Project Euler problems using Ruby, just working from online references. It's an interesting language, and if you're coming from a Java background as I was, you should definitely try to get comfortable with concepts like closures and lambda functions, duck typing, and bolt-ons. Have fun!