Converting a website to ruby

Discussion in 'Ruby' started by Kaspir Ghost, Aug 5, 2010.

  1. Kaspir Ghost

    Kaspir Ghost Guest

    I'm pretty new to ruby, and I've been grasping everything that I've read
    pretty well. Now I want to convert my website to ruby (not rails yet) so
    I can use ruby to create forms with the cgi library. My web hosting
    doesn't allow ruby to run with any other markup or scripting, so when I
    turn ruby on I need to have my site already coded in ruby and ready to
    go.

    Considering that I'm new at this, I'm kind of lost. Yes I have searched
    google, and the forums already. There's information but it's
    overwhelming because it's so much new information. What I really want is
    just some guided direction. I'm not asking for people to write tutorials
    for me or anything, although I wouldn't mind some links to good
    tutorials for this purpose specifically. I just want some quick
    information like, what exactly should I study.

    Also, I use HTML5 and CSS 3. I noticed that with cgi you cannot use
    HTML5. Does that mean you can't use HTML5 in any ruby code? What about
    CSS 3?

    Thanks in advance
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    Kaspir Ghost, Aug 5, 2010
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  2. Kaspir Ghost

    Roger Pack Guest

    Kaspir Ghost wrote:
    > I'm pretty new to ruby, and I've been grasping everything that I've read
    > pretty well. Now I want to convert my website to ruby (not rails yet) so
    > I can use ruby to create forms with the cgi library. My web hosting
    > doesn't allow ruby to run with any other markup or scripting, so when I
    > turn ruby on I need to have my site already coded in ruby and ready to
    > go.


    Maybe use ruby CGI?

    http://ruby-doc.org/stdlib/libdoc/cgi/rdoc/index.html
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    Roger Pack, Aug 5, 2010
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  3. On Thu, Aug 5, 2010 at 7:34 AM, Kaspir Ghost <> wrote:
    > Now I want to convert my website to ruby (not rails yet) so
    > I can use ruby to create forms with the cgi library.


    CGI? Archaic and pointless, IMO -- if not Rails, there are other light
    weight "frameworks" like Sinatra, Camping, Merb, etc. that you could
    use instead.

    > My web hosting
    > doesn't allow ruby to run with any other markup or scripting


    That makes virtually no sense at all, but whatever...

    > Considering that I'm new at this, I'm kind of lost. Yes I have searched
    > google, and the forums already. There's information but it's
    > overwhelming because it's so much new information.


    Yep. Dive in and write a 'hello world' then, in CGI, Sinatra or whatever
    you choose.

    > Also, I use HTML5 and CSS 3. I noticed that with cgi you cannot use
    > HTML5.


    Where in the world would you get such an idea?

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    Hassan Schroeder, Aug 5, 2010
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  4. Kaspir Ghost

    Kaspir Ghost Guest

    Your post was a little unclear. Are you trying to suggest I should use
    IMO instead of CGI? I'll look into those other frameworks too thanks.

    Hassan Schroeder wrote:
    >That makes virtually no sense at all, but whatever...


    When I enable ruby on my hosting account, it ONLY works for ruby. It
    won't display html.

    Hassan Schroeder wrote:
    > Yep. Dive in and write a 'hello world' then, in CGI, Sinatra or whatever
    > you choose.


    I will do just that. I planned on it, I just wasn't sure if I was
    heading in the right direction.

    Hassan Schroeder wrote:
    > Where in the world would you get such an idea?


    Because it's lighter, has more features, and is the latest in stylesheet
    and mark up...
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    Kaspir Ghost, Aug 5, 2010
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  5. On Thu, Aug 5, 2010 at 9:59 AM, Kaspir Ghost <> wrote:
    > Your post was a little unclear. Are you trying to suggest I should use
    > IMO instead of CGI? I'll look into those other frameworks too thanks.


    IMO = "In My Opinion"

    But I'd suggest you use anything but CGI.

    > Hassan Schroeder wrote:
    >>That makes virtually no sense at all, but whatever...

    >
    > When I enable ruby on my hosting account, it ONLY works for ruby. It
    > won't display html.


    That's ridiculous. Find a real hosting company.

    >> Where in the world would you get such an idea?

    >
    > Because it's lighter, has more features, and is the latest in stylesheet
    > and mark up...


    I meant, where in the world would you get the idea that "with cgi you
    cannot use HTML5."

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    Hassan Schroeder, Aug 5, 2010
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  6. Kaspir Ghost

    Kaspir Ghost Guest

    > IMO = "In My Opinion"
    >
    > But I'd suggest you use anything but CGI.
    >


    Well What exactly would you suggest then.

    > I meant, where in the world would you get the idea that "with cgi you
    > cannot use HTML5."


    Because I was reading about escaping HTML with .cgi and it didn't say
    you could use HTML5. Only 3 and several versions of 4.
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    Kaspir Ghost, Aug 6, 2010
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