Ruby/Ruby on Rail?

asked Jun 11, 2013 in General by redBee (760 points)
Hi all
I was wondering, what is the difference between Ruby and Ruby on Rail? And what does each do?

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answered Jun 11, 2013 by TopNet (10,360 points)
Ruby is an OOP (object-oriented programming) language that was designed to simplify the process in creating a s/w application without losing the power of the more complex programming languages. It allows you to use simple command words, to create powerful applications in a short time and with less code.
Ruby on Rails however is a web application framework, that was written with  Ruby programming language. Ruby on Rails simplifies the process in creating application structure. It uses a massive array of pre written libraries to carry out different operations within an application, like form data validation, date and time , application templates, formatting and session management.