Hello all, FlannelBeard here.
I’ve got a project coming up for work that I think can use rails. I want to impress my boss. It does require a database and it will need to process credit card information.
My question, is that for a guy with my skill set, is it recommended to learn Ruby on Rails where I am at, or do I NEED, again, NEED to know Php in order to better grasp Rails?
I wouldn’t say you need to know php to understand rails. It might even teach you bad habits, depending on what sort of php you do. Of course in general learning your first language/web framework will be more difficult than the second, so if you really got your head round rails then you might find php easier than if you dived straight into php, but then it’s probably true the other way around too.