Jon Harrop wrote:
> 
> I had a look at Ruby on Rails a while ago and, although I can do scientific
> computing with my eyes closed, web programming is like double Dutch to me.
> Couldn't make head nor tail of it. I think I'm improving now though. :-)

I'd recommend you start with Camping,

  http://camping.rubyforge.org

instead then migrate to Rails if need more amenities.

Regards,
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Bil Kleb
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