Web development newbie here.. Need general help (for RUBY ON RAILS)

Hello everyone!

My friend and I think we’ve got quite a good idea for a twitch streams based website.
Now, i recently got into web development.
I can handle HTML, CSS and JS (JQuery) quite well.
I started creating my apps with Ruby on Rails… but man, i just can’t get this API working on Rails.

I read whole the documentation, and can’t find any info regarding Rails.

We basically just need to load the top streams for a specific game (League of Legends e.g.)
But i just can’t get it running…

Nothing works, i just don’t know how to set it up.
I’ve tried getting https://api.twitch.tv/kraken/streams, but it just shows this huge JSON string, and don’t know what to do with it.

I basically just want a quick “how to use twitch API for Ruby on Rails” guide.

Also, I don’t want to learn PHP, because a lot of profs said they do not recommend it, since it’s getting outdated or whatever. I like Ruby.

Please help!
Thanks in advance.


Give PHP a chance.
It’s easy to learn and you’ll find so much examples, tutorials and help on the web.
Have a look at: http://www.infoq.com/presentations/php-history
(Taking PHP Seriously by Keith Adams)

I haven’t tried this but these two both seem decent enough to get started and have had updates recently.

And Ruby vs. PHP is kinda moot. The goal is to get a site up and functioning, so probably easiest to use whatever you are comfortable with and just run with it.

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