Learn Ruby before Learning Rails?

I'm looking to learn a scripting language which has a web framework. Two in my scope are Python and Ruby. I've had no experience with any scripting languages but I'm fairly confident with HTML/CSS. My primary goal is to build a web app which stores data in a database etc.

So to my question, is learning Rails without first learning Ruby a good idea? Does Rails use a large amount of the Ruby language? So could I be learning Ruby while using Rails to build my web app?

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  1. You don’t need to learn ruby to build that kind of app it will take you a few minutes to create a app like that its about 3 or 4 command lines. Look at the rails scaffold command. Ruby will give you a better understanding of rails maybe learn the basic syntax and your good


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