Today I wanted to take the next step on the Ruby on Rails journey especially as my goal was to finish the first application by the end of the year. It is still not a dead project however it requires some intensive practice. I set up my Lenovo N500 laptop to become the Ruby Dev machine. I installed Ubuntu with RVM and all as it was described in the previous post How to Install Ruby on Ubuntu 11.10. After everything was running perfectly I have decided to add more to the joy and also put a Win7 on the side (and with that ruin everything) so with a bit more installation (and after an Ubuntu basis reinstall because of the GRUB soemthing etc.) today I realised that Rails is not running anymore. The reason is missing Java SDK etc.
What I’m going to do is:
- try to apply a quick fix and run through the process again this afternoon or move to the Windows7 and try out Rails Installer as it said to be a very fast and smooth way of getting Ror roaring on Windows.
- I’m still not convinced with Aptana as before I was working a bit with Ruby on OSX and still have the TextMate experience so all these IDEs are just way too much heavy for me. What I’m going to try out (and write about) is Redcar. A beautiful, simple and uncluttered jRuby based text editor.
If everything goes well tomorrow I will be RoR Ready and able to proceed with a tutorial and give you some update on my progress here.