January 2, 2012 by szabcsee
Get up & running with Rails
I've had several issues with Rails before being able to make it work on nearly all platforms. First time I tried Rails it was on my iMac with OSX Tiger and it took me days to dig through forums and tutorials to find out what was missing and which is the correct way for which Rails version as there are plenty. Now again I ran into a problem with Ubuntu although it was more about installing Win7 and Ubuntu in the wrong order and messing things up. So this time Ruby and Rails was innocent. However I found Railsinstaller.org and decided now that I have a Win7 and I'm really eager to get working with Rails, I'm going to take this shortcut, forget about rvm and everything, just get a quick fast development environment ready and get coding. And it happened just like this. (more...)
Category Rails, Reviews, Ruby, Tutorials | Tags: engine yard,git,github,installation,railsinstaller.org | 2 Comments
December 29, 2011 by szabcsee
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.
Category Community | Tags: installation,redcar,windows | No Comments
December 2, 2011 by szabcsee
I think one of the trickiest thing with Rails is getting started. I did play around with it a few times on OSX and Windows and the installation was never that simple. If you want to get into PHP you can just do it by installing LAM, MAMP or uploading your php file to a web server. Ruby requires a bit more preparation. (more...)
Category Rails, Ruby | Tags: installation,linux,node.js,ruby on rails,ubuntu | 1 Comment