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Let's get started...

The first week, we will install Ruby and Rails. The link to download and instructions is available at the External Link Panel. Note: all links relevent to this course will be located in the External Link panel ONLY for easy access. By the end of the week, it should be ideal to have everyone ready to start getting our hands dirty and work together on Rails. I have installed the two on a Windows computer. Those who are using a MAC would have to rely on others if you are confronted with installation problems, or I could certainly try my best to help you...

Be expecting a class schedule soon.

Ok, are we ready for some fun - then let's keep dancing...

Task Discussion

  • tangram   Dec. 3, 2011, 9:10 p.m.

    Here's a good article for installing on Mac OSX:   It's written for Snow Leopard, but the process should be the same for Lion.

    OSX comes with Ruby installed at /usr/bin/ruby .  You'll need to install gem and rails. 


    You can confirm where things were installed by running and typing 

      which ruby

      which gem

      which rails


    These will most likely be installed in /usr/bin .  This directory has to be included in your PATH variable, which the HiveLogic article describes how to do.  The article says to include /usr/local/bin and /usr/local/sbin .  Include the directory(s) that  ruby, rails, and gem  are installed in. 


    You can find out what versions are installed by typing

    ruby -v

    gem -v

    rails -v