Category Archives: Rails

Getting Rails 2.2 to work on Mac OS X, despite the MySQL ruby “gem”

rubygems makes package management a nightmare. This is demonstrated every time you try and setup a new server using your operating system’s┬áruby/rails packages. It gets fully demonstrated when you try and upgrade to Rails 2.2 on a Mac. You can … Continue reading

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Explained: learning Ruby on Rails (Part 2)

If you followed along in , you will have downloaded and installed Netbeans 6 to get a complete Ruby development environment. You should also have prototyped a web design idea, added some dynamic code to it, and got cosy with … Continue reading

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Explained: how the hell do I *really* learn Ruby on Rails?

I own several books on Rails, all of them very well written and pleasant to read. But there’s a big difference between reading a book and knowing & learning a platform. You have to code in that platform, you have … Continue reading

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