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Getting Started with Ruby on Rails (again)

This will be my second attempt at learning Ruby on Rails. I did spend quite a considerable of time learning Ruby on Rails (RoR) at the end of 2009. Got distracted by few things here and there and I think now it’s a good time to start again.

First off, I created a Ubuntu 10.04 Virtual Machine as my development environment. Previously, I set up my RoR on Windows - which is possible but just expect more troubles.

I want the latest Rails - which is Rails 3. Rails 3 will work with some versions of Ruby 1.8.xx (can’t remember which) - but decided to go with the latest Ruby version that works with the framework, which is Ruby 1.9.2.

And so I was trying to get Ruby 1.9.2, on would expect this will work right?

sudo apt-get install ruby1.9.2-full

Nah, that would be too easy - instead it was suggested somewhere (lost the link) that the way to get it is via Ruby Version Manager (RVM) and how can we get RVM someone asks, well let me point you to this excellent write up by Linux User Group - San Jose: Install Ruby 1.9.2 and Rails 3 on Ubuntu 10.04 for Ruby on Rails Workshop

Now next step for me to find a good hands on tutorial to get things started (there are plenty of tutorials out there - just need to find which ones that are suitable for me).

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