Setup for Linux
To install the Ruby on Rails development environment you just need to copy the lines below for your Linux distribution (Ubuntu or Fedora), paste it in the Terminal and press Enter. Enjoy the text flying on the screen; it will take quite some time. Grabbing a refreshing drink before starting is encouraged.
1. Install dependencies
Install the curl program on your computer before continuing. This is required to run the install script in the next step.
2. Install Rails
Run the following command for an automated install of Ruby and Rails on your computer.
3. Check the environment
Check that everything is working by running the application generator command.
Navigate into the app directory:
Start the Rails server:
Go to http://localhost:3000 in your Browser. You should see the Rails logo appear.
If at any point during this guide you ran into a problem and can’t continue. Not a problem! Contact the workshop organizers and let them know about your problem. Most workshops have dedicated set up evenings or they can help you on the day of the workshop itself.
If you do see a Rails logo in your Browser, you now have a working Ruby on Rails programming setup. Congrats!
You’re ready for the workshop. If you are preparing before the workshop, you don’t have to continue with guides until the day of the workshop. See you then!
If there’s a coach present, they can help verify the installation by using the scaffold command and inputting data with the generated page with coaches to ensure everything is working. Remove the test app
myapp to make super sure no-one is working in the wrong folder, while following the steps of the workshop.
If you’re ever stuck during a guide, please ask your coach for help and also consult this handy cheatsheet for Ruby, Rails, the console, the Text Editor etc.
- Guide 1: Start of the guide
- Guide 2: Get to know the tools
- Guide 3: Guide to install Rails
- Guide 4: Build Your First App
- Guide 5: Style your app using HTML and CSS
- Guide 6: Add a new page to your app
- Guide 7: Add a new homepage to your app
- Guide 8: Add picture uploads
- Guide 9: Push Your App to GitHub
- Guide 10: Put your app online with one of these services:
- Guide 11: Style the idea pages using HTML and CSS
- Guide 12: Add comments to your app
- Guide 13: Create picture thumbnails
- Guide 14: Test your app with RSpec
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