What should I do if I want to Rails locally?


#1

I want to experiment with rails on my PC. I don't know what to do though.
What can I do for this?


#2

rails has a website with documentation and so on, which also include installation instructions.


#3

Do I have to use OS X?


#4

no, you can also install it on windows but i find these things to work so much better on linux


#5

Here's a list of tutorials by Codecademy for Ruby and Ruby on rails


#6

Link inside the first tutorial that said about download ruby 2.2.1 here doesn't work? I mean, there is no link there?


#7

there is even a rubyinstaller,so installing ruby should be super easy


#8

Thank you very much for the link!


#9

I find windows a pain to work with for backend web development (which rails is), i prefer linux, all i needed to to install ruby and rails:

sudo pacman -S ruby; gem install rails

voila.


#10

Yeah... I'd like that option too for later. I'm still learning my way around VM, docker container, and linux.


#11

why bother to learn docker and VM? I wouldn't host your website on your own personal computer. Developing on your laptop/pc? Fine. Hosting? I would highly advise against it

And for developing you don't need docker or VM


#12

The docker is for Database for my data analysis with R?


#13

Then docker is useful, you seem to have big plans. On which OS are you going to install rails now?