Installing Rails on Leopard

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I’ve been working with RubyOnRails for about a year now. Now that I’ve got a new MacBookPro I’ve got to reinstall Rails on Leopard. Although there’s a fair bit online about the subject it’s still a pretty counter intuitive process for designer types like myself.

Getting answers once you hit a barrier can be difficult. Programmers are sometimes the worse people that you could possibly ask about this stuff. Most don’t seem to want to share their ‘open source’ knowledge and the ones that do are willing to share aren’t the teaching types. Of course, the best place to look for answers is usually google and an account at Lynda.com.

Installing Rails on Leopard was easier than on Panther. Leopard actually comes with PHP, MySQLite & Rails and just needs some configuring.

A good place to start is here:
http://developer.apple.com/tools/developonrailsleopard.html

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