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Ruby Build a Todo List Application with Rails 4 Build a Todo List Application with Rails 4 Generate a Scaffold

Michael Stambulyan
Michael Stambulyan
3,220 Points

Cant get to "http://localhost:3000/todo_lists" PLEASE HELP

running Windows 10

http://localhost:3000 loads fine but "http://localhost:3000/todo_lists" loads this error page.

ExecJS::ProgramError in TodoLists#index
Showing C:/projects/odot/app/views/layouts/application.html.erb where line #6 raised:

TypeError: Object doesn't support this property or method
  (in C:/RailsInstaller/Ruby2.1.0/lib/ruby/gems/2.1.0/gems/turbolinks-2.5.3/lib/assets/javascripts/turbolinks.js.coffee)

Extracted source (around line #6):
3  <head>
4    <title>Odot</title>
5    <%= stylesheet_link_tag    'application', media: 'all', 'data-turbolinks-track' => true %>
6    <%= javascript_include_tag 'application', 'data-turbolinks-track' => true %>
7    <%= csrf_meta_tags %>
8    </head>
9    <body>

Rails.root: C:/projects/odot
Michael Stambulyan
Michael Stambulyan
3,220 Points

ALSO when I used "bin/rake db:migrate" i get this error message "bin is not a recognized as an internal or external command,"

SO i just ran "rake db:migrate" instead

Hi Michael Stambulyan, I've added some code blocks around your code to make it easier to read. Otherwise you can't see the 'extracted source' if you just paste it directly into the question here on the forums because it will try and turn it into actual HTML.

Please refer to the Markdown Cheatsheet (below each question/answer/comment box) for instructions on how to format code or errors.

Unfortunately I don't know enough Ruby to help you with this error... sorry!

3 Answers

Kevin Korte
Kevin Korte
28,106 Points

Try this: http://mech.xyz/how-to-fix-ruby-on-rails-turbolinks-js-coffee-error-windows/

And welcome to trying to run Ruby on Windows. If you're like me, you'll bang your head against the wall so much you'll eventually give up.

When you finally spend more time troubleshooting Windows related errors than developing in Ruby, but you're not quite ready to do a Linux install or buy a Mac, you can join me on Cloud 9. I use the free account here and you can honestly get a lot of mileage from the free account.

Michael Stambulyan
Michael Stambulyan
3,220 Points

THANK YOU SO MUCH it worked, luckily I have a mac maybe ill just work on that since ruby and windows dont get along all that well

Kevin Korte
Kevin Korte
28,106 Points

Good to hear! I'd recommend it. I have a Mac too at home, so it's not a big deal, but my work computer is Windows and they haven't bought into the idea of me on a Mac yet, so in the meantime I tend to develop Ruby on Cloud9 from the Windows computer, since I'm in a Linux environment on Cloud 9, and things just "work".

Now you can wear a shirt that says "I tried Ruby on Windows and survived". I'll bow to any man or woman that can get Ruby to work consistently one Windows.

Richard Cain
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Richard Cain
Courses Plus Student 9,029 Points

I am fairly new to Linux(LinuxMint 17.1) but I found I was able to get everything except vagrant up and running just fine. I do have win7 but despite using it for years I still found it way harder to do.

Caleb Schmidt
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Caleb Schmidt
Front End Web Development Techdegree Graduate 18,686 Points

Anybody else have another solution? This one didn't work for me unfortunately. I'm very new to Ruby on Rails, so I have no idea where to even begin.

Kevin Korte
Kevin Korte
28,106 Points

Same error? Same OS?

Caleb Schmidt
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Caleb Schmidt
Front End Web Development Techdegree Graduate 18,686 Points

Same error. Windows 7 64 bit. I've tried your solution above and it doesn't work. I've tried installing two different versions of Node.js and neither of those seem to run