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Ruby Build a Simple Ruby on Rails Application Getting Started with Rails Installing Rails (Windows)

jemelleesantos
jemelleesantos
3,495 Points

Alternative for Ruby on Rails installer?

Unfortunately my PC needs repair and I'm not sure when it will get done.

Currently using my chromebook, so is there an alternative to continue this track? Like an in-browser program?

2 Answers

Hi Jemellee,

Yes, there are better way to use in-browser program without installation.

My favorite is Cloud9 and Nitrous Pro, they are free to use while you can watch videos here. :)

Maciej Czuchnowski
Maciej Czuchnowski
36,440 Points

Agreed. Cloud9 and Nitrous.io are your best choices. You can develop Rails from ANY browser that can open these sites, on any computer.

jemelleesantos
jemelleesantos
3,495 Points

Thank you so much! Much appreciated :)

Maciej Czuchnowski
Maciej Czuchnowski
36,440 Points

Also, some tips if you haven't read through the forum yet: Pro Tip 1: as soon as you get your computer back, don't develop Rails under pure Windows :). Make sure you use Cloud9/Nitrous or a virtual machine with Linux (Mac is also OK). Rails development in Windows is...painful. Pro top 2: this course is outdated, uses Rails 3 and some old gems/libraries, so you will encounter problems on the way when using the newest versions.