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Ruby

sean henry
sean henry
11,946 Points

Railsinstaller website issues

It would seem the railsinstaller.org website isn't working for downloads of windows versions of rails installer. does anyone know some where else to download this? I did a quick google search to no avail.

3 Answers

I was having a nightmare when James Barnett pointed me towards Nitrous.io this enables you to develop in the cloud and no hassle setting up. You get a workstation for free and if you need more you can upgrade. Trust me its the best way to go, rather than battling with windows and installing ruby. Spend more time learning.

Hope this helps

sean henry
sean henry
11,946 Points

sweet man i'll check it out, thanks!

Quick word of advice though mate. The videos on Ruby on here are out of date these sites use Rails 4 and the videos use 3.2. Had nothing but problems for days and no help from tutors. Will need to figure out how to change to 3.2 or the videos won't help.

Brandon Barrette
Brandon Barrette
20,485 Points

In your gem file,

gem 'rails', '3.2.12'

Will force rails 3.2 to be used. And 3.2 is not out of date. Rails 4 has only been out officially since August. A lot of gems are not ready for rails 4, so sticking with rails 3.2 is a good idea for now while you're learning.

James Barnett
James Barnett
39,199 Points

> And 3.2 is not out of date. Rails 4 has only been out officially since August.

+1 for this

I know but the course is a beginners Ruby and as a beginner it should be explicit at the start of the version issues that will arise. Just a note added to start of course. So many threads on this that could be avoided.

James Barnett
James Barnett
39,199 Points

> Just a note added to start of course. So many threads on this that could be avoided.

You'll get no argument from me there. I think the course would become a lot more beginner-friendly if Jason Seifer re-shot the first video to include that very helpful bit of info.

Totally agree with you there. Don't get me wrong i'm not having a go at the staff here, i know this industry moves at a fast pace and it would be unrealistic to keep videos up to date, but if they searched the forum here and on stactoverflow, then they could get an idea of what is causing people the most issues and then implement a new update video at the start. Especially with things like Ruby as it was completely new to me, and found i was getting frustrated. Now though i wish i started Ruby years ago it has blown my mind.

Jason Seifer
STAFF
Jason Seifer
Treehouse Guest Teacher

Hey guys, thanks for the heads-up! We're working on new Rails 4 videos now and they'll be out very soon :)