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Ruby On Rails

Hi, If I already have Ruby and Git installed, should I still use Railsinstaller.org for the rest?

4 Answers

This is in reference to Building a Simple Ruby On Rails app.

I don't think it would hurt anything if you did so, but I would go out on a limb and say that if you're comfortable with the terminal now, I'd just use RubyGems (installed with rvm).

$ gem install rails -v 3.2.11
James Barnett
James Barnett
39,199 Points

The RailsInstaller adds in a few needed things, like gem & sqlite. Read the RailsInstaller page and see what you think.

Jason Seifer
Jason Seifer
Treehouse Guest Teacher

You don't have to use the RailsInstaller specifically but it will help to install other dependencies we use in the videos.