Newbie questions about Rails on Windows


#1

My background is Windows development using Visual Studio and I’m trying
to get up to speed with Ruby on Rails, so please excuse these basic
questions.

I’ve downloaded InstantRails and can run the sample application - so
Apache, MySQL, Ruby etc. are working.

Where’s the “development environment”? Where do I go to edit files,
create models and controllers etc? Where can I run unit tests and see a
green bar on success? Do I need some other applications perhaps?

Thanks

Julian


#2

Hi Julian ,
Actually we dont have a Developement enviroment as such for ruby on
rails like we have Visual Studio 6 or visual studio 2003.You can make
use of any text editors or the basic Notepad for creating the Rails
related files and editing those .
Also you should use the dos command prompt for entering the ruby
related commands like the "ruby script/server " .

Thanx and regards,
Naroor R.,


#3

Hi julian,

Personally i use RadRails ide which is based on eclipse. You can find it
via http://www.radrails.org/. And also there is Komodo (
http://www.activestate.com/Products/Komodo/ ) which have an educational
free licance option. Good days…


#4

Thanks, everyone, for the info and suggestions. I am trying RadRails,
which is the sort of thing I was looking for.

Still looking for a test runner, though.

Julian


#5

On 15 Dec 2005, at 11:50, Julian G. wrote:

Where’s the “development environment”? Where do I go to edit files,
create models and controllers etc? Where can I run unit tests and
see a
green bar on success? Do I need some other applications perhaps?

Rails isn’t an IDE like Visual Studio; it’s a framework. You might
want to check out the excellent Rolling with Ruby on Rails tutorial
[1] which will talk you through starting with RoR using Windows and
will give you a sample project to play with.

[1] http://www.onlamp.com/pub/a/onlamp/2005/01/20/rails.html?page=1

Yours,
Craig

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