So I’ve gotten my hands on Agile Web D. with Rails and want to
follow along with the examples. I want to create a sandbox for
testing/building applications. I’m running OS X and I’ve got the
-Ruby 1.8.5 - installed with Macports
-Rails 1.1.6 - installed using “sudo gem install rails
I’m aware that I need both a web server and a database to follow along
with the book. I’ve decided that I’m fine with using WEBrick for the
time being as it’s preinstalled with Rails. However, I need some help in
getting MySql installed. What’s the best way to install it? Macports?
Gems? Directly from the website? Once installed, how to I get it up and
running and linked to my Rails applications? This is my first time
developing database backed web apps, so I’m relatively new to this.
Thanks for your help!