Ruby on Rails: Download. We recommend Ruby 2.1.0 for use with Rails.
We stopped supporting Ruby 1.8.x after Rails 3.2. Ruby 1.9.2+ will be supported until Rails 5. Source: Compile it yourself Windows installer: Ruby, popular extensions, editor OS X 10.5+: Included with developer tools(then do "gem update rails") We recommend managing your Ruby installation through rbenv. It's an easy way to run multiple versions for different applications and update when a new release is made.
With Ruby installed, you can install all of Rails and its dependencies through RubyGems on the command line: gem install rails New versions of Rails can be installed the same way. Create your application skeleton and start the server: rails new path/to/your/new/application cd path/to/your/new/application rails server You're running Ruby on Rails! "Rails", "Ruby on Rails", and the Rails logo are registered trademarks of David Heinemeier Hansson. Rails is released under the MIT license. Ruby on Rails: Screencasts.
Learning Rails the Zombie Way If you're new to Rails and want to give it a try, then head over to RailsForZombies.org.
Rails for Zombies is a free online course that provides you five labs, each with a short video followed by a series of exercises where you get to code Rails immediately in your browser. If you're interested in the history of Rails, we also still have the screencasts made for Ruby on Rails 2, Ruby on Rails 0.5 and for Ruby on Rails 1.0. Rails 4: Zombie Outlaws If you're looking to get your hands dirty with the newest version of Rails, the Rails 4: Zombie Outlaw Videos will give you a taste of the new features and improved syntax. Also checkout the Ruby5 Podcast for keeping up to date with the latest libraries and news from the Rails world. More free screencasts from Railscasts.com If the screencast above got you interested in learning more by video, you can find a treasure trove of great content at Railscasts.com.
Rails is released under the MIT license. Ruby on Rails Tutorial: Learn Rails by Example. David Heinemeier Hansson. Ruby on Rails Tutorial: Learn Rails by Example. My former company (CD Baby) was one of the first to loudly switch to Ruby on Rails, and then even more loudly switch back to PHP (Google me to read about the drama).
This book by Michael Hartl came so highly recommended that I had to try it, and the Ruby on Rails Tutorial is what I used to switch back to Rails again. Though I’ve worked my way through many Rails books, this is the one that finally made me “get” it. Everything is done very much “the Rails way”—a way that felt very unnatural to me before, but now after doing this book finally feels natural. This is also the only Rails book that does test-driven development the entire time, an approach highly recommended by the experts but which has never been so clearly demonstrated before.
Finally, by including Git, GitHub, and Heroku in the demo examples, the author really gives you a feel for what it’s like to do a real-world project. The linear narrative is such a great format. Enjoy! Derek Sivers (sivers.org) Founder, CD Baby. Rails Installer.