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") 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. 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. Rails Installer.