It's no secret that the entire Ruby on
Rails core team uses OS X as their preferred
development environment. Because
of this, it is very easy to find
authoritative information on the web
about using Rails on OS X. But the truth
is that Windows developers using Rails
probably outnumber those using other
platforms. A Windows development environment
can be just as productive as
any other platform.
This is a guide to developing with Ruby
on Rails under Windows. It won't teach
you how to write Ruby on Rails web applications,
but it will show you what tools
to use and how to set them up to create
a complete Rails development environment.
Curt Hibbs is a senior software developer in St. Louis with more than 30 years' experience in platforms, languages, and technologies too numerous to list. With a keen (and always searching) eye for new methods and technologies to make his work easier and more productive, he has become very active in the Ruby development community.
Brian Hogan has been developing web sites for over 10 years as both an independent consultant and as a developer at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. He also trains other developers on topics such as accessibility, Ruby on Rails, test-driven development, and graphic design concepts. Brian has written several popular articles related to the development and deployment of Rails applications on Windows.
Hello - I tend to like the 'Shortcuts' series, except for this one. Every single code example given in the shortcut was wrong. It was evident that no one proof-read the document and actually tried the examples before publishing. If you want to be frustrated and do some editing of your own, then buy it...