It's no secret that the entire Ruby onRails core team uses OS X as their preferreddevelopment environment. Becauseof this, it is very easy to findauthoritative information on the webabout using Rails on OS X. But the truthis that Windows developers using Railsprobably outnumber those using otherplatforms. A Windows development environmentcan be just as productive asany other platform.
This is a guide to developing with Rubyon Rails under Windows. It won't teachyou how to write Ruby on Rails web applications,but it will show you what toolsto use and how to set them up to createa 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.Read his weblog at blog.curthibbs.us.
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...