Learning Ruby and Rails Resources

The last week has seen a flurry of activity in the Ruby and Rails world where there is a buzz about geting newbies up and running easily. Some of these are new ones, while others have been around for a little while but as I’ve not come across them before I wanted to make sure

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Scotland on Rails 2009

Getting ready for Scotland on Rails in Edinburgh from Thursday to Saturday. I’m giving a presentation on Friday about teaching Rails. Ran it by the person currently teaching the MSc conversion students Ruby, and he thought it fine, and mentioned that he was real pleased with how it’s been going. The students are learning lots,

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Macbook rebuild part four

ImageMagick now works fine thanks to the instructions noted in part three. Hurrah. I just added all of the export statements to my .bash_profile file, and all was well. If you don’t have a .bash_profile file, then create one, but be sure to have it start with the ‘.’ or it won’t work. That’s a

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Macbook rebuild part two

Updating rails should have been easy as ruby and rails are included in Leopard. I should have only had to do sudo gem update –include-dependencies And then it would all be right as rain. However, as Rails has recently made some big changes, and changed its gem repository from rubyforge to http://gems.rubyonrails.org, I needed to

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