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CoffeeScript Programming with jQuery, Rails, and Node.js by Michael Erasmus

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Installing Rails

There are many different ways of installing Ruby and Rails on your development machine depending on your operating system, which version of Ruby you would like to use, if you're using version managers, building from source, and dozens of other options. In this book, we will only briefly cover the most common ways of installing it on Windows, Mac, and Linux. Please note that in this book we'll be using a Rails version of at least 3.2 and higher and Ruby 1.9.2 and higher.

Installing Rails using RailsInstaller

On Windows, or optionally on a Mac, I would recommend RailsInstaller (http://railsinstaller.org/). It contains everything you need to start with Rails, including the latest version of Ruby itself. After downloading the setup ...

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