Let’s get coding! Until I get “Hello World” running in a language, I can’t start learning much. Because we’re focusing on using Flex with Rails, we have three “Hello World” versions to do: Flex only, Rails only, and the combination in which Flex talks to Rails.
First you need to install the software you’ll need to follow along with the rest of the book. The goal of this book is to save you time in getting up to speed using Flex and Rails together. As such, I don’t want to say “install everything” and leave you to your own devices figuring out what to install. But I don’t know whether you’re using Windows, OS X, or Linux, and whether you want to use Flex Builder (on Windows or OS X only) or ...