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Instant Sinatra Starter by Joe Yates

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Installation

In six easy steps, you can install Sinatra and get it set up on your system.

Step 1 – what do I need?

Before you install Sinatra, you will need to check that you have all of the following required elements:

  • Disk space: 100 MB free (min). You'll need space for Ruby, Sinatra, and other associated libraries, and for your project itself. A Sinatra project can easily fit in 30 MB of hard disk space, but more space may be needed for images and other media files.
  • Memory: 256 MB (min), 1 GB (recommended).
  • Operating system: Preferably Ubuntu Linux or Mac OS X. Sinatra development on Windows is possible, but presents numerous extra problems and so is not covered in this book.

Step 2 – installing library dependencies

Your Sinatra projects will often ...

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