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Ruby by Example by Kevin C. Baird

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Chapter 12. RubyGems and Rails Preparation

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In this chapter, we’ll discuss Ruby’s package-management system, RubyGems, as well as Ruby’s most prominent web development framework, Rails. These somewhat disparate subjects are lumped together because the “canonical” way to install Rails is with the RubyGems software. By the end of this chapter, you will be able to install Rails via RubyGems and understand the basic structure and purpose of the files that make up a Rails application.

RubyGems

Good operating systems have good package-management systems—software that can keep track of the other software needed or provided by that operating system and make ...

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