New Tutorial Shows How To Install Ruby on Rails on Windows 7 / 8 / 10

A new tutorial has been released showing how to install Ruby on Rails on Windows. The tutorial explains - in depth - how to download a pre-compiled version of Ruby and install it, with dependencies, on your system. It works and should work for you.
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Install Ruby on Rails on Windows
Install Ruby on Rails on Windows
CHESTER, U.K. - Nov. 18, 2016 - PRLog -- If you need to develop Ruby on Rails on Windows, there are several steps to install it correctly. The issue isn't compatibility but dependencies. RoR requires several dependencies which have to be pre-compiled in order to work on Windows. Since Linux and Mac OS provide this functionality readily, it's much simpler to set up the environment.

The tutorial explains tha the most important thing to do is first ensure you're using the most appropriate version of Ruby. It explains the best way to obtain this is the *manual* download from RubyInstaller.org - this, opposed to the automated install - removes much of the bloatware that can be put on your system.

Once Ruby is installed, the tutorial then suggests you have to install RubyGems and DevKit. These two dependencies provide a series of libraries for Ruby, allowing you to install both Rails and the myriad of gems it needs to run. To install both of these dependencies, you have to manually download their files from their respective websites and integrate them into your Ruby install.

After you have RubyGems and DevKit installed, you need to install the various gems which Rails requires, specifically Bundler and Rails. These are done through the command-line and should be a relatively simple procedure. After this, you then need to go and install GIT, the sourcecode management tool which will enable you to create and send repositories to external servers.

Finally, if you set up all of the above, it will allow you to create a Ruby on Rails application from your Windows system. Of course, there are still small dependency issues which will need to be cleared up - such as installing the MYSQL2 gem, or RMagick. The key thing to remember is that both of these gems would require a similar installation process in Linux - the difference lies in how you're obtaining the dependencies to get it running.

You can see how to install Ruby on Rails on Windows here:
https://medium.com/@frontlineutils/how-to-install-rubyonr...

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