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Easy Ruby on Rails OS X upgrade

Author: JLB

Published On: September 26, 2011

Recently, I’ve been feeling a bit boxed-in by the web technologies that I’m most familiar with (i.e. html & css, php & mysql, javascript).  After a lengthy Ruby discussion with a developer friend, I decided that Ruby on Rails would be perhaps be a good solution to be desire to branch out.  However, when I tried installing the latest versions of both Ruby and Rails for OS X, I ran into error after error.

In desperation, I went through every guide I could find on rubyonrails.org and extensively searched Stock Overflow and every developer forum I could think of.  Fortunately, after numerous french words, hissy fits, and consolatory beers, I came across the easy-to-follow upgrade instructions posted on Ryan Bigg’s blog.

Mac OS X, Ruby, RVM, Rails and You helps you through every step of the upgrade, including installing RVM (Ruby Version Manager) and necessary database packages.  Do yourself a favor and let this guide be your first stop when trying to start with Ruby… so instead of exhausting all your time trying to get the damn thing to upgrade properly, you get to actually spend time learning a new language.


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