Installing Rails 2.3.2 on Mac OS X 10.5

Recently, I needed to update my local installation of Ruby and Rails to versions 1.8.7 and 2.3.2 respectively on an iMac at home. I am bit rusty on some of my *nix skills since I have been working in predominantly Microsoft based environment for a significant amount of time. Thankfully, I found a great step-by-step how-to blog post that walked me through the process flawlessly.

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Rails Resources

Sometimes, I have a bit of free time. Over the last few months, I have spent a few moments on some old projects of mine that have been essentially abandoned. These projects (which I may mention at some later date since they are not complete at this time) use some open source technologies since I can’t afford to personally purchase licensing for most of the technologies that I use professionally. In any case, I have spent some time getting reacquainted with Ruby on Rails. During this learning journey, I have come across a plethora of information (some good, some bad) that have helped me get familiar with this technology again. And now I will share these resources with you…

  • Ruby on Rails – The official web site has tons of goodies such as downloads, documentation, guides. This is a great place to get started.
  • Railscasts – The best source I found with free Ruby on Rails screen-casts.