Tuesday, July 20
Thanks for signing up for the Rails 3 Ropes Course tutorial at OSCON! To get the most out of our training you’ll want to do the following three things:
1. Make sure you have Ruby 1.8.7 or 1.9.2 RC1 installed, our labs should work on either. If you’re on OSX We highly recommend you install RVM if you don’t already have it (and learn how to use it): http://rvm.beginrescueend.com. Once you have it running, have it get Ruby 1.9.2 RC1 and maybe even Ruby 1.8.7. i.e. “rvm install 1.9.2” and “rvm install 1.8.7”.
2. Download the following labs file: (31 mb)
3. Open the Lab 1 folder and do the prerequisites and step 1 in the README. This will ensure that you can run Rails 3, and you’ll be ready to learn and work at the tutorial. Please don’t be tempted to solve any labs yet, they’ll be much easier to do when you have the reference material.
If you have any issues (and google won’t help you solve them) try creating a new gemset using RVM and installing all libraries from scratch (if you’re on osx). If you still can’t figure things out come to our session 30 minutes early and we’ll help you troubleshoot.
Thanks, and looking forward to the tutorial!
Questions? Please use the comment box on the tutorial description page.
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