Just to let those who live under the sea know that ONLamb.com released a new article regarding Ruby on Rails.

It is the third paper and, as usual, it is clear and very usefull when you want to have a deeper look on RoR. This time, it is focused on Rails components (Active Record, Mailer, Web service and Action Pack).

I suggest to read the comments at the end of the article. Most of them are very informative.

To easily start with RoR:

Under Windows: InstantRails
Great app with some bugs: for instance, the fact that you have to restart rails after doing a modification in your source.

  • One folder install with no configuration
  • Ruby 1.8.2
  • Rails 0.13.1
  • Apache 1.3.33
  • MySQL 4.1.9 (by the way, MySQL 5 is out!!!)
  • SCGI 1.7+
  • SCGI Rails Runner 0.4.0
  • phpMyAdmin 2.6.1
  • PHP 4.3.10
  • Rake 0.6.2
  • cmdparse 2.0.0
  • HighLine 1.0.1

Under MacOSX: Locomotive
Not yet tested.

  • one folder install with no configuration
  • Ruby 1.8.2
  • Readline 5.0
  • SQLite 2.8.16
  • SQLite 3.2.5
  • ruby-mysql 2.7
  • FastCGI 2.4.0
  • Rails 0.14.1
  • sqlite-ruby 2.2.3
  • sqlite3-ruby 1.1.0
  • postgres-pr 0.4.0
  • fcgi 0.8.6.1
  • lighttpd 1.4.6
  • FastCGI 2.4.0
  • PCRE 6.4

Free rails hosting: RailsPlayground
SSH, FTP, SQL allowed
Some bugs for the free accounts: Indeed, it looked like I shared my mySQL DB with another user.

Written in listening: Oasis
Technorati tags: Rails, Rubyonrails

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