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Installing and Running Ruby on Rails 5: Mac

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Learn how to install and set up Ruby on Rails 5 on your Mac.

Learn to install all of the software necessary for developing projects in Ruby on Rails, the popular web application framework. This course is designed for developers and other users who want to install and configure Ruby on Rails 5 on their Mac. Kevin Skoglund shows how to use Unix to set up a complete development environment, including Xcode, Homebrew (an open-source software package manager), Ruby, RubyGems, and MySQL. Learn how to select an appropriate text editor and get started creating and launching new Ruby on Rails projects.


  • Welcome
1. Install Ruby on Rails 5 on the Mac
  • Terminal and Unix setup
  • Xcode
  • Homebrew
  • Ruby
  • RubyGems
  • Ruby on Rails
  • MySQL
  • Web server
  • Text editor
2. Run Ruby on Rails 5 on the Mac
  • Create a new project
  • Configure the database
  • Launch a project
  • Next steps

Taught by

Kevin Skoglund

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