"Resistance was futile, I have been assimulated!"

Hey All,

I'm a RoR Newbie (Web Designer/Markup Developer) and new to this group.
I've already noticed that the RoR community is a very cool group of
people and very friendly!

If its ok, I have a few questions.

1) I run my own Win 2000 dedicated box. What do I need to do to run RoR
apps? (What do I need to install? I have MySQL already)

2) I installed the one-click installation of RoR on my laptop and it
worked fine. But for some reason, now I cannot get the server to run
anymore. I uninstalled and installed again but with no success. Any
ideas?

3) I have zero experience in programming but RoR is changing that
quickly as its SO easy to understand and deploy. I'm very interested
in developing my own cms but I know that may prove to be far fetched at
this point. But to get started, what sites to you recommend to take
tutorials?

Thanks!!

::\::FiggyTreats::/::

Your first stop should be http://www.pragmaticprogrammer.com/title/rails/

Buy the book, start reading :slight_smile: If you still want to develop web software after that, get some books about good object-oriented programming and dive into Ruby itself.

Best regards

Peter De Berdt

1) I run my own Win 2000 dedicated box. What do I need to do to run RoR
apps? (What do I need to install? I have MySQL already)

I've heard good reports of InstantRails (http://instantrails.rubyforge.org/). I
would also recommend checking out Mongrel (http://mongrel.rubyforge.org/).

2) I installed the one-click installation of RoR on my laptop and it
worked fine. But for some reason, now I cannot get the server to run
anymore. I uninstalled and installed again but with no success. Any
ideas?

Can you post the steps you are following and the output for us?

Thanks.