Topic: newbie: local to on-server RoR tutorials/documentation?

I'm a total RoR newbie on top of lots of s/w and web development experience.

I've managed to bring RoR on MacOS 10.7 fully up to date, build, and run a tutorial sample. 

I need to get clear how developing locally translates to my hosting servers. (Yeah, I checked, they support RoR.  And I have SSH access.)

So far, I've found a recommendation