Topic: Request: tutorial covering how to develop locally, and on a host

Hi there,

Probably the most challenging thing for me with Rails is understanding how I go from building a website on my local machine (Windows XP), and then getting that code up to my host in a professional, effective, organized way. There are plenty of tutorials covering developing in RoR, but none--that I can find--that cover the overall development cycle. Such a tutorial would be extremely helpful to me.

Anyone willing to write something up on this--for myself and the community?

-Abe

Re: Request: tutorial covering how to develop locally, and on a host

Are you talking about deploying your app? Because you shouldn't be "developing" on your host since most hosting companies expressly forbid that kind of thing.

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Re: Request: tutorial covering how to develop locally, and on a host

I recommend you read up on Capistrano, the Rails deployment utility. I'll put this down as a "future tutorial", but the manual covers it pretty well.

Most code examples are usually pulled out of the air and not tested. Use at your own risk!

Re: Request: tutorial covering how to develop locally, and on a host

One reason it's difficult to write a tutorial on this is that the details are somewhat host specific. You may try looking up Capistrano tutorials for your host. I know there's plenty out there for Dreamhost.

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Re: Request: tutorial covering how to develop locally, and on a host

I moved this to Forum Suggestions, since PunBB doesn't have a "merge" function.  Otherwise, I'd have merged it with the new Tutorial Requests thread that I just created. smile

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