In the following days I will cover how you can quick start your Ruby learning. Today we will start with Ruby installation and IDE setup.
The first thing you need is a decent IDE so that you can quickly try out Ruby programs. Ruby installation comes with command line tools such as “irb”. But for any real development, a good IDE is necessary. In this example, I will use Aptana IDE which is based on RadRails.
Step 1 : Download and install latest Ruby release.
Step 2: Download and install Aptana IDE.
Step 3: From Aptana IDE, install Ruby extensions (you can exclude rails extensions for faster install). From Aptana, click on Help->Software Updates->Find and Install->Search for new features for install.
Step 4 : Create a Ruby project from Aptana IDE. You can keep all the sample Ruby programs you write here.
Step 5: Write the following sample code in file named ”HelloWorld.rb” and click on “Run HelloWorld.rb”. You should see your first Ruby program output!