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Installing Ruby on Windows: Part II

In Part II of this ‘Installing Ruby on Windows’ tutorial, you learn to create a simple app to test your Ruby development environment. To learn more about setting up a Ruby development environment, check out Part I of this tutorial.

Go to your Documents directory:

cd Documents

Once you’re there:

rails new testapp

Go to the testapp directory:

cd testapp

List the files in that directory to make sure everything looks normal:



bundle exec rails server

In the terminal, you’ll see that your Rails application has started development on a specific address beginning with ‘’. For simplicity’s sake, you can replace that string of 0’s with “localhost:” when you enter it into your browser. You should see a welcome message. You’re ready to go!

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