Chicago Ruby Hack Night - Rails 3

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Rails 3 was officially released (http://weblog.rubyonrails.org/2010/8/29/rails-3-0-it-s-done) August 29th, so let's give it a whirl.

Here's a quote from the release notes: "Rails 3.0 is ponies and rainbows! It’s going to cook you dinner and fold your laundry. You’re going to wonder how life was ever possible before it arrived. It’s the Best Version of Rails We’ve Ever Done!"

That may be a little exaggerated so let's try it and see.

Since we've had trouble with the wireless, please be sure to install Rails 3 on your laptop beforehand. Note that Rail 3 works with either Ruby 1.8.7 or 1.9.2 and does not work with 1.8.6 or 1.9.1, so make sure you've got one of the correct Ruby versions installed.

and then type

gem install rails --version 3.0.0
-or-
sudo gem install rails --version 3.0.0

All levels of Ruby and Rails expertise are welcome. We'll work in pairs so everyone can participate even if a few don't have Ruby and Rails 3 installed.

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