Ruby on Rails is a web framework that makes it easy to build powerful web apps in a short amount of time.

Ruby on Rails is written in the Ruby programming language. If you are new to Ruby, we recommend you first take our Ruby course.



Let’s get started by making a Rails app for a personal website. We’ll explain each step in the next exercise.

In the terminal, type

$ rails new MySite

Then run

$ bundle install

Finally type

$ rails server

Then, view the Rails app in the browser by visiting http://localhost:8000 in the provided browser.

Then click Next to find out what these commands do.

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