As I sit here, my Visine drenched eyes trying to keep focused on my LCD monitor, I'm finishing up a night of installation and configuration. Jerry and I have decided to undertake a side project, with what's left of my...
Who am I kidding? I don't have any free time.
Anyways, tonight I needed to get my Mac developer ready. The clean shiny toys that I installed when I first recieved my little dynamo were not enough for the industrial use I would need out of them.
I started off with my favorite code editor, and the required configuration file to make it the way I wanted. I know a lot of the heavyweights in the rails community have been caught using TextMate, but I wasn't about learning a new editor, as well as forking out close to forty euro for a fancy text editor. The installation was as easy as I've grown to expect from my new Apple toy. I grabbed a dmg file from the web, dragged it's contents into the Application folder, and all was done.
Next was getting to the meat of Rails, and I diligently followed these instructions to get it done. It was the first time I compiled anything on my Mac, and from the instructions I don't think the Mac community is as technically experimental as the Linux folks. All the old conforting commands like sudo and source were available right out of the box, and truth be told the most difficult part was waiting for the downloads to complete. Downloading Xcode and MySQL took the longest, Xcode because it's huge, and MySQL because I chose a terrible mirror.
I was just getting ready to get started and I decided to flip to my dashboard to see what time it was, and low and behold, there was only enough time left in the day to write this stuff down and head straight to bed.