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Simple Rails Program

Thought building applications  using Microsoft Access was easy ? try building one in Rails, it is Easy…

Install and configure ruby and rails as described in my earlier post.

First create a directory to hold your Rails code. Let us say /u01/ror

cd /u01/ror

Issue the following command to create the necessary rails directory structure

rails test

cd to the config directory

cd test/config

Edit the database Connection properties file

vi database.yml

Modify the details for the development environment as follows (You can remove test and production). Make sure you use oracle_enhanced as the adapter, and not just oracle.

adapter: oracle_enhanced
database: RK01
username: scott
password: tige

cd /u01/ror

Create the Model/View and Controller

script/generate scaffold Customer name:string contact:string phone:string email:string

Create the table named Customers in the Oracle database

rake db:migrate

Start the web server

ruby script/server

Then you can access the application you just created by going to your browser and putting in the URL http://localhost:3000/customers.

This application can now view/add/modify/delete customer information

“That was easy”

Simply Rails 2” by patrick lenz is a great book for Rails beginners and includes Rails 2 information.

Installing Ruby and Rails 2 on Ubuntu Lucid running Oracle 11g

Updated this post from Ubuntu Jaunty to Lucid.

Unless you have been living on one of the planets orbiting alpha centauri (or if you have nothing to do with computers, in which case you would not be reading this post), you must have heard of ruby on rails.

Below are the steps i went through to get ruby and rails installed and configured on a Ubuntu Jaunty (10.04) system.

Make sure that you have installed Oracle 11g or the Oracle 11g instant client on the Ubuntu server, before you start.

Get the ruby packages for ubuntu

sudo apt-get install ruby  ruby-dev  libopenssl-ruby1.8 irb ri rdoc

sudo apt-get install sqlite3

sudo apt-get install libsqlite3-ruby libsqlite3-dev

Download, Install setup Gems

wget  http://production.cf.rubygems.org/rubygems/rubygems-1.3.6.zip
unzip rubygems-1.3.6.zip
cd rubygems-1.3.6
sudo ruby setup.rb

sudo ln -s /usr/bin/gem1.8 /usr/local/bin/gem

Install Rails 2

sudo gem install rails

Download and install the ruby interface for oracle

Download ruby-oci8 from http://rubyforge.org/frs/?group_id=256


tar -xzvf ruby-oci8-2.0.4.tar.gz

cd ruby-oci8-2.0.4/


sudo make install

Get the Enhanced ActiveRecord adapter for oracle

wget http://rubyforge.org/frs/download.php/64456/activerecord-oracle_enhanced-adapter-1.2.2.gem

sudo gem install activerecord-oracle_enhanced-adapter-1.2.2.gem

You are all set to write and test your first ruby program using the rails framework .

Please see my followup post on writing a simple rails program with 11g