1.1. Development System

This chapter's installation methods described are intended for development systems. If you are looking for instructions on installing a web server in the production system, please have a look at Chapter 16, Web Server in Production Mode.
Both types of installation are very different.

After the Installation?

If you have never worked with Ruby before, you should first read Chapter 2, Ruby Basics. If you are already a Ruby master and want to move on to Rails now, then I recommend reading Chapter 3, First Steps with Rails.

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