1. Quick set up your local Rails env

August 2015 · 1 minute read

Quick set up your local env with Rails for a new¬†application. The following tutorial takes you through the first steps I took to generate my blank rails application on mac os x. This is where I will begin…

This tutorial expects some prior knowledge of frameworks, ruby, rails, command line, how web applications work, sublime text 2, mac os x

1. Install Rails - http://railsinstaller.org/en

2. Using your terminal, navigate to your dev root (the folder where you keep all of your applications, programs, development).

3. Follow these simple commands:

Create new app

$ rails new collaboration_room

Move into new app file

$ cd collaboration_room

Start the server

$ rails s

4. Navigate in chrome to:

Your local server


5. Open your app in sublime text 2 and navigate to:


6. Add the following new line under the first line and save the file:

7. Refresh your localhost in chrome. Your should get a routing error:

8. Back to your terminal, follow these simple commands to create your new page:

Exit server


Generate new controller file

$ bin/rails generate controller welcome index

Start the server

$ rails s

Now your good to go with your new blank rails app.


Resources: * http://guides.rubyonrails.org/getting_started.html