Quick Start: a New Rails Project

For a Hello World blog tutorial, see this video: Creating a New Rails Project.

If you are not familiar with the Eclipse framework, see: the Workbench tutorials.

To create a new Rails project:

  1. If you have not already done so, configure the Ruby interpreter.
  2. By default 3rdRail opens in the Rails Perspective, as you can see by the window title Rails - 3rdRail. If for some reason you are not already using it, switch to the Rails Perspective.
    Window| Open Perspective| Other...| Rails (default).
  3. Open the New Rails Project Wizard New Rails Project Wizard
    File| New Rails Project.
  4. The New Rails Project Wizard opens:
    The New Rails Project Wizard
    The only thing you have to do is to name the project. All relevant project defaults are set up for you. A default database is set up, as is the WEBrick application server. If you would like to change any of the defaults you can use the pulldown menus. See dynamic help from within the wizard for more information.
  5. Click Finish.
    The Project Commander opens in the console area at the bottom of the IDE and shows details about the project.
    For more information, see this video: The Project Commander and Rails Console.
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