Easy Rails with Vagrant + VirtualBox on Windows

Get set with rails dev in 1.. 2.. 3..

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There are plenty of posts describing on how to install Ruby and Rails on Windows. But there are two main approaches:

  • Install Ruby and Rails directly, I mentioned that before in Installing Ruby On Windows – The Right Way. The main disadvantage of this approach is that is limited to Ruby 1.9.x on Windows (well, last time I tried – two weeks ago). You can install Ruby 2.x+, but Rails won’t work. I don’t know why, but after googling for a couple of hours I found that it’s a common problem.
  • Second way is to install Vagrant + VirtualBox. Folks say it’s easy and the best way to go. I can’t say it isn’t the best way to go, but it’s not easy as I really expected. So in this post I’ll cover that approach so you guys hopefully can save a couple of hours and use them for the having fun with Ruby and…

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