This took me forever to figure out! Honestly, for a non-technical person like me, installing rails seemed to be much tougher than learning the language. These are the things you'll need to install it on a mac and run your app/site locally.
This is the first step to prepare your machine for the rest of the installations. You can download this, and xcode together. You can actually get away with only installing command line tools if you aren't doing any mobile development. It saves quite a bit of space. Xcode is heavy. <br>Edit Remove Move
You can't go wrong with Github. It's the best place to store your code to share and revise. All of Helpified's code is stored here. Edit Remove Move
I'm not sure that you need all of this. You only are going to follow these steps if you don't use the laptop script. It's nice to check this out, though. Start here, regardless. Edit Remove Move
Another step you'll need to take prior to installing rails. Simply install it from terminal. Edit Remove Move
This is an absolute gem. I wish I would have came across this earlier. Basically, installing this on your machine gives you just about all you need to run your rails environment without installing all of the individual pieces. Edit Remove Move