Since the workshop is only 90 minutes long, I don’t want to use too much time for setup. Following Eileen Uchitelle’s lead, here are the instructions for getting set up for the workshop in advance.
If you’re new to Ruby and don’t know how to do any of the following, don’t worry about it. We’ll be doing some mob programming and pair/small group work, so you can join up with someone who’s got everything set up. If you’re more experienced, I’d really appreciate it if you could take the time to get set up so that you can help the newer people.
Make sure you have a Ruby development environment and your favorite text editor/IDE installed. Ruby 2.x is best.
Fork and/or clone the starter repository on GitHub with
git clone firstname.lastname@example.org:CodingZeal/gilded-rose-railsconf2015.git
bundle installto get all of the necessary gems installed.
Install any other gems you like for doing basic Ruby development. The
Gemfilein this repo installs the gems I’ll be talking about, but you may want some others.
rake spec, and
rake flogto make sure everything is working.
If you want to “cheat”, feel free to try working through the exercise ahead of time.
Thanks, and I look forward to seeing you at RailsConf!