I have decided to try out this RoR. It looks like something I have wanted for a long time. I have had past experince with ASP, PHP, etc.
Following the links provided in the sticky at the top of this forum I installed Ruby. I already had MySQL and then I went to install Rails. But the details don't tell me everything.
Rails - I typed the command 'gem install rails --remote' and after a few moments I got 'Successfully installed rails-2.3.4, 1 gem installed.' What is a gem?
Do I have to set up a server on my machine? I have been reading a lot of stuff, but so many assume the answers are obvious that they don't mention the details.
I am going to start with a couple of the tutorials I saw while browsing. But I wanted to get a jump on understanding what was going on.