HELP ME! too many errors in this book for a newbie..
hi folks, dear sitepoint-team, mr. lenz,
i bought your book "build your own ruby on rails web applications", and at first it was a great read, fun and understandable.
but to me as a newcomer to the mac-world, and especially to the unix-world, there are far too many mistakes / errors inside!!
it is not the code itself, it is the steps i am to follow with the terminals, consoles and the installation processes that are described in the book.
up to page 29 everything went flawless, but then came the mysql-installation, and although the installer went fine, the following steps that were supposed to work as described in the book, failed silently for me..
no explanation why.. i HATE it.. sorry..
but i feel left alone!
i mashed some infos from the mysql-website in (added another path to the .profile file), so i finally got the mysql-prompt working, but now i can not start the ruby-console, because i get an error saying that there is no rubygem or something like that!?
then i re-installed/ re-setup rubygems 0.9.0 as described on page 27, which also seems very strange to me!? do i have to do this everytime i reboot my mac??
now there is another error thrown at me:
Well, as you can see, this is definitely TOO MUCH for a newbie in this field!
Cannot find gem for Rails ~>22.214.171.124:
Install the missing gem with 'gem install -v=1.2.3 rails', or
change environment.rb to define RAILS_GEM_VERSION with your desired version.
Please, pretty please explain exactly and step by step, how to get all this mess working on a intel-mac with os x 10.4.8!
i really want to learn rails, but these errors bug the hell out of me...... :blush:
thank you very much in advance!
quasimono makes the point
quasimono is absolutely right. The book in itself is perfect but it contains by far, far, far to many errors. Not only in the installation proceedures but even more throughout the coding. Try the test routines in chapter 8 and 9 and you come close to giving up learning ROR. Especially when Mr. Patrick Lenz comments about how intense he searched the code for errors before letting loose the book. Sorry Mr. Lenz but try out your own examples in your book and I guarantee you you'll burn it by chapter 4.
Problem in chapter 7 p.209
I am both a Ruby and a Rails newbee.
I must have missed something in P. Lenz' book on Ruby on Rails.
After having applied all the errata in my book with a pencel, I got as far as chapter 7 before my problems began.
Page 209: The latest changes in the source code (those applied in the beginning of chapter 7) does not give me what I see on figure 7.10.
I don't get the score (to the right) and I don't get the 'shove it' button below.
It is as though I haven't made any of chapter 7's up to this point changes at all.
And I *did* remember to save! :cool:
Has anybody encoutered this problem?
Claus, Copenhagen, Denmark
Too Many Errors - Where is Sitepoint?
I agree with many of the others who wrote earlier - there are too many errors in this book and in the code download for a newbie. Even some of the experienced people who are trying to help are baffled! The testing code is the worst!
Where is Sitepoint on correcting these problems? Where is the author?