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Report #:  52458   Status: Closed
Tutorials are incomplete or wrong or...
Project:  3rdRail Build #:  v20070909_1913
Version:    unspecifie Submitted By:   Clay Shannon
Report Type:  Basic functionality failure Date Reported:  9/24/2007 9:01:26 AM
Severity:    Commonly encountered problem Last Updated: 12/17/2007 3:34:10 PM
Platform:    All versions Internal Tracking #:  
Resolution: Fixed (Resolution Comments) Resolved in Build: : V1 Update 1
Duplicate of:  None
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Coming from the Delphi world, I'm trying to wrap my head around the whole RoR extravaganza, and grok the 3rdRail Way.

In attempting to take baby steps using the Tutorials, though, I've run into some fundamental problems, specifically:

1) In 3rdRail Help | Rails 101-Rails Blog Cheat Sheet

a) It says, "Create the following database:" without telling you just how to create the database. I highlighted the database name and right-clicked to see if there was a "Migrate database" context menu command or some such, but no go.

b) It says, "Navigate to the Project Commander and run the following script" without telling you what the Project Commander is or how to open it. I tried running "script/server" in the Console tab's window at the bottom and got "NameError: undefined local variable or method `script' for #<Object:0x277f9dc>
from (irb):1"

2) iIn 3rdRail Help | Rails Wiki Tutorial

a) Step 3 is "Create following views", yet once you add those views, the "Finish" button. I had to select the "Generate source code for the Scaffold" button AND de-select the "Create the Controller as a Scaffold for a specific Model" button to enable the "Finish" button (I don't know if this was

the "right" thing to do, but...)

b) In "Start WeBrick and test the project:", step 1 implicitly asks you to do nothing.

c) In the "Update the Model" section, it says, "From the Rails Explorer double click: railswiki/models/wiki", however following the preceding steps as best I could (see "gotchas" above), there is no "models" [sub]directory.
Steps to Reproduce:
Given in the "Descriptions" section

Joe McGlynn at 9/25/2007 6:19:55 PM -
Thanks for the report, we'll get this updated in the docs.

Joe McGlynn at 9/25/2007 6:23:31 PM -
Added to internal bug tracking as 3720

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