Thorough deployment tutorial for Rails apps at TextDrive

Jordan, over at [Grinding Rails](, has posted [a great tutorial for getting your Rails app up and running if your webhost happens to be TextDrive]( (like me):

> This recipe will get you setup to develop with Ruby on Rails and use Textdrive to host your application. I wrote this recipe using a Mac Mini Core Duo, but I have also run it successfully on an iBook G4, PowerMac G5, and Fedora RC4 boxes. This recipe should work on any *nix based machine, but there are a couple quirks with OS X.

Jordan does focus on using OS X, but many of these tips can be used no matter the OS you’re running locally.


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