Ruby, Rails and Windows

A few notes (mostly to self) about running the latest ruby 1.9.2 and rails 3.0.3 environments on Windows (yeah I know all the kool kidz have Mac OSX):

Ruby Installer for Windows is great:

Even better is the DevKit (available on which gives you an MinGW compile environment for building native gems.

If you want to run in debug mode in NetBeans, then check out this patch:

And finally if you get this error with sqlite:

no such file to load — sqlite3/sqlite3_native

then make sure you’ve got sqlite3.dll in your ruby/bin directory.