If you’d like to start developing Ruby on Rails but installing and configuring Apache and MySQL’s got you a little scared then there’s something you need to check out. Instant Rails.
Instant Rails is an all-in-one deploy-and-develop environment for Rails that comes with Ruby, Rails, Apache and MySQL ready to go out of the box. What’s great about it is there’s almost no configuring needed. Just unzip it to a directory of your choice and you’re ready to go.