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Install Sass

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    In order to use Sass,
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    we're going to need to install it.
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    There's one major prerequisite for installing Sass, and that is Ruby.
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    Ruby is a really popular programming language,
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    and it's the language that Sass is written in.
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    So you need to have that in order for Sass to do its thing.
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    Once you install Ruby, you don't ever have to deal with Ruby directly.
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    It's just a tool for Sass.
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    Some operating systems even already have it
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    installed so you won't need to mess with this at all.
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Install Sass


In order to get started with Sass, we're going to need to install it. There is really only one major prerequisite for using Sass, and that's that you will need to have Ruby installed. Ruby is a very popular language, which Sass is written in. Ruby is easy to install, and once you have it installed, you won't need to really work with Ruby directly. Some systems come with Ruby already installed, like OS X, but if you don't have Ruby installed it only takes a few minutes. In this lesson we will be installing Sass and Ruby on Windows, because Windows does not have Ruby installed for us already. Once we have Ruby installed, we'll use the command line to quickly install Sass, which is the same on all systems. Then we'll do a quick test to make sure it is working properly. There are apps that you can use to do all of this for you using a GUI, but we want to start with the fundamental pieces, and we'll cover the GUI applications in another lesson.

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