Installing the Ruby driver

Before you install a driver: install RethinkDB first.

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Install the driver with gem:

sudo gem install rethinkdb


You can use the drivers from Ruby like this:

$ irb
require 'rethinkdb'
include RethinkDB::Shortcuts
r.connect(host: 'localhost', port: 28015).repl
r.table('tv_shows').insert('name' => 'Star Trek TNG').run

Next steps

Move on to the ten-minute guide and learn how to use RethinkDB.