Re: [ruby-93] Rails on Windows

From: Eric M.
Sent on: Saturday, June 15, 2013 6:54 PM
One thing that might ease your pain is to use a virtual machine.  Check out for windows.  This will get you around having to set up all the server components on windows, but does sort of rely on you having some knowledge of linux.  

Go with what you know for now.  You don't want to add a bunch of overhead unless you really have to, there will be time for that later.

On Jun 15, 2013, at 4:40 PM, Ryan Day <[address removed]> wrote:

Hi Everyone,

I am fairly new to Rails, but I have found a Rails based project that
would suite a contract of mine almost perfectly. The RailsApps Project's
"Installing Rails" guide says that development with Rails on Windows
"can be painful". The in-house dev team on this contact is primarily
Windows based. Our production/staging servers would be Linux, but most
development would be done on Windows systems.

Is Rails actually hard to work with under Windows? Would buying RubyMine
for everyone get around typical problems? I'm worried about having too
steep of a learning curve by using Rails on this project.

Thanks for any advice!


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