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Re: [ruby-93] Rails on Windows

From: Ryan D.
Sent on: Monday, June 17, 2013 7:09 AM
Thanks for all the ideas everyone! I'm getting looking at Vagrant now,
as everyone seems to think that is a good idea.


Ryan

On 06/15/[masked]:36 PM, Steven Haddox wrote:
> Ryan,
> 
> I've never done development on Windows. So unfortunately I can't offer
> any feedback in that regard. I know that @luislavena is very heavy into
> helping users with Windows development environments.
> 
> That said, I just gave a talk today on Enterprise development with Ruby
> at RubyNation and one of the things I always advocate is trying your
> absolute hardest to do development in the same (or very similar)
> environment to where your deploying your production code.
> 
> If you're going to be deploying to Linux (which I'd strongly encourage)
> then I'd suggest doing your best to either use Vagrant for VMs to do
> development on Windows within a Linux VM or even looking into Macs
> (which are very similar to Linux as far as infrastructure). If you're
> stuck in an Enterprise environment and can't get VirtualBox/VMWare &
> Vagrant installed then I'd suggest acquiring an extra Linux server just
> for development for the team and then SSHing into that server via PuTTY
> (or similar) from Windows.
> 
> Best of luck and sorry I can't offer more Windows specific feedback /
> suggestions,
> 
> Steven
> 
> 
> 
> 
> On Sat, Jun 15, 2013 at 4:40 PM, Ryan Day <[address removed]
> <mailto:[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!
> 
> 
>     Ryan
> 
> 
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