Sorry if this is an obvious question but I’ve been searching around for
an hour with no luck. As a novice programmer, I have no idea what good
programming practice is.
Iâ€™m trying to code a web app with a friend, and weâ€™re not sure how we
should set up our development environment. Is it preferable to
a) edit files on the local machine and test it there, submitting changes
to our production server when theyâ€™re ready?
or b) to have test apps on the same server as our production app, and
edit files through some FTP-capable editor?
How do you set up your development environment? As a followup question,
do you prefer IDEs or editor + console? Iâ€™m using RadRails now but Iâ€™m
not sure how Iâ€™d get it to work with option b above.