- peer pressure
I’m going to go against the grain here.
I’ve done the textmate thing. Looks nice, but well, it’s just a text
editor (ducks for cover). If you want full integration of your
workflow go no further than RadRails + Subclipse. In IDE versioning of
your files, code assist, data navigator, rails generators etc etc etc.
It’s nice and has a lot of promise for the future for where it’s
My preference is actually WinXP (even though I can have either, it’s
my preference). Maybe as I’ve lived on XP for so long… and that
desktop gui performance just feels way more snappier than OSX. At
work, it’s full time RadRails work on OSX (Tiger). At home it’s
Windows + RadRails + PuTTY for managing servers, or Suse 10.1 which
I’m trying to get some love for to feel better about my open source
OS X can be a right royal PITA for getting stuff compiled and working
on it, you’ll find some stuff just doesn’t work as advertised (eg
compiling graphicsmagick via darwinports). I’d far prefer to manage a
*nix box via PuTTY and keep windows for development.
That fantastic thing about Rails is you can run it on windows without
That’s my experience at any rate.