Rails on iPad

Hi, I’d like to know if there is any way to develop an entire rails app
in
iPad.
Maybe with an app, maybe with an online platform as Cloud9.

I’d like to know what you think.

Thank you,
Rodrigo

On 19 December 2011 12:20, Rodrigo R. [email protected] wrote:

Hi, I’d like to know if there is any way to develop an entire rails app in
iPad.
Maybe with an app, maybe with an online platform as Cloud9.

Can you define what you mean by develop it in an iPad? Do you mean
writing and testing the code?

Colin

Yes.
I mean do everything you would normally do in a laptop (or computer),
but
on iPad.

There are SSH clients available for the iPad.

You could install your development environment on a remote server und
work on that server via SSH. Edit your code with emacs (or vim, nano,
whatever) and run your tests on the remote server. Use iPad’s Safari to
test your JavaScript and CSS :slight_smile:

It’s certainly not comfortable but it is doable!

Best regards,
Christoph

I meant only with iPad, and without any other computer

What about platforms like Cloud9?

On Mon, Dec 19, 2011 at 11:09 AM, Peter De Berdt

On 19 Dec 2011, at 14:12, Rodrigo R. wrote:

[email protected] wrote:
Java, .NET, apps, even Objective-C apps on an iPad without some
with all the Rails generators (although you could just create and
define those files by yourself), it’s not going to be your fulltime
development machine. For some small code fixes or an HTML/CSS mockup
on the road or in the couch at night, the iPad could be a valid
options.

Cloud9 would require you to have internet access, just like an SSH
client would. All the heavy lifting is done remotely as far as I can
see. NodeJS might be the exception there and will only work on Android-
based tablets (if the code is berhaupt run locally), since Safari
doesn’t use the V8 engine Chrome does. Also, I’m not quite sure as to
how far it’s been developed with touch-based interaction in mind.

I’d say there’s only one way to find out and that is to create a free
account and try it for yourself.

Best regards

Peter De Berdt

On 19 Dec 2011, at 13:45, Rodrigo R. wrote:

It’s certainly not comfortable but it is doable!

No, but Rails is not a lone wolf there either. You couldn’t develop
Java, .NET, apps, even Objective-C apps on an iPad without some sort
of remote environment either. I don’t know what’s available on a
jailbreaked one, but even there I wouldn’t get my hopes up all too
much. You’d basically need to be able to install a full runtime
environment on the tablet, I don’t see that happening.

It is certainly possible to write some code on an iPad, either through
SSH or a dedicated editor like Textastic or Koder. In offline mode
those applications will take you as far as writing code, syntax
highlighting it and saving it locally. Actually running any of your
code is impossible. But, as has been said, especially with all the
Rails generators (although you could just create and define those
files by yourself), it’s not going to be your fulltime development
machine. For some small code fixes or an HTML/CSS mockup on the road
or in the couch at night, the iPad could be a valid options.

I’m very interested in learning Rails. I’ve only done a little HTML,
CSS, and PHP in the past.

The catch is, I only use an iPad. So is this even possible to do if
someone setup the server for me first?

On Fri, Jan 6, 2012 at 12:00 AM, Phil D. [email protected]
wrote:

http://yieldthought.com/post/12239282034/swapped-my-macbook-for-an-ipad

Wow, thanks for sharing this, definitely food for thought. I guess as
long
as you can count on always having a decent internet connection this
could
be practical…

On 6/1/12 05:04, “Kit H.” [email protected] wrote:

I’m very interested in learning Rails. I’ve only done a little HTML,
CSS, and PHP in the past.

The catch is, I only use an iPad. So is this even possible to do if
someone setup the server for me first?

The only instance I’ve come across of an iPad being used for development
along the lines you’re thinking of is this:

http://yieldthought.com/post/12239282034/swapped-my-macbook-for-an-ipad

I’m sorely tempted to do this myself. Far cheaper than a new Macbook Pro
&
mine’s coming up five years old…

Cheers,

Phil...


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