On Jan 11, 2013, at 8:47 AM, [email protected] wrote:
An update on my setup and progress…I am up and running and going through the
Michael H. tutorial book. So far I like the rails framework a lot and have
gotten past a few difficult stages such as the many areas involved in setup and
-I am starting to see the benefits of Github now.
-I have been using Sublime Text 2 and like it. I tried the Eclipse Aptana plug
in but the rails interface didn’t seem to be properly installed. I may try the
standalone version eventually.
-I am really having a hard time with the “test first” rspec philosophy. It’s a
little different for me.
-The end of Ch 3 is beginning to get confusing with the introduction of postgres
db. It says you may skip it and use sqllite, which I may do. I already have
MSSQL server express and mySQL running and don’t really want to add a 3rd db.
at the point of having used MySQL & MSSQL, it shouldn’t be much of a
leap to bring in another SQL into the knowledge base unless your only
knowledge is via GUI tools and understanding & configuring the adaptor.
Personally, I think of PostgreSQL as the superior option and if you had
to live with only 1, that would be the one.
To a great extent, Rails abstracts the database to the point where it
typically doesn’t matter and even allows you to develop say on SQLite
and deploy using PostgreSQL. If you plan on using Heroku, you definitely
will want to use PostgreSQL.