Setup Issues

Hi…I’m excited to finally be checking out Rails but am have a terrible
time getting the whole framework setup.

I have 2 options, a windows based environment (XP3) or a Linux based
environment (Ubuntu server 12.0.4) and am having setup issues on both.
I
am more familiar with Windows but I know RoR is probably more at home on
Linux. I need to pick one so I can move forward.

Any recommendations on which route to take or does it matter while I’m
learning RoR? I’m assuming Linux would be better to know for rails long
term?

Thanks for any input,

Mike

it depends, you got less trouble with ruby on linux (versioning etc). i
recommend you to use linux with rvm (https://rvm.io/). they got an
installation guide there…

Am Donnerstag, 20. Dezember 2012 16:04:01 UTC+1 schrieb
[email protected]:

You don’t give any hint as to what went wrong. Have you tried the one
click installer here:

http://railsinstaller.org/

I wouldn’t use windows for anything.

Thank you…the windows issues are mostly github related and I have
received a support note from their staff so I’ll see if that solves the
problem.

On linux, I can post the problems I’ve had but for now I was mostly
interested in which OS is preferred.

Thanks again,

Mike

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 the github.

-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.

So far any confusing parts have become clear so I’m hoping if I keep on
it
will all come to me.

I take it it is possible to develop a RoR application on a windows
machine
and deploy to a linux server?

Mike

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
the github.

-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.

Craig

On 11 January 2013 15:47, [email protected] wrote:

I take it it is possible to develop a RoR application on a windows machine
and deploy to a linux server?

Yes, the application itself does not care what OS it is running on.
Most find it much easier to develop on a Linux or Mac system however.

Colin

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