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    Rails development on OS X; how many?

    It seems like a lot of Rails developers are working on OS X. So, lets have a poll...

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    Developing, yes. Deploying, no (Linux hosting).

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    Depending on my location, and mood, I'm developing in either OSX, Windows, or Linux, so I voted yes.

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    Just seems like Rails was meant for OS X. What a nice feeling...

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    Quote Originally Posted by CompiledMonkey
    Just seems like Rails was meant for OS X. What a nice feeling...
    I've never coded in rails on OS X it was 99% on windows the rest on linux

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    I wish i had a Mac to program on (I love textmate).
    Coding on my xp machine, deploying to linux.
    If you give someone a program,
    you will frustrate them for a day;
    if you teach them how to program,
    you will frustrate them for a lifetime.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dark Tranquility
    I've never coded in rails on OS X it was 99% on windows the rest on linux
    I feel bad for you Once I only had one mac and it broke.. so I was stuck with my windows PC for development (the one I use for IE testing). Boy, I'm never making that mistake again. I'm now surrounded by 3 macs... and that one PC.
    Ohai!

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    I've got three computers one is a Mac, one PC running XP and another PC running Linux. After seeing Textmate I thought Mac was the only option!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Majglow
    I feel bad for you Once I only had one mac and it broke.. so I was stuck with my windows PC for development (the one I use for IE testing). Boy, I'm never making that mistake again. I'm now surrounded by 3 macs... and that one PC.
    you know what? I have a mac but, for some reason, I've never used it for rails, may be I should give it a shot then

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dark Tranquility
    I've never coded in rails on OS X it was 99% on windows the rest on linux
    Sounds painful

    OSX here - couldn't imagine happily developing anything without it. Textmate is awesome.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vgarcia
    Developing, yes. Deploying, no (Linux hosting).
    Same here.

    Quote Originally Posted by Luke Redpath
    Sounds painful

    OSX here - couldn't imagine happily developing anything without it. Textmate is awesome.
    Same here...again.

    I really don't miss having a PC running a windows OS. I use VPC to test stuff for IE and that's good enough.
    Erh

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    Im selling my PC soon and replacing it with a specced out Mac Mini. Its not that I have no more need for Windows (I still play the odd game) but now Mac's can run Windows natively with Bootcamp, I really have no need for the old beige box (well, brown/purple box).

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    I couldn't imagine developing Ruby/Rails on Windows. I deploy on *nix/POSIX based servers so developing on something completely different (not to mention unstable) would be hell to me. I have developed some on a Linux workstation but I love the Mac and especially TextMate. Since the core Rails development team all use Macs with TextMate that should give you the first hint.
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    Yes, those 37signals guys love macs:

    http://www.apple.com/education/whyma...sci/video.html

    *CHEESE ALERT*

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    Using your unpaid time to add free content to SitePoint Pty Ltd's portfolio?

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    i just see a bunch of nerds who have no business being in front of a camera

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    I think it's all the screencasts in textmate, and just textmate itself that makes developing rails apps on a mac so popular.

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    OSX 10.5 comes with RoR...

    I think it is pretty safe to say that Mac is the standard OS for developing RoR applicaions on. I have been on Linux for around 10 years, when they come out with 10.5 i think i will do something that i never, ever, thought i would do. I think i will retire my loved Gentoo workstations in favor of a Mac.. The more i see how Mac is working it, the more respect i have to give them.

    The new 64 bit dual core chips are out, OSX 10.5 due soon. Cant wait.


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