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    Development Enviornment

    What do you guys develop around?

    Right now I have an iMac, but I'm considering buying a Macbook or Mac Book Pro and then selling my iMac, and then also getting a large display 24" or 30" (depending whether I go macbook or mac book pro). If anyone would like to give me feedback regarding this dilemma, that would be great.
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    It sounds like what you are really asking is "what Mac should I buy", which isn't really appropriate or relevent in this forum.

    OSX is a great development environment for Ruby/Rails whatever model of Mac you have, but if you want advice on a specific model perhaps a Mac forum would be more helpful?

    FWIW I have a MacBook Pro and its a great machine.

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    Not really a Ruby question, moving...

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    What is the question?

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    I had a dual 1.8GHZ PowerPC for a while. In december I sold it and bought an iMac core duo with 120G (OS) and 2G of ram. In addition, I have a lacie 250GB FW/USB drive/hub for data / projects. Lastly, I have a 250G Fantom FW/USB drive for backups. I have a 20.5" LG that is wonderful.

    With this set up, I can run PhotoShop, Dreamweaver, Fireworks, Safari, Firefox, Parallels (with XP for IE6/IE7 site compatibility testing), and half dozen other apps without any problems. Basically, it is comparative in speed as my previous PowerPC G5 dual 1.8GHZ with 2G of ram.
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    Hi guys, I'm looking to learn Ruby and Rails - - I have a mac and I was wondering what's the best IDE or editor for Ruby on a mac
    if you could also give me some URL's to tutorials/screen casts I would appreciate it

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    << What do you guys develop around? >>

    I've got a dell inspiron notebook running Ubuntu. On that machine I run a lamp setup. I also have a 3.2ghz XP work station (also used for gaming) that I do the bulk of my development on. When I work at the workstation, I still use my notebook as the server. When I'm on the run, I take my server with me.

    It's kind of a weird setup, but I've tried building robust home servers and still end up using the notebook.
    Last edited by Zaskoda; Apr 4, 2007 at 09:03.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Magic8Ball View Post
    Hi guys, I'm looking to learn Ruby and Rails - - I have a mac and I was wondering what's the best IDE or editor for Ruby on a mac
    if you could also give me some URL's to tutorials/screen casts I would appreciate it

    You might give Eclipse a shot. Don't overlook BBEDIT and Textwrangler as well.
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