I've broken away -- partially at least -- from the dark side. I'm a
long-time MS dev. I heard about Ruby and RR from Scott Hanselman
(http://www.hanselman.com/blog/). He's a great blogger on things in
the MS world but he's always provided a broader perspective. And he
found great beauty in Ruby and RR and said as much.
I had the opportunity to try out Rails and think it is the bomb. I've
spent the past two months reading and tinkering and am about to embark
on an honest to goodness project. And that long preamble leads into
My dev environment seems way too slow. As an example, starting script/
console takes over 10 seconds. script/server webrick takes 15
seconds. I know that's crazy because I see fabulous response for Ryan
on RailsCast (which I LOVE btw -- thanks Ryan).
So is the problem that I'm running on Vista (shame)... or that my
laptop is a Lenovo T60p with 2GB of memory? Is it the OS, my
underconfiged hardware, or some misconfiguration?
I'm curious what most Rails devs are using? Mac, Linux? Hardware
Rails is seems so productive, it seems a shame to torture myself. BTW
- TextMate looks great on the Mac (RailsCast); I'm using JEdit on
Vista and it seem pretty good as a Ruby editor.