lyosha wrote in post #1076588:
man.. why does everything is so slow on developing on windows?
It's not. Check your machine and rails configuration. Development
environment will always be slower than production or other environment
that caches models.
Given enough hardware I'm sure that a Windows development machine will
fly but there is an issue of getting gems to work. We had a developer
here who started out with Windows and had no end of trouble getting
some gems to work. He finally jacked it in and got a Mac and stopped
swearing so much.
In my team we have macs and windows. I develop on windows, and have no
problems whatsoever. It took me a while to get my environment set up
since unfortunately there are fewer windows guides out there, but it is
doable, enjoyable and highly productive.
There are very few gems that are nix specific and won't work on windows.
Passenger and Unicorn come to mind. You can always find alternatives
(thin server). A few things here and there might require additional
configuration but you get the hang of it with time.
Frankly i'm a bit annoyed at Nix/Mac users pretending that development
on the Mac is so much better. It isn't. Developing on windows is just as
easy and productive. If anything, it's better because you can have a
proper custom PC setup, full open source software availability, and a
whole bunch of freedoms possible under windows and not under Mac.