View Full Version : Macbook Air + Ruby on Rails

Feb 8, 2008, 06:48 AM

Is anyone out there already doing Rails on a MBA? I am about to buy one but I would love to hear some word about performance.

Textmate is not too heavy duty but I like it to be snappy at least like my 2.0 C2D MB.

I know David has one, but it is the SSD and he says its like 30% slower than his 2.4 MBP.

I am thinking of going with the 1.8 HD, any word about performance compared to other computers? (not benchmark, I am a sympathetic person please tell me your feelings).

Feb 8, 2008, 08:17 AM
i can't imagine you'd have any problems doing rails development on an air. people develop on much much less (ibooks!)

anyway, you should be using python and django ;)

Feb 8, 2008, 10:54 AM
I haven't had any issues with it, but I haven't done a lot of rails with the mba yet (got it yesterday).

Feb 10, 2008, 10:14 PM
It's a little slower, but has been fine for me running autotest, mongrel, etc.

Feb 12, 2008, 12:40 PM
Full-time developer using Ruby on Rails, Cocoa - never had a dev. machine I've liked more. Migrated from a 1.83Ghz MBP for reference.