Macbook Air + Ruby on Rails

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by dlap, Feb 8, 2008.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    #1
    Hi,

    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).
     
  2. macrumors 6502

    tremendous

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    #2
    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 ;)
     
  3. macrumors member

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    #3
    I haven't had any issues with it, but I haven't done a lot of rails with the mba yet (got it yesterday).
     
  4. macrumors newbie

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    #4
    It's a little slower, but has been fine for me running autotest, mongrel, etc.
     
  5. macrumors member

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    #5
    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.
     

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