Macbook Air + Ruby on Rails

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

  1. dlap macrumors newbie

    Feb 2, 2008

    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. tremendous macrumors 6502


    Jan 16, 2008
    UK? Yeah I'm OK. Stop asking.
    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. racemize macrumors member

    Jul 2, 2007
    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. danmunk macrumors newbie

    Sep 16, 2007
    It's a little slower, but has been fine for me running autotest, mongrel, etc.
  5. whenders0n macrumors member

    Jan 8, 2004
    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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