Topic: Best Environment For an OS X user? Newbie Questions
Ok... so I've read a number of guides for setting up Rails on my machine (aluminum macbook, OS X 10.5). I've updated the Rails install that came with OS X and installed X Code. But I have a couple questions:
- I have Coda, and love it. But I hear it's lacking in Rails support... would you guys advise against Coda? I also have Textmate and Transmit that I could use, I guess. I also have Dreamweaver.
- For a newbie who would like as much hand-holding as possible... is BitNami's RubyStack a good idea for deploying a dev environment on my machine?
Are there any other tools or newb-specific advice you can point a new user too? I'm not a coder... I've always been a designer, so I'm kinda overwhelmed by the amount of options available in setting up my environment/workspace.
I am serious about becoming a competent rails coder though... I just don't want to regret using a dated setup or the wrong tools, right out of the box.
Any advice is greatly appreciated!