Topic: Setting Up for Rails Development
Hello Rails Community,
This is my first post on this forum and I would like to say hello to the Rails community, and hope to get the answers I am looking for as well as help out others when I become more experienced in Ruby on Rails development.
What is the best way to setup a Rails development server to allow easy access to edit my apps files?
The reason I am asking is because I have setup what I thought was an ideal Rails server, but after further research I found that I am technically doing it wrong. What I have been doing is logging into my server via SSH and editing the files with Vim, but I was getting sick of not being able to have multiple files open and displayed to reference. I then switched to my default text editor on windows, which is Notepad++ but I found out that it does not support syntax highlighting for ERB files. To access the files with Notepad++ I was using the built in FTP plugin, but after researching for a plugin to support syntax highlighting of ERB files I found Sublime Text 2 in which I have the trial version for. I then continued to find out that I have been doing it wrong by accessing my remote files via the FTP, because of reliability and security purposes. The security aspect doesn't bother me as much as the reliability, and also I would like to learn the proper way of doing this.
I suspect the proper way of doing what I am trying to do is git, but I am very new to git (sadly). I am the type of person that saves every two minutes then refreshes the page to see how the new CSS (or something else) has effected the it, and what I have done with git is using the commit function but I do not want an excessive amount of commit comments within my repository.
Thank you everyone for your time and helping a beginner start his long adventure into the realm of proper web development.
Last edited by NOX89 (2013-03-22 18:46:50)