Topic: Locomotive

I've just purchased a Macbook, my 1st Mac and as a great fan of InstantRails on Windows I was wondering if anybody here has any experience with Locomotive.

Or is it better to do a manual install of all the loose components?

Re: Locomotive

Locomotive is nice if you're just getting started and want something to play with right away.  I found that after a while you find that installing everything on it's own is more flexible.

Re: Locomotive

I use Locomotive for pretty much every development I do. It has many things included, which liberates you from mucking around in the system. You don't even need the Apple Developer Tools installed (which are required if you want to build Rails by yourself).

That being said, I really feel it's smart to use the same database as your production system (i.e. MySQL in my case).

After a while, once you start to explore the boundaries of Rails, Locomotive can be a bit too restrictive. For instance you will want to include a specific gem. Only then does it really make sense to install Rails yourself.

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Re: Locomotive

Thanks guys :-)

Re: Locomotive

Mate, this is good: http://hivelogic.com/narrative/articles … -mysql-osx

Re: Locomotive

Thanks Dylan big_smile