shipping first ruby on rails app, choosing droplet OS

  • Posted January 16, 2014

I have build my first ruby rails app. I have build it locally mac os maverick. While creating a new droplet (my first droplet @ digital ocean) I can’t figure out which ubuntu version I have to choose. I have checked out article and tutorial section of you site, but they do not give any suggestion about that. Do you have any suggestions?

The other thing I am concerned about that my development environment en and production environment would be running on different OSes, would this cause any problems? Should I install a ubuntu development environment on my mac OS Mavericks?

I am sorry, if am asking stupid questions, I am quite new to this. I just want to figure out how could have two similar environments, where one would be hosted by you and the other would be set up on computer.


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sorry for the typos :p <br>I can’t find any edit button :p

I would setup a virtualbox to choose the OS I might like the most. <br>As a rule of thumb when presenting linux to others , I would start out with a fedora installation. <br>Ubuntu isn’t really one of the best choises in my opinion. There’s too much hype behind it and exploit are common nowadays. But,as always,it is up to you. <br>Also,since Ruby on Rails is a cross-platform framework , you won’t find many problems as it available virtually on anything , thus, you shouldn’t find to many hassles if the goal is to deploy your app to the public ;) <br>Hope this helps. I’ll leave the rest to the experts out there 8)