Not every aspiring web developer wants to shell out $1,000+ for a shiny new Macbook or a boot camp enrollment. Thinking of learning Rails but trying to save money, too? With a little bit of time and patience, used IBM and Lenovo ThinkPads running Ubuntu Linux make great, low-cost alternatives to the Mac OS X development environment. I am a professional Rails developer of 7+ years, and do all my side projects on used ThinkPads running Ubuntu.
Let me order, set up, and ship a used ThinkPad to you to for only $250! I'll ship it anywhere in the continental US.
I'll set everything up for you just as I would for myself, including:
- Software upgrades
- Ruby 2.1.3, Rubygems, & Bundler installation
- Common CLI utilities like curl & git
- Database setup (PostgreSQL)
- Developer-ready Vim setup
Tell your friends, too! If I get enough customers, I'll be able to start buying ThinkPads in bulk, and offer my services for even cheaper.