Legend says if you use WSL you automatically become a hacker. Graphics courtesy of undraw.co

I’ve been using the Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) for a while now and let me tell ya, for Ruby development, it’s a life-saver.

The amount of time that it saves in making sure that your Ruby or Rails application works on Windows is just amazing! Gone are the days of work-around software like PuTTy and the Cygwin terminal to make things happen.

But (cue the shadows and torch light under my face) there is a dark side too. There’s the cryptic errors and frustrating troubleshooting. The long, sleepless nights getting WSL itself to work. …

Umar Ghouse

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