Does Rails run so slower in the Development environment?
Rails allows you to setup 3 environments each with its own database, error loggin etc. So you have Production, Development and Testing.
Running an application in development shouldn’t be slow - but depending on how you built the app - a request to the server may load the entire app. There are other factors of course to consider. Are your queries effecient, code clean and any delays non-rails related?
I remember we were building an new backend once and the app kept freezing up in the Development environment only. It ended up being a problem with IE that once diagnosed was easily fixed. So make sure you take a good look around to diagnose the cause of your problem - as rails is typically not the reason for an application to freeze up.
So the short answer no - but if you’re developing in a way where the development environment is relying heavily on server requests (live) as opposed to on your local machin - you’re going to see delays until you move to production.