October 11th, 2010, 07:38 PM
Quick question: OSX App with pretty interface?
I'm a complete Ruby noob and just went through a few online tutorials and really enjoyed the power and simplicity of it all.
I have just been executing some basic stuff through ruby/irb, which my OSX Snow Leopard came shipped with.
It's sort of uncomfortable coding stuff in the terminal because I can't use the arrow keys and all the text, my variables, output, etc. are all in one colour.
Can anyone suggest an application for OSX with a nice interface?
I know nothing about Rails at the moment, just playing around with really simple code, although my intermediate goal is to get there and to start experimenting online.
October 12th, 2010, 04:02 AM
The Ruby/OSX community generally uses TextMate as the goto choice. It powerful and extendable.
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October 16th, 2010, 02:05 PM
Other than TextMate, which is a good choice, I wanted to add that I've been using awesome_print when dumping variables to the terminal.
It formats and color-codes data when testing; so that you can use a text editor of your choice, and still see formatted output in the terminal.
October 16th, 2010, 11:27 PM
Thanks guys! Both work great.
I'm really liking this awesome print thing!