September 17th, 2007, 08:34 PM
Ruby - IDE Recommendations?
Looking for recommendations for a Ruby IDE. Is there an Eclipse plug-in that I should be looking at? A dedicated IDE, similar to what Zend put together for PHP? Or, something else entirely?
Thanks in advance for your help.
September 18th, 2007, 03:50 AM
It depends really, I prefer to code in a simple text editor so i can't give much input, I know activestate makes one. There is also Mondrian (mondrian-ide.com) and there is also a Ruby IDE for the eclipse platform (rubyeclipse.sourceforge.net) if that's what you prefer.. Depends what OS you're using too..
Hope you find something that suits you
September 18th, 2007, 06:51 PM
I was hoping to use Ubuntu, but I can't get the VMWare session that I created to connect to the internet. Tried everything. Seems to be a reoccurring problem w/ EMC's VMWare, which ... well, stinks. Anyhow.
So, I'll be using WinXP to code... I'll scope out the Eclipse plug-in, thanks.
October 30th, 2007, 01:58 AM
Hey check out RadRails which is a plugin + alot more from a company called Aptana:
Originally Posted by drgroove
Couple of cool things I like:
- Syntax highlighting and completion (duh you say)
- When you create a new project, it autogenerates the folder structure
- You can start and stop the server within eclipse
- When you create a new project in the same workspace it is smart enough to know to increment the port number so you can have more than one project running
- And it's free!
Anyway I'm sure there are a lot more kewl features, but I'm just starting out, and that's what I've come to appreciate so far.
December 20th, 2007, 01:34 PM
January 28th, 2008, 12:21 AM
Personally I find TextMate to be my OS X, text editor of choice.
March 17th, 2008, 04:03 PM
On Windows I typically use UltraEdit, on Linux - Gedit or jEdit.
I've tried RadRails (now part of Aptana), but I found it a bit slow. Not to mention, a lot of what's integrated is just the Rails/Rake command line tasks, which are much faster and more efficient to just do from the command line.