Up till now I've been using Scite on Windows and Smultron on OS X for Ruby development. I've also been using Netbeans for about 12 months for Java, but it looks like it may be time for a change as Netbeans is now adding some pretty decent Ruby support. Here's a short video showing some of the things that got me interested: http://www.netbeans.org/download/flash/jruby_editi... Only downside so far is that Netbeans is no lightweight. Scite, though lacking a few things, has a brilliant startup time and as such is very practical for quick scripts etc. Netbeans takes nearly a minute to load on my work machine (old and under-specced) which is fine for a project I'll spend the next few hours on, but not much fun for a quick job. How are other people finding Netbeans as a Ruby IDE? Cheers, Dave
on 2007-03-14 06:26
on 2007-03-14 06:43
Spring for TextMate, it's not free but it really is worth it. Starts fast as can be.
on 2007-03-14 17:36
On Mar 13, 9:42 pm, John J. <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: > > Here's a short video showing some of the things that got me > > > How are other people finding Netbeans as a Ruby IDE? > > > Cheers, > > Dave I agree, TextMate is worth the money. I am also finding the Ruby and Rails support in IntelliJ to be very useful. I tend to use TextMate for small Ruby projects and for a "background code browser" when working with Common Lisp+Emacs on large systems. I like IntelliJ better for Rails work. I tried NetBeans+Ruby and it was not the joyful experience that TextMate or IntelliJ provided, but I expect NetBean's Ruby support to get better fast. -Mark W., author and consultant -www.markwatson.com for free web books