Hi, I've just now started learning Ruby on Rails. Someone told me that I should get RadRails to use as my IDE. RadRails.org seems to be dead now. Has something bad happened? Or do I just have my URL wrong? Is there another good Rails IDE? I'm developing on windows right now. Thanks! TAD
on 2006-01-15 05:56
on 2006-01-15 06:59
radrails is great, especially if you are on windows. If their site is temporarely down, no problem, they are mirroring their stuff at sourcegeforge http://sourceforge.net/projects/radrails If you have eclipse already, use the eclipse plugin: http://radrails.sourceforge.net/update/
on 2006-01-15 07:17
Hmm, weird... it just worked yesterday... that's definitely the URL... well, maybe try it again tomorrow. b PS: I was using the standalone radrails but switched to using the radrails eclipse plugin. They really pared eclipse down to the basics for the standalone... didn't even leave the search functionality! On the other hand, if you've never used eclipse, using the plugin would probably have a steeper learning curve.
on 2006-01-15 07:41
TAD Donaghe <terry.donaghe@...> writes: > TAD > Arachno Ruby IDE is another popular choice amongst RoR on Windows developer types... But personally I tend to favor using TextPad since RoR makes coding short and sweet most of the time. And this from a guy entrenched in Microsoft's development tools for almost a decade. http://www.ruby-ide.com/ruby/ruby_ide_and_ruby_editor.php
on 2006-01-15 09:12
Ben M. wrote: > Hmm, weird... it just worked yesterday... that's definitely the URL... > well, maybe try it > again tomorrow. > > b > > PS: I was using the standalone radrails but switched to using the > radrails eclipse plugin. > They really pared eclipse down to the basics for the standalone... > didn't even leave the > search functionality! On the other hand, if you've never used eclipse, > using the plugin > would probably have a steeper learning curve. What's the difference between standalone vs. eclipse plugin? (Other than the obvious standalone/plugin difference.) csn
on 2006-01-15 10:11
csn wrote: >>They really pared eclipse down to the basics for the standalone... > The ruby/rails features look to be pretty much the same. However, I was recommending using eclipse with radrails plugin because the standalone version removes stuff I like from eclipse... like the ability to search throughout a project. And the standalone version doesn't appear to help you install plugins (you can probably just drop them in the plugin directory, but the one I tried didn't seem to work). I might want to use my own database plugin, or an xml plugin, etc. On the other hand, the standalone version is less cluttered and would probably be less distracting for someone not familiar with eclipse. b
on 2006-01-15 11:02
Ben M. schreef: > On the other hand, the standalone version is less cluttered and would > probably be less distracting for someone not familiar with eclipse. Although I am very familiar with Eclipse, I am using the standalone version because I am not so familiar with Rails. Using the standalone version makes all features of the plugins stand out more. Once familiar, I'll probably switch back to the full Eclipse environment. Erik.
on 2006-01-15 14:27
Hello! TAD Donaghe wrote: > RadRails.org seems to be dead > now. Not at all, they are waiting for RDT (ruby development tools) release to base their editor part on, so there's a little silence on their part these days. >Has something bad happened? Or do I just have my URL wrong? It is http//www.radrails.org > Is > there another good Rails IDE? I'm developing on windows right now. Well, not IDE exactly, but if you want a fast editor, then the latest version of Notepad++ (http://notepad-plus.sourceforge.net/) has pretty good features and Ruby support, and you can customize it to death. Get in touch with me if you decide to use it and have questions. Other than that, RadRais' new release is definitely gonna rock. -- Metin