I'm trying to decide which IDE to go with for RoR development. I put a high premium on integrated test automated tools and debugging capabilities. I'd appreciate any sharing of experience. I'm currently running Instant Rails on a Windows 2000 box (using IR due to problems I encountered trying to get all the components set up individually). Also, I'm using the WeBrick server rather than Apache. Thanks, Bill
on 2006-02-17 19:18
on 2006-02-17 23:12
On 2/17/06, Bill W. <email@example.com> wrote: > Bill > _______________________________________________ > Rails mailing list > firstname.lastname@example.org > http://lists.rubyonrails.org/mailman/listinfo/rails > > > I would check out Komodo from ActiveState.
on 2006-02-17 23:48
> On 2/17/06, Bill W. <email@example.com> wrote: >> >> I'm trying to decide which IDE to go with for RoR development. I put a >> high >> premium on integrated test automated tools and debugging capabilities. >> I'd >> appreciate any sharing of experience. I'm using Eclipse with Ruby Development Tools. I don't tend to use the debugger very often, but it does work. The unit testing facilities are fine. And there's the extensibility of Eclipse (for example, I use the vi plug-in). In fact, I've gone off the Rails for a bit to play around with Eclipse plug-in development. ///ark
on 2006-02-18 00:07
I'm creating an AR object in my controller and then attempting to add error messages to it: if (master_storeids.nil?) @item.errors.add_to_base 'No store is selected' end This works without error but when it comes time for AR to add the record, it apparently initializes the errors because the message that I added does not cause the AR add to fail as you would expect. Even when there is a validation error in AR the message that I added does not show up in the list of errors on the resulting page. So, am I doing something wrong? If not, how can I add my controller errors to the AR errors so that they are reported on the resulting page (and cause AR to not add the record)?
on 2006-02-18 00:13
On 2/17/06, Aaron K. <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: > I would check out Komodo from ActiveState. I've been familiar with ActiveState for years, because of their Windows version of Perl. Until you mentioned this, however, it never occured to me to check out their IDE. I'll be downloading the demo version tonight. For anyone who is already using it, can you say that it's worth $300? I've been switching between RadRails and jEdit on my Linux box for most of my development. RadRails takes up too much memory for that particular box, and is generally sluggish. I love Eclipse, however, and have been using it for years. So it would seem that RadRails will eventually reach that level. jEdit is fast and clean. What I'm really missing though, which is my main motivator for checking out Komodo, is a good debugger that works against a running Rails server. -- James
on 2006-02-20 20:22
Hello Bill, Checkout Eclipse with the RADRails plugin http://www.radrails.org. Young, promising and free! sinclair
on 2006-02-20 20:37
I've found that the best debugger on Windows is in the ArachnoRuby product (http://www.ruby-ide.com/ruby/ruby_ide_and_ruby_editor.php). The debugger performs very well and is feature complete. I do not care for it as an IDE for development, but that's just a personal preference. Great article Brian. Michael
on 2006-02-20 20:55
Bad news for Linux users though -like me :(. The version is stuck at 0.5.6 last updated on 27. Apr. 2005. And it does not run on Debian since it appears that Arachnoruby requires Ruby itself to be patched for its fast debugger to work. I asked this on the list once before. I wonder if FreeRIDE would make a good IDE. I was using it till RadRails came along. It does have a debugger but is not especially good at rails since the file browser only shows .rb files. With its data bus architecture a rails plugin would be a great addition. If my Ruby skills get there I might give it a shot. -bakki
on 2006-02-20 21:58
I have used Arachnoruby on windows before and the debugger worked out of the box. I don't remember doing any patches to get it to work. Unless there is a faster version of the debugger that you are referring to. It worked plenty fast for me and I was able to debug rails nicely.
on 2006-02-20 23:20
I've been using ActiveState Komodo for Rails development for a few months nowand I'm very happy with it. ActiveState seems to be moving in a positive direction as far as Ruby and Rails. Ryan
on 2006-02-20 23:39
I was only talking about the Linux version. The windows version 0.6.5 is much more advanced and has one more year of development time on it. -bakki