[ANN] Free Ruby In Steel IDE includes free Visual Studio

News that I thought might be of interest :wink:

SapphireSteel Software today released a free edition of Ruby In Steel,
the Ruby and Rails IDE for Microsoft Visual Studio 2008.

Ruby In Steel Personal Edition (PE) 2008 provides all the tools needed
to develop and maintain Ruby or Ruby On Rails projects including syntax
sensitive customizable code coloring and code folding, coding tools such
as auto-indenting, code reformatting, bracket and keyword matching and
integrated consoles to allow users to interact with the Ruby interpreter
in docked or floating windows. Ruby In Steel PE 2008 even includes a
free copy of Visual Studio 2008!

Ruby In Steel PE 2008 is available for personal or commercial
development. It does not require registration and it does not time out.
It comes with an ‘All-in-One’ installer to allow users to install all
the software required including: Visual Studio 2008 (‘Shell edition’),
Ruby, Rails, MySQL and Ruby In Steel. Alternatively, users who already
own a commercial edition of Visual Studio 2008 may install Ruby In Steel
into that.

Ruby In Steel PE 2008 provides numerous features for Ruby and Rails
developers such as:

Code Coloring (Ruby)
Code Coloring (ERB/RHTML)
Code Folding (Ruby)
Code Folding (ERB/RHTML)
Bracket matching (move cursor)
Bracket highlighting
Keyword…end matching (move cursor)
Block comment/uncomment
Multi-level undo/redo
Tabbed (multi-file) editing
Split-window editing
Auto Indent/outdent
Smart Indenting
Auto end-completion (e.g. auto add ‘end’ after ‘def’)
Code Reformatting
Project Management in the Solution Explorer
Open command prompt in selected directory
Dockable IRB Console
Run in integrated interactive console
Comprehensive PDF User Guide/Manual
Integrated Help
All-in-one Installer
Color schemes/customization
Supports Ruby 1.8.6 and 1.8.7, Rails 1, Rails 2.1

Download page:

best wishes
Huw C.

SapphireSteel Software
Ruby and Rails In Visual Studio

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