Any recommendations on ruby editor

Hi,
I am looking into investing in an editor for working with ruby(including
rails), any recommendations?.
Experience and feedback appreciated.

thanks
Hari

Dpending on your platform it can be a bit unstable but I use eclipse
with
Aptana’s RadRails plugin. It works pretty well and is free, there are
better from what I understand but they also cost and money is something
I
don’t have right now.

On 8/10/07, harry pillei [email protected] wrote:


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Netbeans ruby ide is pretty good:

http://deadlock.netbeans.org/hudson/job/ruby/

On Aug 10, 12:37 pm, “harry pillei” [email protected] wrote:

Hi,
I am looking into investing in an editor for working with ruby(including
rails), any recommendations?.
Experience and feedback appreciated.

thanks
Hari

emacs + rails mode is working great for me,
it can navigate around the project nicely, run ruby snippets, and …
its emacs, what more could you want?

jedit worked nice too, i used it before the emacs rails mode was
complete.

i tried radrails and it was kinda buggy (probably a lot better now)
but i find a lot of its functionality not useful (like running
servers, etc.) because automated tests lets me nail down the
functionality before i code. i do like how it runs the tests as you
type like how eclipse compiles as you type.

-franco

i tried radrails and it was kinda buggy (probably a lot better now)
but i find a lot of its functionality not useful (like running
servers, etc.) because automated tests lets me nail down the
functionality before i code. i do like how it runs the tests as you
type like how eclipse compiles as you type.

-franco

Ever since Aptana swallowed up RadRails things have been getting
better and better.

I still like to alt-tab between it and a console for most scripts, but
I love using it to run my tests.

Although it’s only for OSX, I’d be remiss if I did not mention how much
I
love Textmate for my Ruby coding. It’s got a Rails bundle as well.

http://wiki.rubyonrails.org/rails/pages/TextMate

Jamie Lynn
AKA greymaiden
over.

thanks
Hari

I very much like vim with the ruby extensions on any platform.

On Friday 10 August 2007 12:12:28 pm Felix W. wrote:

thanks
Hari

I very much like vim with the ruby extensions on any platform.

Also gvim (vim -g, graphical vim) is my editor of choice for ruby. You
might not want to give it a spin unless you’re willing to learn it,
though.
Same goes for emacs.

On Aug 10, 9:34 pm, Konrad M. [email protected] wrote:

Hi,
might not want to give it a spin unless you’re willing to learn it, though.
Same goes for emacs.


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Rails and Aptana on both Windows and Ubuntu is my preferred choice.
I would like to try TextMate since it seams very interesting by
looking it on screen casts.

On Aug 10, 3:34 pm, Konrad M. [email protected] wrote:

ruby(including rails), any recommendations?.


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I use vimmate, which is layered on gvim. It works good as long as you
don’t try to open too many files at once.

http://vimmate.rubyforge.org/

I like eclipse too, but I use netbeans 6.0 M10. Why? Aptana misses one
functionality which I like: going to class definition when I just place
cursor on it’s name and press some key. Netbeans can go into core RoR
files, aptana can’t.

Regards
Paweł Stawicki

harry pillei wrote:

Hi,
I am looking into investing in an editor for working with ruby(including
rails), any recommendations?.
Experience and feedback appreciated.

thanks
Hari

I like eclipse - though more of an IDE than an editor; it’s very useful
when working with rails. Get the pre-packaged version for rails from
Easyeclipse:
http://www.easyeclipse.org/site/distributions/ruby-rails.html

but be warned: you’ll need a decent amount of memory to run it - but
everyone has a gig these days, no?

if you roll with The Woz (ie, use Mac), then check out TextMate

On Aug 10, 2007, at 1:45 PM, franco wrote:

On Aug 10, 12:37 pm, “harry pillei” [email protected] wrote:

Hi,
I am looking into investing in an editor for working with ruby
(including
rails), any recommendations?.
Experience and feedback appreciated.

thanks
Hari

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Stef R. wrote:

but be warned: you’ll need a decent amount of memory to run it - but
everyone has a gig these days, no?

Force me to buy a new laptop? Never!

I got a dual-core Athlon64 X2 with 4 GB for the less than the price of a
decent 1 GB laptop.

On 8/14/07, Ari B. [email protected] wrote:

Experience and feedback appreciated.

There’s also gedit for GNU/Linux, you can tweak it and make it work
close as texmate. Here’s the link for the tweaking:
http://grigio.org/textmate_gedit_few_steps

Regards,
Felipe

for rails I love roredit

Dangerous q to ask here, you’ll get 100 different answers from 50
different people :wink:
I’ll give you 3: Scite, Eclipse and NetBeans

For small things I use scite, which I believe can work in OSX, but
more or less it’ll be equivalent to any ruby-aware code-highlighting
text editor that will launch the interpreter for you. The downside is
it’s really just a text editor.
Scite, of 10
ruby integration: 4
text highlighting: 10
multiple file support: 4
version control: 0
stability:8

I’m using eclipse+RDT at work, and am still using it for my projects
there, because it’s already setup and works. The downside of it is
that it seems to have issues with following the object model more than
one or two steps, and can’t do things like refactor a class name
across all files in the project, or even a search and replace across
all files in the project.
eclipse+RDT, of 10
ruby integration: 7
text highlighting: 10
multiple file support: 8
version control: 5
stability:4

That said, I use NetBeans (6.x beta, milestone whatever) for all my
personal ruby coding that’s IDE-worthy. It was a HECK of a lot easier
to setup, and on reasonable hardware (even on my old 1 ghz laptop
linux) is no slower than eclipse. I haven’t used it as much, but so
far it’s giving me a good feeling, and the ruby integration is much
tighter (esp with the intelisensish type things)
NetBeans 6 Beta, of 10
ruby integration: 9
text highlighting: 10
multiple file support: 9
version control: 8
stability: 8

On Aug 14, 2007, at 4:24 PM, Kyle S. wrote:

Dangerous q to ask here, you’ll get 100 different answers from 50
different people :wink:
Indeed, in any programming forum or mailing list, the “which IDE /
Editor…?” question is usually a good way to start small wars among
fervent believers in a particular app. Take all with a grain of salt.
The most commonly mentioned ones are all probably good for specific
reasons that are important to different types of people.

Some editors/ IDEs are really good for 1 or a few languages. Some are
all-around good but not great at any one language or purpose. (some
people prefer that) Some are simply better integrated with other
particular tools or platforms.
Still some are just what one person is used to using after a long
time and they may not be willing or able to adapt to or try something
different. (that’s not necessarily bad either)

Try what is available to you. Don’t shun or dismiss any of them until
you try them. Most of them have at least one really cool feature that
you will want or like. All of them have something you will dislike.
If you get lucky and find a good one right off or if you just stick
with one of the first few you try, you may never know what else may
be out there.

Find one that you feel you can be productive with. All the good ones
will have a learning curve. There are usually some clever, cool tools
in all of them that you may or may not discover for years!

Kyle S. wrote:

Dangerous q to ask here, you’ll get 100 different answers from 50
different people :wink:

Indeed. It would be more useful to ask “who has experience with 2
editors or more and which of those editors do you think is better?” That
way you could get statements like “I think A is better than B which is
better than C” and with enough opinions we could theoretically get an
overall picture.

Daniel

rui wrote:

Netbeans ruby ide is pretty good:

http://deadlock.netbeans.org/hudson/job/ruby/

The wiki has a lot more detail:

http://wiki.netbeans.org/wiki/view/Ruby

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