Anything but Aptana

Not trying to get into a “What’s a good IDE” here, BUT…On
Windows…RadRails never cut it. Under Aptana, it’s a terrible joke,
and I’m sick of losing so much time waiting not only for this thing to
initialize, but the hanging and crashing I go through is killing me.

Please, someone…point me to a decent, lightweight IDE. All i want
is syntax coloring. I’m thinking notepad++ here. Anyone have a better
solutions? Thanks. RVince

If all you want is syntax coloring, you can do Notepad++, SCiTe, or
gVim.

If you want an IDE, get Netbeans.

+1,

for the time being i swithced to linux/ubuntu

2009/8/25 RVince [email protected]

On Aug 25, 7:39 am, RVince [email protected] wrote:

Not trying to get into a “What’s a good IDE” here, BUT…On
Windows…RadRails never cut it. Under Aptana, it’s a terrible joke,
and I’m sick of losing so much time waiting not only for this thing to
initialize, but the hanging and crashing I go through is killing me.

Please, someone…point me to a decent, lightweight IDE. All i want
is syntax coloring. I’m thinking notepad++ here. Anyone have a better
solutions? Thanks. RVince

Vim with Rails.vim and a few other nice plugins.

2009/8/25 RVince [email protected]:

Not trying to get into a “What’s a good IDE” here, BUT…On
Windows…RadRails never cut it. Under Aptana, it’s a terrible joke,
and I’m sick of losing so much time waiting not only for this thing to
initialize, but the hanging and crashing I go through is killing me.

Please, someone…point me to a decent, lightweight IDE. All i want
is syntax coloring. I’m thinking notepad++ here. Anyone have a better
solutions? Thanks. RVince

Try jEdit (4.3pre17) with the ruby plugin

Colin

Thanks guys – may be a dumb q, but…

It seems that if you are coding rails, there’s little you need/want
other than syntax highlighting (and perhaps a means to prettify the
code). You really cannot set breakpoints or use an IDE in writing
Rails can you? -Rvince

RVince wrote:

Thanks guys – may be a dumb q, but…

It seems that if you are coding rails, there’s little you need/want
other than syntax highlighting (and perhaps a means to prettify the
code). You really cannot set breakpoints or use an IDE in writing
Rails can you? -Rvince

Things you may want:

  • quick access to the logs
  • easy directory tree parsing
  • easy toggling between controller/model/view
  • code completion (it does come in handy!)
  • a simple way to choose which version of Ruby and/or Rails to use with
    your app
  • rake tasks
  • migration control

etc etc. It’s nothing particularly fancy but the IDE just makes it
easier by bringing it all together.

If you want to invest a little bit of time learning a great editor,
Vim combined with the rails.vim plugin is really great. There’s a
learning curve, but it really gets the job done and will improve your
productivity.

http://rails.vim.tpope.net/

try notepad++ with lightexplorer plugins or newest Netbeans IDE.
notepad++ is light weight text editor but without auto complete feature.
Netbeans comes with more feature but a lil bit slower.

  • easy toggling between controller/model/view
  • code completion (it does come in handy!)
  • a simple way to choose which version of Ruby and/or Rails to use with
    your app
  • rake tasks
  • migration control

etc etc. It’s nothing particularly fancy but the IDE just makes it
easier by bringing it all together.

thanks.


David A. Prasetya
Ruby on Rails developer
@ http://kiranatama.com - a Ruby on Rails outsourcing company

Hi,

I will suggest you to try gVim along with the plugin called rails.vim
(to
say the least, there are lots of other stuff as well you could try on
your
own)
I can say with confidence it will change your life.

Thanks & Regards,
Dhruva S…

Pablo
Picassohttp://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/authors/p/pablo_picasso.html

  • “Computers are useless. They can only give you answers.”

1 more thing I forgot, snippetsEmu is another plugin you must sure
have…

Thanks & Regards,
Dhruva S…

Jonathan
Swifthttp://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/authors/j/jonathan_swift.html

  • “May you live every day of your life.”

On Tue, Aug 25, 2009 at 9:21 AM, RVince[email protected] wrote:

Thanks guys – may be a dumb q, but…

It seems that if you are coding rails, there’s little you need/want
other than syntax highlighting (and perhaps a means to prettify the
code). You really cannot set breakpoints or use an IDE in writing
Rails can you? -Rvince

Sure you can.

Rails has very nice support for ruby-debug. The various ruby IDEs use
ruby-debug, and there are plug-ins for various programmers editors
(vim, emacs, textmate for the mac …) which allow ruby/rails programs
to be run under the debugger, set breakpoints from the editor, etc.
For example I use the rubyamp plugin in textmate which does this.

Most Ruby/Rails programmers I know of tend to use editors rather than
IDEs. By personal observation most I’ve seen are using OS X and
Textmate. There are also plugins to do things like run tests and
rspec specs from the ide and get nice pretty displays of the results.
I tend to use this in conjunction with autotest/autospec which
monitors file changes and runs tests/specs automatically.


Rick DeNatale

Blog: http://talklikeaduck.denhaven2.com/
Twitter: http://twitter.com/RickDeNatale
WWR: http://www.workingwithrails.com/person/9021-rick-denatale
LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/rickdenatale

Hello,

you should try e-text for windows.

http://www.e-texteditor.com/

[]'s
David S.

How about RubyMine? I use it and think it is awesome.

Felipe

On Tue, Aug 25, 2009 at 6:39 AM, RVince[email protected] wrote:

Not trying to get into a “What’s a good IDE” here, BUT…On
Windows…RadRails never cut it. Under Aptana, it’s a terrible joke,
and I’m sick of losing so much time waiting not only for this thing to
initialize, but the hanging and crashing I go through is killing me.

Please, someone…point me to a decent, lightweight IDE. All i want
is syntax coloring. I’m thinking notepad++ here. Anyone have a better
solutions? Thanks. RVince

Emacs. It has everything. After several years using it now I
couldn’t imagine using something else.

I IRC with it, I compile with it, I shell out with it, I run mongrel
with it, I build Rails apps with it, the list goes on and on. Takes a
few days to get over the initial learning curve but then it’s all
downhill from there, well worth the time investment.

Get yourself an Emacs cheat sheet and have a go. You’ll never be so
happy to not touch your mouse.


Greg D.
http://destiney.com/

Does Emacs have any rails plugins ? (of course it does, but what are
they ? )

Trausti

On Tue, Aug 25, 2009 at 7:50 PM, Trausti Thor
Johannsson[email protected] wrote:

Does Emacs have any rails plugins ? (of course it does, but what are they ? )

I’m not certain, but my friend knows:

http://www.google.com/search?client=safari&rls=en&q=emacs+rails


Rick DeNatale

Blog: http://talklikeaduck.denhaven2.com/
Twitter: http://twitter.com/RickDeNatale
WWR: http://www.workingwithrails.com/person/9021-rick-denatale
LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/rickdenatale

You can set breakpoints in Netbeans. It integrates with rails-debug-
ide very nicely. I recommend Netbeans.

Another vote for e text editor. Similar to TextMate.

On Wed, Aug 26, 2009 at 4:19 AM, David

Please, someone…point me to a decent, lightweight IDE. All i want
is syntax coloring. I’m thinking notepad++ here. Anyone have a better
solutions? Thanks. RVince

try NetBeans IDE it’s nice

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