Best Rails editor


#1

Hi All,

I am new to Rails, I was searching for the best Rails IDE for doing
my project. I found Aptana with RadRails, which is very heavy and it
is consuming all my CPU and memory. Can anyone suggest very small
Rails IDE with at least Rails intelligence. This is very important and
please let me know if you know anything. I am totally struck because
of this.

Thanks,
Ramu.


#2

It depends on your operating system. I am on a Mac and really enjoy
TextMate and the Terminal as my development environment. There are,
obviously, much fancier all-in-one systems, but this one works for me.


#3

Colin S. wrote:

It depends on your operating system. I am on a Mac and really enjoy
TextMate and the Terminal as my development environment.

How long can you go with your hands on the keyboard without grabbing the
mouse?


#4

I use Komodo http://www.activestate.com/komodo_edit/features/. And, of
course, you can use the Xcode in the mac platform.

Cheers

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|Hi All,
|
| I am new to Rails, I was searching for the best Rails IDE for doing
|my project. I found Aptana with RadRails, which is very heavy and it
|is consuming all my CPU and memory. Can anyone suggest very small
|Rails IDE with at least Rails intelligence. This is very important and
|please let me know if you know anything. I am totally struck because
|of this.
|
|Thanks,
|Ramu.
|


#5

netbeans, used IDEA but changed to netbeans.

On Mar 8, 7:49 pm, “Krishna Sankar (ksankar)” removed_email_address@domain.invalid


#6

removed_email_address@domain.invalid wrote:

Hi All,

I am new to Rails, I was searching for the best Rails IDE for doing
my project.
[…]

I highly recommend jEdit. It’s free and lightweight, and it understands
Ruby and Rails without getting in the way. See
http://marnen.livejournal.com/23723.html for more info about how I’ve
configured it.

Best,

Marnen Laibow-Koser
removed_email_address@domain.invalid
http://www.marnen.org


#7

Vim.

Honestly, I’ve tried a dozen others and I keep coming back to Vim over
and over again. With a little bit of work and dedication, I don’t
think you’ll go back. That said, the main thing is to find one that
works with your development style and then run with it. The editor is
far less important than the person using it.


#8

Your solution: Click me http://www.apple.com/mac/ and Click
mehttp://macromates.com/
:slight_smile:

On Mon, Mar 9, 2009 at 2:19 AM, removed_email_address@domain.invalid
removed_email_address@domain.invalidwrote:

Thanks,
Ramu.


Only two surfaces of a box:
http://blog.pixnet.net/zusocfc


#9

I don’t like that solution, setting up an auto starting mysql server
on a mac can be a ####.
I do perfere netbeans, because of accelent integration with subversion
and mysql.

regards
svend


#10

why mysql?The default database setting is sqlite for Rails 2 :slight_smile:
And, I usually use MAMP to be my mysql server :slight_smile:
It’s easy to install and use :slight_smile:
Also, phpMyAdmin included :smiley:

On Mon, Mar 9, 2009 at 4:33 PM, gundestrup removed_email_address@domain.invalid wrote:

Your solution: Click me http://www.apple.com/mac/ and Click

I am new to Rails, I was searching for the best Rails IDE for doing
Only two surfaces of a box:http://blog.pixnet.net/zusocfc


Only two surfaces of a box:
http://blog.pixnet.net/zusocfc


#11

2009/3/9 Marnen Laibow-Koser removed_email_address@domain.invalid

http://marnen.livejournal.com/23723.html for more info about how I’ve
configured it.

I also get on well with jEdit, on Win and Ubuntu

Colin


#12

It’s easy to set up mysql with autostart on os x.

I try to dedicate my very little spare time learning ruby on rails and
I use textmate also…
The problem with IDEs is that you don’t know what’s going on really…
What does the IDE do? What commands?


#13

I like TextMate when working in Mac. And vim when working my home
Ubuntu.


#14

jep, the debugger is really good.


#15

On 8 Mar., 19:19, “removed_email_address@domain.invalid” removed_email_address@domain.invalid wrote:

Hi All,

I am new to Rails, I was searching for the best Rails IDE for doing
my project. I found Aptana with RadRails, which is very heavy and it
is consuming all my CPU and memory. Can anyone suggest very small
Rails IDE with at least Rails intelligence. This is very important and
please let me know if you know anything. I am totally struck because
of this.

For Windows: Notepad++, http://notepad-plus.sourceforge.net/uk/site.htm
For Mac: TextMate, http://macromates.com/


Cheers,
David K.
http://twitter.com/rubyguy


#16

CFC wrote:

why mysql?

Because your public web server should not use sqlite, and sqlite & mysql
become
incompatible when the wind blows…?


#17

Like it was said before, the exact editor really isn’t that important.
But whatever editor you use, you should know it very well; dig in
every feature it offers;

I prefer Netbeans not for the editor and project qualities (though
they are quite good), but for the excellent debugger.


#18

+1 for TextMate if you are on a Mac. I’ve tried a number of them,
Aptana, RubyMine, Base Eclipse with the rails plugins etc, but keep
coming back to the lightweight TextMate

@Phlip, I can work almost exclusively with just a keyboard in
TextMate. There is a keyboard shortcut for just about anything you can
do with a mouse.


#19

Win+Linux = There’s nothing need to argue, VIM with plugin Rails.vim,
Surrounding.vim and SnippetEmu is the best.
For Mac Vim too but TextMate is a good choice too if u came from
standard IDE solution…
Actually VIM is bit weird but if u mastered it WUIIIIHHHH but on 1
condition u must be 10 finger typist to work on top condition with
VIM…

On Mar 9, 8:31 pm, Mathieu R. removed_email_address@domain.invalid


#20

+1 for text mate too if your are on a Mac.
+1 for Vim on the other OS