I would also highly recommend RadRails. Although a lot of your
rails work will be very simple, so you don’t need a big IDE, I find
very nice to use. It allows you one environment to do basically
everything. The generators tab let’s you run things like generate
generate migration. There is a server tab to start webrick, and the new
Rake tab let’s you run Rake tasks like db:migrate. It also has some
completions built in.
Maybe I’m just so used to a heavy weight J2EE IDE that going to the
and notepad is too big of a jump. I feel more comfortable in an IDE
On Sun, Aug 06, 2006 at 01:45:49PM +0200, Jochen K. wrote:
} Hello lsit,
} I’am new to rails (about 2 hours) and after the first lines of code
} I must say: Great! I love it!
} Can someone recommend me a editor? I run Ubuntu Dapper.
vim (gvim) and Project.
TPope also has a Rails vim script here.
gedit also has textmate style “snippets” which seem to be all the rage.
Embedded ruby syntax highlighting is lacking. You can install eddt or
the file browser plugin for a directory tree on the side pane.
jEdit has snippets via SuperAbbrevs, autocompletion, highlighting, and
project management. However to get all that working you need to install
a few plugins and a jre. Unfortunately various plugins have been
abandoned for the current 4.3pre5 so getting everything working can be a
SCiTE with scitePM is
nice; however you lack a embeded ruby lexer.
I’am new to rails (about 2 hours) and after the first lines of code
I must say: Great! I love it!
Can someone recommend me a editor? I run Ubuntu Dapper.
KDevelop-Ruby. Has higlighting for Ruby and rhtml. Has class browser for
Ruby files (which in ‘java mode’ is really handy). Has great plugin for
code snippets. Is a native application which mean it is fast and has low
memory usage especially when compared to RadRails. It also has a modern
look and feel and uses standard editing shortcuts - so it has a low
entry barrier comparing to vi or emacs.
I personaly went through quite a list of editors and found KDevelop the
Bluefish is also nice as it’s fast as hell, but lacks class browser and
it’s file browser is pain to use.