Are there different solutions for the different operating systems ?
Can you tell me which are the most popular and widely used IDEs for
Ruby, and for Ruby on Rails development ? According to your
The Mac guys seem to go for Textmate.
On Ubuntu and Windows I’ve used Eclipse and Netbeans, and much prefer
Netbeans - been using the last three releases with very few issues. I
found Eclipse a bit lardy and slow - although part of that was the
lower spec of my old PC, and changing to Xubuntu sped it up a bit.
A few years ago I dabbled with Aptana on Windows, and hated it -
couldn’t fathom any of the functionality, and might as well have been
using Notepad. Hell - I even used Visual Studio for a while - but
there was no “Integration” with Ruby… and that was just from my
familiarity with it from ASP Classic days.
Of course you can use any text editor - but an IDE will speed some
stuff up for you (at the risk of you getting lazy and not knowing what
is going on under the hood - like when running rake tasks, or server
IDE ? Ruby? What the fuck ?)
…others prefer to use Vi and Emacs (but they fight amongst
themselves so much, they tend to stay out of the way
Use whatever tools help you Get Things Done.