Preferred Ruby Editor/IDE for OS X?


#1

Just a quick question, if I were tired of typing ruby into a terminal
editor, say I wanted, oh, a scroll bar, mouse support, and maybe
syntax highlighting? Anyone know os a good Ruby/Rails editor or IDE,
one that runs on OS X, possibly in Java?

-Josh


#2

Joshua Gitlin wrote:

Just a quick question, if I were tired of typing ruby into a terminal
editor, say I wanted, oh, a scroll bar, mouse support, and maybe
syntax highlighting? Anyone know os a good Ruby/Rails editor or IDE,
one that runs on OS X, possibly in Java?

-Josh

Radrails runs on Java and is, as far as I am concerned, a fantastic IDE.

www.radrails.org

Jeff


#3

Joshua Gitlin wrote:

Just a quick question, if I were tired of typing ruby into a terminal
editor, say I wanted, oh, a scroll bar, mouse support, and maybe
syntax highlighting? Anyone know os a good Ruby/Rails editor or IDE,
one that runs on OS X, possibly in Java?

-Josh

first post!

textmate www.macromates.com


#4

Jeff J. wrote:

Mikkel B. wrote:

Joshua Gitlin wrote:

Just a quick question, if I were tired of typing ruby into a terminal
editor, say I wanted, oh, a scroll bar, mouse support, and maybe
syntax highlighting? Anyone know os a good Ruby/Rails editor or IDE,
one that runs on OS X, possibly in Java?

-Josh

first post!

Wanna bet? :stuck_out_tongue:

at least the first post recommending textmate :stuck_out_tongue:


#5

Jeff J. wrote:

Joshua Gitlin wrote:

Just a quick question, if I were tired of typing ruby into a terminal
editor, say I wanted, oh, a scroll bar, mouse support, and maybe
syntax highlighting? Anyone know os a good Ruby/Rails editor or IDE,
one that runs on OS X, possibly in Java?

-Josh

Radrails runs on Java and is, as far as I am concerned, a fantastic IDE.

www.radrails.org

Jeff

So I see that radrails is built on Eclipse. Is this different than the
RubyPeople, Inc. plugin? It’s the one I’m currently using but it’s at
v. 0.6.0 (according to my About Eclipse page). They both appear to be
called RDT, so I’m a bit confused.

Jake


#6

Mikkel B. wrote:

Joshua Gitlin wrote:

Just a quick question, if I were tired of typing ruby into a terminal
editor, say I wanted, oh, a scroll bar, mouse support, and maybe
syntax highlighting? Anyone know os a good Ruby/Rails editor or IDE,
one that runs on OS X, possibly in Java?

-Josh

first post!

Wanna bet? :stuck_out_tongue:


#7

Joshua:

Not under java to my knowledge but I am on OS X and my favourite
editor by far is TextMate. What makes TextMate so cool for me (there
is lots of other cool stuff) is their snippets editor. You have to
try it, it’s just great. In essence it gives you a very simple way
to define abbreviation such as “tbl5” and instantly create a table
with striping and 4 rows. It’s cooler than that, but you’d have to
try it to see just how cool. It’s inexpensive for the time it will
save you at something like 39 Euros. Highly recommended.

bruce


#8

If you’re happier with a full-blown IDE, RadRails or some
eclipse-variant should suit you well (although even on my dual G5,
eclipse doesn’t exactly fly).

If on the otherhand you prefer working in a text editor with terminal
windows, etc, then you can do much worse than TextMate. It’s the best
impulse-bought (Serial #12) software I have :slight_smile:

  • james

#9

So I see that radrails is built on Eclipse. Is this different than the
RubyPeople, Inc. plugin? It’s the one I’m currently using but it’s at
v. 0.6.0 (according to my About Eclipse page). They both appear to be
called RDT, so I’m a bit confused.

Jake

I haven’t used the RubyPeople Inc plugin but I believe they are
different. You can radrails download it as a standalone. Maybe this will
give you an idea. http://www.radrails.org/page/about

Of course, as mentioned before that is if you want a full blown IDE.
TextMate is the weapon of choice many who prefer a lighter interface

Jeff


#10

Hi Jake

afaik the latest RadRails ( http://www.radrails.org/blog/show/47 )
release
includes the RDT plugin and rely upon it.

Thibaut

[blog] http://www.dotnetguru2.org/tbarrere


#11

I havne’t had a chance to try it yet so I don’t know it’s
features/abilities
as far as ruby or rails goes, but Text Wrangler is a free editor (based
on
BBEdit I believe). Anyone have any experience using it? Likes/dislikes?


#12

Also, Kodomo now supports Ruby and Ruby on Rails:

http://www.activestate.com/Products/Komodo/features/ruby.plex

Expensive, but looks very full-featured … also good for anyone who is
already familiar with it for development in Python/PHP/etc. I haven’t
personally used it, but I know there are those who swear by it.


#13

I use TextMate. It’s very nice, and very reasonably priced.

Steve


#14

my obglitory post… use VIm !


#15

On Jan 27, 2006, at 5:56 AM, Mikkel B. wrote:

textmate www.macromates.com
Oh, yes, the right answer delivered so quickly, but incomplete
without this plugin:

http://inquirylabs.com/blog2005/?p=36


– Tom M.


#16

If you really want to go there… emacs! =-)


#17

If its good enought for Matz, its good enough for me!


#18

lol… i would honestly recommend either emacs or vim… you can use
them
anywhere.


#19

I use RadRails and am very happy with it.
I like using RadRails rather than Eclipse + plugins… the RadRails
package
is cleaner and rails specific. It takes a bit to load on a Pentium-M
512M
notebook, but once loaded it is fast enought that I don’t wish it to be
faster.


#20

Excellent story Alex ! Jotting this one down for future flame wars.
J/k of course :slight_smile: