Re: GUI IDE for Ruby


#1

Thanks Kyle. It looks nice but it’s pricey.

the professional version is. the personal version seems to
have an “average” shareware type price…

From ActiveState’s website:
" * Non-commercial use is defined as tasks for which you are not paid.
If you are using Komodo as part of your job, you must purchase Komodo
Professional."

Well, that probably covers many of us. So, yes, it’s still very
pricey.
For an IDE that only supports a few scripting languages, it’s way too
expensive.
Something like Arachno Ruby or Eclipse + RDT or RadRails probably makes
more sense.

Patrick Bennett


#2

Bennett, Patrick wrote on 11/29/2005 10:42 AM:

From ActiveState’s website:
" * Non-commercial use is defined as tasks for which you are not paid.
If you are using Komodo as part of your job, you must purchase Komodo
Professional."

[shrug] most shareware programs people register they use just for
themselves.

For an IDE that only supports a few scripting languages, it’s way too
expensive.

it supports 3 of the scripting languages i happen to use (ruby, perl,
tcl)

Something like Arachno Ruby

i’ve registered this also. tend to go back and forth between the two.
although for serious debugging i use arachno…

cream for vim might be an option for the ruby newbie


#3

I asked Sergey Dmitriev of JetBrains about the prospects of a Ruby IDE
a couple weeks ago. JetBrains is the company that makes IntelliJ
(hands-down the best IDE for Java).

He replied that they have considered the possibility and are watching
the success of Ruby and Rails closely to determine when it will make
sense for them commercially. Regardless, they are well under way
turning IntelliJ IDEA into a platform that supports non-Java
languages. If any of you have seen IDEA’s support for JavaScript and
CSS then you know what I’m talking about.

I uninstalled the JDK months ago but I’m still using IDEA to do Ruby and
Rails.

Obie


#4

I’m actively working on the free software jEdit Ruby Editor Plugin,
licensed under the GPL. If some other programmers got behind this
project we could have a really neat Ruby editor with many features
comparable to those available for Java with Intellij IDEA.

The jEdit Ruby Editor Plugin has already got these features:
type-based code completion
integrated RDoc viewer
code folding
structure and syntax highlighting
syntax error checking
quote and bracket completion
auto indent and insert end
file structure navigation popup
structure browser
progressive selection
edit history navigation

Check it out at: http://jedit.org/ruby/

Rob


#5

Rob . wrote:

I’m actively working on the free software jEdit Ruby Editor Plugin,
licensed under the GPL. If some other programmers got behind this
project we could have a really neat Ruby editor with many features
comparable to those available for Java with Intellij IDEA.
I am no advanced programmer but I use THIS plugin on jEdit and Eclipse +
ruby plugin as editors.

I think developing those two plugins for these two great x-plattform
developing enviroments is essential and I thank you for doing this.