We’ve just put online the latest beta of the Steel IDE for programmming
in Visual Studio 2005.
The principal new features are:
Rails New Project Wizard
Automated database setup
Rails Solution Explorer
Synchronize Solution Explorer
Open Command Prompt in selected directory
Import/upgrade Rails and Ruby projects
Build to check syntax errors
Rails Toolbar and Menu
Start Server Dialog
Run Gems dialog
Integrated SQL Server development
Configure Ruby and database path options
Extra Ruby and Rails colour coding options
File properties / flags
Project properties (select from Project/Properties menu)
Pre-Build and Post-Build Events
These features are in addition to the editing (syntax colouring, code
collapsing etc.) and Ruby debugging (breakpoints, watches, locals,
call stack, step into/step over) which we released in earlier versions.
Steel can be downloaded from the Sapphire In Steel site:
I hope you enjoy it!