I’ve been using standalone RadRails mostly because I didn’t want to have
install the beast that is Eclipse. But I find myself continually going
to JEdit (w/Ruby plugin) instead. One reason is all the other JEdit
that have helpful functionality especially on the html/css side of
Plus JEdit is much faster and it has nice code-completion in Ruby, and I
do white text on black background color scheme which I haven’t figured
how to do in RadRails (whithout manually configuring all the colors used
On the other hand, RadRails has cool features such as switching from
Controller to View, and the Subeclipse plugin is superb (JEdit has no
for SVN, only CVS). Data view is handy too, though JEdit has a SQL query
tool too. (RadRails’ generators are also nifty too but I find that I
ever use them–it’s easy enough to use a console window if I really need
generate a new controller or model.) If I want to fire up my code and
away for an hour, I almost always just use JEdit. If I’m in the initial
stages of structuring my app, creating new tables, models, etc., then
use RadRails. Ideally I’d love to see a cross between both.
Anyway, I’m now starting to wonder if perhaps I shouldn’t go ahead and
install the full Eclipse and then add on RDT and RadRails as plugins, so
that I can then avail myself of other Eclipse plugins like Aptana (or
JSEclipse) and other useful tools.
Any opinions on this?