Up till now I’ve been using Scite on Windows and Smultron on OS X for
Ruby development. I’ve also been using Netbeans for about 12 months
for Java, but it looks like it may be time for a change as Netbeans
is now adding some pretty decent Ruby support.
Here’s a short video showing some of the things that got me interested:
Only downside so far is that Netbeans is no lightweight. Scite,
though lacking a few things, has a brilliant startup time and as such
is very practical for quick scripts etc. Netbeans takes nearly a
minute to load on my work machine (old and under-specced) which is
fine for a project I’ll spend the next few hours on, but not much fun
for a quick job.
How are other people finding Netbeans as a Ruby IDE?