On Feb 1, 12:28 am, “Dan” [email protected] wrote:
I usually use a Mac for Rails development, but may need to use Linux
for a job. I still love the vi keymappings, but would like something
that allows me to manage projects and files - i.e. similar level to
Textmate. What have people been having success with?
Komode IDE is great! It supports vi keymappings, manages projects and
files, understands RHTML (correctly colors the ruby inside the HTML),
It also has method autocompletion and calltips. Even better, it has
debugging tools specifically for Ruby on Rails, and you can even
access irb within a debugging session to poke around at the state of
your app. You can also debug a remote app (way cool, but I haven’t
tried this feature yet).
You didn’t say if you were restricting your choice to free editors,
but if so, try the free Komodo Edit (http://www.activestate.com/
products/komodo_edit/features.plex) which retains the vi keymappings
and project/file management.
I like the three-pane view where you have your rails project, your
open file tabs, and the embedded browser running your app. Everytime
you save your changes the browser reloads to reflect your changes.
I don’t understand why Komodo isn’t discussed much here, as it is
definitely my preferred platform for Ruby development, and I’ve tried
just about all the linux options. I’d try TextMate on OSX given the
chance to work on OSX, but honestly I think I’d prefer the OSX version