Forum: Ruby on Rails Best Rails editor

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915c75d80fe715ffe9772edd9c6a83d7?d=identicon&s=25 bramu.ss@gmail.com (Guest)
on 2009-03-08 19:20
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Hi All,

   I am new to Rails, I was searching for the best Rails IDE for doing
my project. I found Aptana with RadRails, which is very heavy and it
is consuming all my CPU and memory. Can anyone suggest very small
Rails IDE with at least Rails intelligence. This is very important and
please let me know if you know anything. I am totally struck because
of this.

Thanks,
Ramu.
59d2de0dc2028141540521eb2360c40a?d=identicon&s=25 Colin Summers (Guest)
on 2009-03-08 19:35
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It depends on your operating system. I am on a Mac and really enjoy
TextMate and the Terminal as my development environment. There are,
obviously, much fancier all-in-one systems, but this one works for me.
Aafa8848c4b764f080b1b31a51eab73d?d=identicon&s=25 Phlip (Guest)
on 2009-03-08 19:46
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Colin Summers wrote:

> It depends on your operating system. I am on a Mac and really enjoy
> TextMate and the Terminal as my development environment.

How long can you go with your hands on the keyboard without grabbing the
mouse?
515ca7e27326f185b6e8021edcc28976?d=identicon&s=25 Krishna Sankar (ksankar) (Guest)
on 2009-03-08 19:50
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I use Komodo http://www.activestate.com/komodo_edit/features/. And, of
course, you can use the Xcode in the mac platform.

Cheers
<k/>

|-----Original Message-----
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|talk@googlegroups.com] On Behalf Of bramu.ss@gmail.com
|Sent: Sunday, March 08, 2009 11:20 AM
|To: Ruby on Rails: Talk
|Subject: [Rails] Best Rails editor
|
|
|Hi All,
|
|   I am new to Rails, I was searching for the best Rails IDE for doing
|my project. I found Aptana with RadRails, which is very heavy and it
|is consuming all my CPU and memory. Can anyone suggest very small
|Rails IDE with at least Rails intelligence. This is very important and
|please let me know if you know anything. I am totally struck because
|of this.
|
|Thanks,
|Ramu.
|
247cd3d37084a3d6794076207bd9fbd7?d=identicon&s=25 Bob Martens (Guest)
on 2009-03-08 20:02
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Vim.

Honestly, I've tried a dozen others and I keep coming back to Vim over
and over again. With a little bit of work and dedication, I don't
think you'll go back. That said, the main thing is to find one that
works with your development style and then run with it. The editor is
far less important than the person using it.
F193e52d0a812b1429d51412bee21cdc?d=identicon&s=25 gundestrup (Guest)
on 2009-03-08 20:21
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netbeans, used IDEA but changed to netbeans.

On Mar 8, 7:49 pm, "Krishna Sankar (ksankar)" <ksan...@cisco.com>
Dd2d775dea75b381edb1bbf0600a0907?d=identicon&s=25 Marnen Laibow-Koser (marnen)
on 2009-03-09 02:48
bramu.ss@gmail.com wrote:
> Hi All,
>
>    I am new to Rails, I was searching for the best Rails IDE for doing
> my project.
[...]

I highly recommend jEdit.  It's free and lightweight, and it understands
Ruby and Rails without getting in the way.  See
http://marnen.livejournal.com/23723.html for more info about how I've
configured it.

Best,
--
Marnen Laibow-Koser
marnen@marnen.org
http://www.marnen.org
A1b97dafea62b11e7b3bef338ce3fe83?d=identicon&s=25 Billy Hsu (cfc)
on 2009-03-09 03:57
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Your solution: Click me <http://www.apple.com/mac/> and Click
me<http://macromates.com/>
:)

On Mon, Mar 9, 2009 at 2:19 AM, bramu.ss@gmail.com
<bramu.ss@gmail.com>wrote:

> Thanks,
> Ramu.
> >
>


--
Only two surfaces of a box:
http://blog.pixnet.net/zusocfc
F193e52d0a812b1429d51412bee21cdc?d=identicon&s=25 gundestrup (Guest)
on 2009-03-09 09:34
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I don't like that solution, setting up an auto starting mysql server
on a mac can be a ####.
I do perfere netbeans, because of accelent integration with subversion
and mysql.

regards
svend
A1b97dafea62b11e7b3bef338ce3fe83?d=identicon&s=25 Billy Hsu (cfc)
on 2009-03-09 09:47
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why mysql?The default database setting is sqlite for Rails 2 :)
And, I usually use MAMP to be my mysql server :)
It's easy to install and use :)
Also, phpMyAdmin included :D

On Mon, Mar 9, 2009 at 4:33 PM, gundestrup <gundestrup@gmail.com> wrote:

> > Your solution: Click me <http://www.apple.com/mac/> and Click
> > >   I am new to Rails, I was searching for the best Rails IDE for doing
> > Only two surfaces of a box:http://blog.pixnet.net/zusocfc
> >
>


--
Only two surfaces of a box:
http://blog.pixnet.net/zusocfc
5f94b9b346c2aa648a80bc259978e5bc?d=identicon&s=25 Colin Law (Guest)
on 2009-03-09 10:13
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2009/3/9 Marnen Laibow-Koser <rails-mailing-list@andreas-s.net>

> http://marnen.livejournal.com/23723.html for more info about how I've
> configured it.
>

I also get on well with jEdit, on Win  and Ubuntu

Colin
80583db5af674ca20393f42a20101129?d=identicon&s=25 Miguel Regedor (Guest)
on 2009-03-09 10:18
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I like TextMate when working in Mac. And vim when working my home
Ubuntu.
003e8514b6720bd8d065d07494eb1803?d=identicon&s=25 Marcos Ramos (Guest)
on 2009-03-09 10:22
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It's easy to set up mysql with autostart on os x.

I try to dedicate my very little spare time learning ruby on rails and
I use textmate also...
The problem with IDEs is that you don't know what's going on really...
What does the IDE do? What commands?
952e0f463a098317e1f288f227ece70d?d=identicon&s=25 Christoph Petschnig (Guest)
on 2009-03-09 10:29
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Like it was said before, the exact editor really isn't that important.
But whatever editor you use, you should know it very well; dig in
every feature it offers;

I prefer Netbeans not for the editor and project qualities (though
they are quite good), but for the excellent debugger.
F193e52d0a812b1429d51412bee21cdc?d=identicon&s=25 gundestrup (Guest)
on 2009-03-09 11:04
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jep, the debugger is really good.
36ed63ef68c172f148c491418395d0b5?d=identicon&s=25 rubyguy@ymail.com (Guest)
on 2009-03-09 12:11
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On 8 Mar., 19:19, "bramu...@gmail.com" <bramu...@gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi All,
>
>    I am new to Rails, I was searching for the best Rails IDE for doing
> my project. I found Aptana with RadRails, which is very heavy and it
> is consuming all my CPU and memory. Can anyone suggest very small
> Rails IDE with at least Rails intelligence. This is very important and
> please let me know if you know anything. I am totally struck because
> of this.

For Windows: Notepad++, http://notepad-plus.sourceforge.net/uk/site.htm'
For Mac: TextMate, http://macromates.com/

--
Cheers,
David Knorr
http://twitter.com/rubyguy
Aafa8848c4b764f080b1b31a51eab73d?d=identicon&s=25 Phlip (Guest)
on 2009-03-09 13:28
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CFC wrote:

> why mysql?

Because your public web server should not use sqlite, and sqlite & mysql
become
incompatible when the wind blows..?
83009d5fdc2b4c8876d8ca5e30a19bc3?d=identicon&s=25 Deepak (Guest)
on 2009-03-09 14:23
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+1 for TextMate if you are on a Mac. I've tried a number of them,
Aptana, RubyMine, Base Eclipse with the rails plugins etc, but keep
coming back to the lightweight TextMate

@Phlip, I can work almost exclusively with just a keyboard in
TextMate. There is a keyboard shortcut for just about anything you can
do with a mouse.
Ca0d1fa83b8d8f39a51c0f25b0f17336?d=identicon&s=25 Mathieu Rousseau (Guest)
on 2009-03-09 14:31
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+1 for text mate too if your are on a Mac.
+1 for Vim on the other OS
668b05a67be34fca9b9fdad67351ef11?d=identicon&s=25 Geekyra (Guest)
on 2009-03-09 15:09
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Win+Linux = There's nothing need to argue, VIM with plugin Rails.vim,
Surrounding.vim and SnippetEmu is the best.
For Mac Vim too but TextMate is a good choice too if u came from
standard IDE solution..
Actually VIM is bit weird but if u mastered it WUIIIIHHHH but on 1
condition u must be 10 finger typist to work on top condition with
VIM....


On Mar 9, 8:31 pm, Mathieu Rousseau <mathieu.rousseau...@gmail.com>
F3686edacbc9b902846e0f559857b5e0?d=identicon&s=25 Juanma Cabello (Guest)
on 2009-03-09 15:31
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+1 for TextMate on OS X. I've used gEdit in GNU/Linux which it's pretty
great.+1 for InType on Windows platform.

2009/3/9 Geekyra <gkrdvl@gmail.com>

> On Mar 9, 8:31 pm, Mathieu Rousseau <mathieu.rousseau...@gmail.com>
> > > @Phlip, I can work almost exclusively with just a keyboard in
> > > TextMate. There is a keyboard shortcut for just about anything you can
> > > do with a mouse.
> >
> > > On Mar 8, 11:35 am, Colin Summers <blade...@gmail.com> wrote:
> > > > It depends on your operating system. I am on a Mac and really enjoy
> > > > TextMate and the Terminal as my development environment. There are,
> > > > obviously, much fancier all-in-one systems, but this one works for
> me.
> >
>


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09b4d64ca074d04a272a713eb10319eb?d=identicon&s=25 Charles Johnson (Guest)
on 2009-03-09 16:08
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On Mon, Mar 9, 2009 at 9:26 AM, Juanma Cabello
<juanma.cabello.b@gmail.com>wrote:

> +1 for TextMate on OS X. I've used gEdit in GNU/Linux which it's pretty
> great.+1 for InType on Windows platform.
>
> +1 for textmate on OSX
+1 for gedit on linux (I run ubuntu as it happens).
I don't use either sqlite or mysql, but postgres. on both osx and linux.
(The deployment environment is CentOS 5.2, passenger and postgres.)

Cheers--

Charles
2090378440415ee8eb2193727c198abd?d=identicon&s=25 jdwy (Guest)
on 2009-03-09 16:13
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I enjoyed Aptana for a while, but I've recently switched to NetBeans
and have been very impressed. The autocomplete SQL bits are to die for
and the method name refactoring is impressive.

http://jdwyah.blogspot.com/2008/12/netbeans-65-vs-...
http://jdwyah.blogspot.com/2008/12/top-17-netbeans...

-j
511495716862032ae51c17d27d936dc1?d=identicon&s=25 dhc02 (Guest)
on 2009-03-09 17:21
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I use Cygwin (basically a linux command line environment that runs on
windows) + e (a windows Textmate clone, including textmate bundles) on
a windows machine.

E (http://www.e-texteditor.com) is every bit as good as Textmate, and
under constant development. Free trial, but $34.95 for a lifetime
license, which is very worth it as it's cheaper than buying a Mac).
Rails and other applicable bundles include snippets of code, syntax
highlighting, and macros that turn Textmate/e into something that
comes pretty close to being a full IDE without all the heaviness and
opacity of an IDE. I have tried Vim a couple of times, but the
learning curve is too steep and I always give up. Textmate/e looks
enough like a regular text editor to let you jump in with both feet
with no experience, but offers a lot of power and versatility to be
discovered as you progress.

E actually includes Cygwin (http://http://www.cygwin.com/) as part of
its install, which is how I got started with it. Since then I've found
it's easier to do your own install of Cygwin. You can re-run setup.exe
(found at their website, above) over and over again to add packages
such as ruby, gems, libssh, git, imagemagick, etc. as you figure out
you need them by just clicking a checkbox. It's a little confusing at
first, but actually really easy once you get the hang of it.

One of the simple things that makes using Cygwin instead of native
Ruby on windows nice is that you don't have to type ruby over and over
again, which makes following along with tutorials and examples online
much easier (i.e. "script/server" instead of "ruby script/server").
Also, I find that Git on Cygwin is much more reliable than the Windows
port of Git (although I haven't tried in a while, and I'm sure it's
gotten better). As you get into Rails, you'll eventually find Git
necessary, so this is something to consider and actually a valid
argument against some of the IDEs with strictly SVN integration. Oh,
and ssh integration into the command line is much easier, too.

Hope all this helps, and good luck. Rails is easy to get interested
in, but hard to master, because it's such a moving target.

--dhc--
Aad37b5f7116c8d1f547d23b37566032?d=identicon&s=25 Greg Donald (destiney)
on 2009-03-09 17:48
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On Sun, Mar 8, 2009 at 1:19 PM, bramu.ss@gmail.com <bramu.ss@gmail.com>
wrote:
> Can anyone suggest very small Rails IDE with at least Rails intelligence.

http://dima-exe.ru/rails-on-emacs

Has everything Textmate has and then some, for example:

http://dima-exe.ru/assets/2007/4/1/06.png


--
Greg Donald
http://destiney.com/
Aafa8848c4b764f080b1b31a51eab73d?d=identicon&s=25 Phlip (Guest)
on 2009-03-09 19:47
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Deepak wrote:

> @Phlip, I can work almost exclusively with just a keyboard in
> TextMate. There is a keyboard shortcut for just about anything you can
> do with a mouse.

Run a batch of tests. (Ideally that should be 1 keystroke, but sometimes
you
must rotate back to the test tab first.)

Now get some error spew. To ignore it and keep typing, you must use
<Splat+Backtick> to go from the spew window to the editor.

Alternately, try to select one line of spew and go to its file and line
number,
with the keyboard.

I use TextMate all day - hence the venting - and muscle-memory does
indeed help
me forget all its glitches and irritations...

--
   Phlip
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