Hi everybody, I'm a web developer interested on moving to rubyonrails framework, and I'm looking for a good GUI or integrated suite to develop rails under leopard, or linux. Could do you give me any advise about it?... I will appreciate your help. Thanks folks. See ya!!
on 2009-03-29 11:25
on 2009-03-29 13:37
Hi zensuite, zensuite wrote: > Hi everybody, I'm a web developer interested on moving to rubyonrails > framework, and I'm looking for a good GUI or integrated suite to > develop rails under leopard, or linux. If you would like to use a free (as in beer and in speech) GUI, then have a look at the Netbeans IDE  - it is quite good to develop RoR apps and provides you with all the little things that comes with a real IDE. Netbeans runs on Linux, MacOS, Windows. Especially RoR devs on macs like to use TextMate  which does not come for free (neither beer nor speech) but has some nice gimmicks, too. But TextMate is more of a sophisticated text editor and not a full-blown GUI. You may have seen TextMate in action in the excellent Railscasts  series of screencasts by Ryan Bates. TextMate is only available for MacOS. Take your pick ... :-D Regards Martin  http://www.netbeans.org/  http://www.macromates.com/  http://www.railscasts.com/
on 2009-03-29 15:14
TextMate, on OS X, definitely.
on 2009-03-30 01:51
There are multiple options. I'm using Aptana RadRails a lot, since I code both on macs and linux systems.
on 2009-03-30 06:30
zensuite wrote: > Hi everybody, I'm a web developer interested on moving to rubyonrails > framework, and I'm looking for a good GUI or integrated suite to > develop rails under leopard, or linux. > By "GUI", do you mean an IDE, or something else? If you mean an IDE, I'd say that Rails needs an IDE a lot less than, say, most Java frameworks. That said, I do my Rails development in jEdit (on Leopard), which certainly qualifies as an IDE; see http://marnen.livejournal.com/23723.html for more information. I used to use Eclipse/Aptana, but it got to seem too heavyweight and underpowered. I might try NetBeans at some point -- but neither it nor Eclipse has a working word wrap function! About the only thing I really miss from Eclipse is Mylyn. Best, -- Marnen Laibow-Koser email@example.com http://www.marnen.org
on 2009-03-30 10:01
On Mac OS X I use XCode. It is quite good and free. Specifically, you want to use the XCode "Organizer" Just launch XCode and rather than create a project (which you don't need) go to the Window menu and choose Organizer. Drag the root folder from your rails project into the left outline pane and you've got quick access to the files in your project with syntax coloring. I like it fine for rails and php projects.
on 2009-03-30 14:55
One more point for TextMate. Quite clean and lightweight. A few colleagues of mine are using MacVIM and they were using TextMate before that. See ya Eric Fer
on 2009-03-30 18:00
TextMate is definitely great. I have to give another vote for Netbeans though. It is free, runs on both Linux and OS X and it has by far the most features. The main disadvantage is that it is heavy, soe depending on your machine performance can be quite sluggish.
on 2009-03-30 19:21
Todd Blanchard wrote: > On Mac OS X I use XCode. It is quite good and free. Specifically, > you want to use the XCode "Organizer" Just launch XCode and rather > than create a project (which you don't need) go to the Window menu and > choose Organizer. [...] Thanks; I'll try this! I've really enjoyed Xcode the few times I've used it, so I'll be interested to see how well it works for Web apps. Best, -- Marnen Laibow-Koser firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.marnen.org
on 2009-03-31 02:27
I like the Vim for ROR. http://biodegradablegeek.com/2007/12/using-vim-as-...