Ruby and Rails IDE Comparison
The review features descriptions, commentary, feature comparison tables and even screenshots, of the following products:
- Intellij Idea 6.0 with (JetBrains) Ruby Plugin 0.1.1.
- NetBeans 6 Daily Snapshot (Versions 20070211 to 20070221) with Common Scripting Language API/Support 0.14.0/0.17.0.1.188.8.131.52, Embedded Ruby 0.11.0, JRuby Implementation 0.92.4, Rake-Based Project Support 0.10.0, Ruby IDE Support 0.20.0, Ruby On Rails 1.1600.0, Ruby on Rails Project Support 0.16.0, and Ruby Projects 0.17.0.1.
- Eclipse 3.2.1 with RDT Snapshot Plugin and RadRails Plugin 0.7.2 (the latest standalone RadRails version did not work for the author.)
Emacs or Vim?
I mean sure more _Railsers_ use Textmate, but I would've thought most plain ol' Rubyists these days would use Textmate if given the chance.
Thank you for your note. Nice to see my comparison wasn't useless.
By the way I am not nameless, that's just the mysterious title of my blog. I am Sébastien Auvray and you can find my profile and Email addie in About.
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I'm particularly interested in feedback on the new Ruby capabilities in this release. I tested various Ruby editors and was surprised at how poor a job they'd done with even basic things like syntax highlighting.
The ED Web site is at www.getsoft.com I suggest you start with the Blog post though.
Neville Franks, Author of ED for Windows and Surfulater.
John Krewson, Steve Ropa and Matt Badgley Nov 24, 2014