The first stable release of the Ruby 1.9 series has been released, but what's the status of 1.9 support in IDEs? We asked the developers of NetBeans, RadRails, Ruby in Steel, and RubyMine.
Aptana RadRails: An IDE for Rails Development by Javier Ramírez discusses the latest Aptana RadRails IDE, a development environment for creating Ruby on Rails applications.
RadRails 1.0, part of the Aptana IDE, has been released. Next to the powerful refactoring capabilities, it adds profiling tools and GUIs for Ruby, fast jruby-debug support for JRuby, and more. We talked to Christopher Williams of RDT and Aptana about RadRails 1.0.
The Eclipse-based Aptana Studio, which includes RDT and the popular RadRails, has released version 1.0. This now also includes a commercial "Professional" version which includes a few select features over the free "Community" version.
Eclipse Monkey now allows to script Eclipse with Ruby. This puts Eclipse closer to Smalltalk IDEs or Emacs, by allowing to automate tedious tasks or build simple tools right in the IDE using a familiar language.
The company behind the popular Eclipse-based AJAX IDE Aptana announce that they are taking over development and sponsorship of RadRails, a move that may yet save the project from its current state of neglect.
Competition for dominance in the Ruby IDE space is heating up. A recent blog entry does a good job with a comprehensive breakdown and comparison of features available in IntelliJ IDEA vs. NetBeans vs. RadRails.