What editor or IDE do you use?

Discussion in 'Ruby' started by Mike Hansen, May 31, 2011.

  1. Mike Hansen

    Mike Hansen Guest

    I'm pretty new to Ruby. What editor or IDE do you use? I usually use VIM
    for a lot of my coding. Rubymine looks pretty cool.
    Mike Hansen, May 31, 2011
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    David Jacobs Guest

    Vim all the way. For me, fits the Ruby mantra of keeping things simple but flexible.
    David Jacobs, May 31, 2011
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  3. Vim too here. There's only one real downside here (for me, anyway): I'm
    used to languages using parenthesis and thus I'm used to navigate a lot
    with the % key (jump between parenthesis). Not so with ruby, to my
    knowledge there's nothing you can make % to do jump between opening
    begin/class/etc. and closing end. Would love be proved otherwise here.

    - Markus
    Markus Fischer, May 31, 2011
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    Marc Weber Guest

    Excerpts from Markus Fischer's message of Wed Jun 01 00:42:03 +0200 2011:
    get matchit.zip !
    Thet let's you dynamically add more pairs using b:match_words which
    should already be implemented for ruby.
    (I recommend using vim-addon-manager for installing plugins)

    Marc Weber
    Marc Weber, Jun 1, 2011
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    opinions on redcar?
    Stephen Boesch, Jun 1, 2011
  7. Mike Hansen

    Marc Weber Guest

    Excerpts from Stephen Boesch's message of Wed Jun 01 01:36:28 +0200 2011:
    Are you asking me ? No - never used it.

    Vim is powerful due to its modal editing.

    However also Netbeans etc have Ruby support and Vi like keybindings.

    So it also depends on what will done - eg whether rails support is
    required etc.

    Marc Weber
    Marc Weber, Jun 1, 2011
  8. "Mike Hansen" wrote in message news:...
    I prefer RubyMine (http://www.jetbrains.com/ruby/). It's the closest thing
    I've seen to a Visual Studio or Delphi style IDE (minus the UI editor of

    Michael Brooks, Jun 1, 2011
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    Stu Guest

    I'm also a vi user.

    I have a variation of interactive_editor I use inside irb and pry.
    Stu, Jun 1, 2011
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    Avdi Grimm Guest

    Emacs, as always. These days I also toss RubyMine into the mix for its
    refactoring, Cucumber support, and project indexing. I set up a
    keybinding to open files in Emacs for serious editing.
    Avdi Grimm, Jun 1, 2011
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    Chris Kottom Guest

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    I do everything in the terminal - usually a Screen session with windows for
    bash, Emacs, rails console, and rails server. Back when I used IDEs, I
    started with Eclipse + Aptana and later NetBeans, which was actually quite
    good, but I would say I'm many times faster now using simpler tools than I
    ever was with an integrated package.
    Chris Kottom, Jun 1, 2011
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    Janus is sometimes described as being textmate for vim:
    Steve Klabnik, Jun 3, 2011
  13. OMG! Developing finally becomes real fun again. Thank you so much! It
    really speeds up developing, especially since I switched to the common
    two spaces for a tab now (my eyes are trained to four spaces) it saves
    my a lot time. Again, thanks for the hint!

    - Markus
    Markus Fischer, Jun 19, 2011
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