What IDE would you recommend I use on Linux?

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What IDE would you recommend I use on Linux?

Post icon  Posted 15 February 2011 - 03:14 PM

I'm reading through the Pickaxe book introduction area and I'm wondering what IDE you guys would recommend I use when programming in Ruby.

I'm coming a Visual Studio 2010 background so something like Vim is a no-no.
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Re: What IDE would you recommend I use on Linux?

Posted 15 February 2011 - 03:23 PM

I love love love Rubymine from Jetbrains. http://www.jetbrains.../buy/?fromIndex
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Posted 15 February 2011 - 03:25 PM

Well Ruby is a script so for any script language you can use your favorite text editor. I am not sure anyone needs a full blown IDE, but you can certainly use ones like Aptana, Netbeans or Vim (I don't know why coming from VS would mean Vim is a no no... obviously if you are moving to Linux development from Windows they would say that is a no no).

Up to whatever is comfortable for you really. :)


Edit: And yeah I hear Rubymine is good too.

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Posted 15 February 2011 - 03:27 PM

You're coming from a Visual Studio. So what ? You are lazy and don't want to learn something new (vim, emacs, redcar) ? If you have that kind of thinking Ruby is not for you.
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Re: What IDE would you recommend I use on Linux?

Posted 15 February 2011 - 03:43 PM

Because the last time I tried to use Vim I wanted to shove a rusty fork into my left ear canal. Not my cup of tea at all. I'll into Rubymine, seems solid! Thank you for the recomendations, it works on Linux right?

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Well Ruby is a script so for any script language you can use your favorite text editor. I am not sure anyone needs a full blown IDE, but you can certainly use ones like Aptana, Netbeans or Vim (I don't know why coming from VS would mean Vim is a no no... obviously if you are moving to Linux development from Windows they would say that is a no no).

Up to whatever is comfortable for you really. :)


Edit: And yeah I hear Rubymine is good too.


Python is a scripted language as well, but I enjoyed using Komodo Edit with it. I just like good robust environments that come out of the box instead of tweaking things for 6 days like I had to do on Vim.
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Posted 15 February 2011 - 03:49 PM

Be wary about NetBeans here. Starting in version 7.0, NetBeans no longer supports Ruby and Rails.
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Posted 15 February 2011 - 03:53 PM

Yeah I just saw that on their website. It makes sense for them to redirect their efforts to places their users need most. It's a shame though, Netbeans is pretty sweet and my go-to when writing Java.

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Posted 15 February 2011 - 03:56 PM

Eclipse is what I use for everything. I do believe it has a plugin for Ruby....
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Posted 15 February 2011 - 03:57 PM

I don't understand it b/c of JRuby, which runs on the JVM. Doesn't make sense to stop supporting it. Hopefully someone will pick up the slack here.
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Posted 15 February 2011 - 04:03 PM

The biggest, probably most well polished, everything but the kitchen sink IDE for Linux is Eclipse. While primarily Java, it has plugins for almost everything, including Ruby.

If you're looking for something comparable to Visual Studio; I'm afraid you're out of luck. Microsoft puts a tremendous amount of effort into their developer tools and it shows. Their audience is newbie developers; catch em while they're young. While experienced programmers enjoy such toys, they don't require them. Maybe even distrust them. Some, as you may of noticed, mock those who prefer them.

I answer nearly all questions on this board from Linux using SciTE and the appropriate command line call. Any highlighting text editor will do; I just like that one. I've used and dismissed most Linux IDEs. On Windows, I'll take the Visual Studio, though.
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Posted 15 February 2011 - 04:04 PM

I just found this using The Google:

http://www.aptana.co...oducts/radrails

I've used Aptana Studio before for web design, so the transition would be incredibly simple. Anyone used it before?

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Posted 15 February 2011 - 04:05 PM

Aptana is a standalone version of Eclipse. It can also be a plug-in.
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Posted 15 February 2011 - 04:34 PM

I still haven't met rubyist using Eclipse. Big, heavy and bloated for Ruby development. I've tried RubyMine, I'm not big fan of shiny IDEs but that's the IDE I should recommend. Anything else is compromise.

And if it takes 6 days to configure simple text editor, your approach is wrong. I have a git repo which I clone on every computer I use. It's that simple.

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Posted 15 February 2011 - 04:36 PM

Ok, ok. I've read a lot of material on the subject and I guess I'll take the plunge. I'm going to learn both Vim and Ruby on Linux.

I'm going to force myself to learn Vim and with it a completely foreign language. Why not? I'm not learning Ruby to get paid so this is entirely on my time and hell, I think it's time I test the waters outside of Visual Studio.

Baavgai, you're a pretty solid programmer and you've been giving me advice since 2008! Where would you recommend I start learning Vim? I mean, I've tried using it once before but I couldn't even type anything into it. It was...unique.

Thanks a lot for all your suggestions guys, this is getting pretty exciting. Leave the world of the .NET poco objects behind for a bit. :P
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Posted 15 February 2011 - 04:41 PM

Dude, don't get me wrong. No one is forcing you to learn vim. I just ask you to play a little bit. Play with vim, play with emacs, play with redcar, play with gedit or kate, Apatana or RubyMine. You have to know your options and choose the one you feel most comfortable with.
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