RoR on IDE for Beginner

Hey,

According to me you should not use any IDE. Instead if you are ubuntu
you can use gedit with its plugins for autocomplete and indentation
etc...

Hey,

According to me you should not use any IDE. Instead if you are ubuntu
you can use gedit with its plugins for autocomplete and indentation
etc...

I like jEdit for the editor, with its excellent project viewer plugin
and code parsing with sidekick.

Colin

Emacs, baby, all the way! :slight_smile:

I’ve used :

  • Sublime Text 2 - Wonderful editor, still my favorite. Fast, light and great customization. By default it won’t complete your code which is great while learning a language.
  • Rubymine - We use this at work. It’s nice, bit sluggish but it has great code completion and with keybindings you can jump to method definitions really easily. Great if you want to see what’s going on in Rails internals.
  • vim - I am not a power vim user, but if you get to that level this is probably the best editor. I’ve never seen more productive developers than those that use this thing. It’s awesome.
  • Geany (linux) - Great little editor that will have a lot of functionality of sublime out of the box if you need something on the cheap.
  • TextWrangler(mac) - Fast and light. Not nearly as many features as sublime text but wonderful still the same.
  • Aptana - This was alright, slow and not my favorite.
    I’ve used others but those are the ones I can remember. Honestly the top two are my favorites.

You can add sublime packages for almost anything including code completion.