RUBY IDEs?

All,

I just started using Ruby this week. Thanks for all the great info I’ve already
seen on this list!

Are there any “must-haves” for Ruby? Modules, IDEs, etc?

For example, I saw this in a previous post.
http://www.rubyide.org/cgi-bin/wiki.pl?HomePage

Thanks again!

Christopher J. Meisenzahl CPS, CSTE
Senior Software Testing Consultant
Spherion
christopher.j.meisenzahl@citicorp.com

Are there any “must-haves” for Ruby? Modules, IDEs, etc?
:slight_smile: depends on what you call “must-have”.
Depends on what you like doing.

IDEs:
I code mostly in emacs and some others in vi(m),
but if you are into big IDEs there is:

I think it is a question of taste and how much you automate.
The thing I like about emacs or gvim is that I can tell it
exactly what todo – but probably you can do that with
most others … if only you know how.

I think it is worth your time to look at one editor, say emacs
and force yourself to use it and look up the commands for
one week. You will get very quick and do all from the keyboard
and hardly use the mouse at all.

for "must have"modeles, etc. simply look at:
http://www.ruby-lang.org/en/raa.html

Have fun,
A

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For example, I saw this in a previous post.
http://www.rubyide.org/cgi-bin/wiki.pl?HomePage

Thanks again!

Christopher J. Meisenzahl CPS, CSTE
Senior Software Testing Consultant
Spherion
christopher.j.meisenzahl@citicorp.com


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I would be much less happy without IRB. It probably came with your
installation, but still it’s worth getting in the habit of using.

That, and a good syntax/macro package for your editor (there are some on
RAA), are the basics, I’d say.

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christopher.j.meisenzahl@citicorp.com wrote:

All,

I just started using Ruby this week. Thanks for all the great info I’ve already
seen on this list!

Are there any “must-haves” for Ruby? Modules, IDEs, etc?

Are there any “must-haves” for Ruby? Modules, IDEs, etc?

I think that some of the ‘must-haves’ are:

  • ‘ri’ and/or Ruby in a nutshell by `matz’ (reference guides)

  • Programming Ruby, by Dave Thomas & Andy Hunt (a book to begin with)

  • The Ruby Way, by Hal Fulton (advanced topics)

All of them are excellent resources which worths a lot more than their
cost (some of them are free, btw).

W.

PS: Maybe you can consider “Ruby Developer’s Guide” too … but I can’t
tell anything more specific about it - I didn’t opened that one, yet.
Still enjoying ‘The Ruby Way’ … :slight_smile:

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