Thursday, January 27, 2011

NetBeans Drops Support for Ruby and Rails

The NetBeans team has, unfortunately, decided to remove Ruby and Rails support from the NetBeans IDE:

After thorough consideration, we have taken the difficult step to discontinue support for Ruby on Rails in the NetBeans IDE.
As of January 27, the Ruby on Rails module will be gone from development builds of NetBeans IDE 7.0.
NetBeans has served me well for larger projects over the years, and NetBeans 6.9.1 retains its existing support for Ruby and Rails. But perhaps it's time to start considering Ruby IDE alternatives, and I'm open to suggestions.

13 comments:

Kewball said...

I like Rubymine from Jetbrains, even though I've been using vi(m) more or less continuously since 1983.

Patrik said...

checkout redcar

le_fnord said...

you don't need an IDE, you need an intelligent editor, like (X)Emacs, VI, TextMate ...
and the knowledge how to develop, that's all,
an IDE is like a cage for your brain

Anonymous said...

I like Komodo and is free

Robert said...

I suggest Kate, the KDE Advanced Text Editor. It is available for windows, too. (KDE on Windows project).

Anonymous said...

after that news i'm migrating to rubymine... and it's really nice, i just have to find out how to customize some that that i don't like (as netbeans has), i tried others, but for now rubymine is the best one

Elia said...

+1 for redcar, I didn't tried it on windows (where usually I go with e-texteditor or notepad++) but on osx now is usable and the fact that it's written in ruby it's awesome!

paxer said...

Rubymine from Jetbrains is the best

pjfitzgibbons said...

+1 RubyMine
Pros :
* JetBrains IntelliJ backing... years and years of developent, somewhat on the order of NetBeans and Eclipse/Aptana
* Excellent code-formatter. This is the single differentiator between IDEs for Ruby. Most IDEs support all the features you think are necessary, even Emacs/Vi(m). What they lack or don't do well is code-formatting. RubyMine's is excellent and quite configuratble.

Cons:
* Java footprint quite large. My instance has been running (along with the computer) for about 9 days (continuously, w/ daily machine-sleep) and is currently consuming read/virt ram at 290mb/810mb.
* Fumbles library-integration sometimes (gems missing from "profile") Integration w/ RVM, Bundler is supported and has some minor issues.
* Spins sometimes on project file-indexing. This has improved greatly in the last update.

Try it out, has been very good for my dev group.

Christian said...

I think you will love RubyMine, becouse you come from a IDE. but if you like Text editors, TextMate is Awesome.

Ernest said...

I tried over the past months almost every tool mentioned above (except Aptana Radrails), and for me, nothing comes close to NB (yet). I am going to stick to 6.9.1 for a while...

Terry S said...

That's one loyal Netbeans user lost.

On the strength of this, I just bought Rubymine (only £23 ($29?)) right now

kaimagpie said...

I must have evaluated about 20 to 30 editors/IDEs. I bought WeBuilder 2011 because of its multiple PC license & special deal. The 2nd choice buy was phpDesigner which I declined. However for versatile printing I revert to using Max HTML Beauty (free). For ease of making my own color highlights, I use ConText (free). For ultra-fast file opening even on slow PC I use both Crimson (free) and Notepad++ (free).
I remember using NetBeans for months & still miss some of its features, BUT it tooks ages to load and frequently become the most sluggish program I use. It was cheaper to buy a decent editor than upgrade the PC.