I just started to learn Ruby and Ruby on Rails, and, as I read somewhere, most Ruby/RoR developers don't like IDEs to do their work.
Curious, I tried to use some IDEs, like IntelliJ, Netbeans and others… and really, it just slow you. A good text editor is incredible better. For example, in my VIm config, I could simply type
def[TAB] and VIm create for me:
def method end
method already selected. So, I type the name, parameters, press
[TAB] again, and I inside the method, then I just write it. It's really good. Also, Gedit have the same functionality, but, with the
GMate is a set of plugins that try to ‘transform’ gedit in a ' textmate for linux’.
The installation is pretty simple:
$ git clone git://github.com/gmate/gmate.git cd gmate ./install.sh
Then close and open your Gedit, go to settings, and take a look at themes and plugins. About themes, I strongly recommend Molokai. For me, this is the best theme ever.
This ‘vimfiles’ project is nothing more than a lot of plugins and some hacks in vimrc file, plus some themes, like Monokai (I already said thats the best theme ever!).
The installation is a little more complex than GMate, but, is not like build a Boing-747 :)
Just follow these steps:
$ git clone git://github.com/caarlos0/vimfiles.git ~/.vim
$ vim ~/.vimrc
With the following content:
source ~/.vim/vimrc colorscheme molokai
Then save and exit;
$ cd ~/.vim $ git submodule update --init
Done. Now, do your own tests and made your choice. I prefer VIm :)