I would like to know if you think that IDE is needed for ROR development. It seems to me like IDE, and xxxSenese i spoiling the experience. When I use netbeans and autocompletion... it's .NET all over again :)
What do you think?
hmm, I guess for people coming from .NET and Java, having an IDE helps them smooth the transition over to Rails.
but quite frankly, I don't miss auto-completion or a heavy IDE. I use textmate and i'm quite happy with it.
I am not big fan of IDE's primarily it eat's up my cpu memory and I am quite happy with the ruby console and also textmate makes it handy :)
I'm working with Rails more than one year and using NetbEans IDE, which has great support: svn, git, refactoring, gems maintain, dock-undock windows of IDE. So, this is useful and helpful development environment.
I am working with rails for about 2 years and I've never used an IDE. Emacs and TextMate are more then enough.
I am a TextMate + cmd line fan. Like someone was saying the other day at QCon, by the time a language/platform has an IDE, it's probably time to move on.
I don't think an IDE is needed, but they can be helpful. I myself use a combination of TextMate, GitX or Syncro (SVN), terminal, and MySQL query browser (or Postgres). I've played with NetBeans, Aptana and RubyMine. I always find though at some point they get into my way. I think these IDEs would be ideal if you're on a Windows or Unix/Linux system, but they still are missing something in terms of the experience on Mac OS X. I find myself having to wrestle with the configurations and the text render just isn't as crisp as TextMate. When I'm staring at code all day - readability is important. It is nice though having your SCM, code, db, and console all in one app though.
Hmmmm, I am also agreed with others.
I am working on ROR from more than 2 years and I also never used any IDE. If you are working on Mac. you have TextMate- the ultimate player. If you are working on linux- emacs and gedit are very good. Now, good news for windows players as well they can use e-text editor[copy of textmate for windows], Notepad++ for development.
For being a rails developer I don't think that i need any IDE help for svn, git or gem maintenance etc........
Hey, i did't know that you don't get mail when someone comments on your post in this forum :) So basicly I am on to something when I say that IDE is not bringing extra value to ROR development. I am messing with gEdit myself and I find it quite ok. I didn't try TextMate so I don't know what I am missing. But for me there is something cool in just typing stuff out of your head, and not autocompleting all the time....