RubyMine is a comprehensive and effective Ruby and Rails IDE especially designed for developers who need to create a convenient environment for productive Web development.
Thanks to its wide range of essential tools and editors, the application helps you to be faster and more productive, as well as run console, Rake tasks and Rails applications via Zeus.
Additionally, you are able to open all the projects you’re working on in one IDE instance, search for specific classes, files or even IDE settings, quickly navigate to any folder in your project, run scripts and apps without leaving the IDE and debug your projects instantly.
Automatic step-by-step configurations
Once you launch RubyMine for the first time, you are able to set the working directory where all the necessary settings and projects will be saved. After that, you are suggested to choose the keymap and the color scheme you are interested in.
Considering that you had RubyMine installed on your computer, from the beginning you are provided with the option of importing all the settings from the previous version or from a specific directory location. This is a reliable feature that comes in handy for users who customized the IDE settings (such as keyboard shortcuts or editor behavior).
A streamlined and user-friendly interface
The application displays a ‘Welcome’ screen from where you can choose the option that best suits your needs. You can either create a new project or simply open an existing one and resume your work. In case you are working with multiple projects at the same time, closing a project results in exiting the program’s window in which it was running, except for the last one.
After creating a new project, you are able to insert new Ruby classes, HTML files or TestUnit Test templates. You will surely notice that each option will automatically fulfill the default file with basic scripts. For instance, if you want to open a new HTML file, the main window will display 'html', 'head' and 'body' tags, for a better starting.
Multiple projects support and useful navigation options
RubyMine enables you to open all the projects you are currently working on in one IDE instance. This way, you can easily manage and organize each class, diagram and file the way you want.
What’s more, it enables you to quickly navigate to any folder you want in your project, using the ‘Navigate to File’ action. On this manner, you are able to become more efficient.
Become productive and fail-proof with the help of testing and Version Control integration
Considering that it is a straightforward and complete IDE, RubyMine brings dedicated RoR project structure views and allows you to quickly debug and test your scripts within seconds.
Furthermore, you are able to preview all the changes in-line with the code, view revision history for a specific folder, commit the entire project with conflict notifications, as well as rollback the modifications.
A comprehensive Ruby and Rails IDE
To wrap it up, RubyMine proves to be a steady and effective solution when it comes to developing multiple projects using one IDE instance, as well as designing Web applications with ease, regardless of their complexity.