RubyMine is by far the most intelligent Ruby and Rails IDE on the market. Some of the features:
- Runs on Windows, Mac OS X or Linux
- Intelligent Ruby Editor with completion, code snippets and automatic refactorings On-the-fly code analysis throughout the project tree with type inference and quick-fixes
- Rails Models Diagram, Rails Project View and other specialized project/file views for faster overview & navigation
- RSpec, Cucumber, Shoulda, MiniTest & Test::Unit coding assistance and GUI-based test runner
- iOS development with RubyMotion
- Web Development with all Ruby on Rails framework versions from 2.x to 4.x
- Cutting-edge Ruby development stack support: Bundler, RVM, rbenv, pik, etc.
- Zen coding snippets for productive HTML/CSS authoring
- Ruby Debugger: Ruby/Rails applications and tests debugging in a easy-to-use interface even in Windows
- Git, Subversion, Mercurial, Perforce and CVS integration with a unified UI
- Diff, merge, history views and changelists for every supported VCS
- Bundled Textmate, NetBeans, Eclipse & Emacs keyboard schemes, plus Vi/Vim emulation plugin
- It’s not always free. Being free for OSS projects and classrooms, they charge between $199 and $29 for a new license. Renewals are much cheaper, though.
- You’re obviously a Rubist, you might find the fact it is written in Java as downside (I hope you won’t).
- Some bugs here and there (nothing critical and they are getting fixed fast once reported).
- Go to the RubyMine web site https://jetbrains.com/ruby/download , current version is 7.1 (04/29/15).
- Download the GZ zipped file.
- Unzip it using whatever tool is your favorite unzipper.
- Locate the BIN directory and run the script in a Terminal window named:
This will do a complete install. default configuration settings and create a RubyMine shortcut on your Ubuntu desktop.