Looking back at the history of Ruby and Rails, we can’t help but highlight 2006 – the year IntelliJ IDEA Ruby Plugin was released and the first RailsConf took place in Chicago. Now, ten years later, we’re excited that the RailsConf 2016 is about to begin.
The RubyMine team has visited RailsConf each and every year since 2010, and always got back from it inspired and full of new ideas for RubyMine, all thanks to the incredible Ruby community!
Nowadays, some say that Ruby and Rails are on the decline and the community is not as active as it used to be. Is this really true? Let’s find the answer together!
Take Part in a Ruby Community Survey
We want to ask you, Ruby developers all over the world: Do you agree that Ruby and Rails are not trendy any more? Please follow this page with three simple questions to help us find the answer. By answering, you also get a chance to win one of the Amazon certificates worth 75$ as we’re going to compliment the most interesting answers.
Meet Us at RailsConf 2016
You’re most welcome to join us at the JetBrains booth to discuss the topic, ask any questions on RubyMine, have a demo, or have a chat over a cup of coffee during the break! We will also be wearing our JetBrains Team T-shirts so you can easily find us around the show.
As of today we start the final countdown for RubyMine 2016.1 release. Please welcome RubyMine 2016.1 Release Candidate (build 145.596) that you can now download and try. If you have a previous Beta build (145.256) installed, you should soon get a notification in the IDE about a patch update.
Hi Marcin, Robert, thank you for taking the time to speak with us. I believe all Rails developers interested in React.js already know you, but for those who don’t, can you tell us a bit about yourselves?
Robert: Yo! A few years ago I was disappointed by Rails speed in development mode so I wrote the active_reload library. It was later incorporated in Rails 3.2 so everyone benefits from it every day. I blog regularly about Ruby, Rails and React.js and some of those posts have thousands of readers every month
We’re entering the homestretch and getting ready for the next major RubyMine 2016.1 release with Beta build 145.256, which you can learn more about and download from our website.
You are probably wondering why we’re using 2016.1 version number instead of 8.5. With the recent move to the subscription model, we planned to release more often and move away from the major/minor versioning scheme, focusing on continuously delivering value independent of versioning. In addition, we want to align the versioning and releases timetables of all products that comprise JetBrains Toolbox. So these are the two reasons for the versioning change from 8.5 to 2016.1. To find out more about this, please check this post in our company blog.
At any rate, this build is focused on the bug fixes and improvements in the recently added features. The full list of issues addressed in this build is available in the release notes.
We are looking forward to getting your feedback in our issue tracker. If you have the previous EAP build (145.184) installed, you should soon get a notification in the IDE about a patch update. To get notifications of new EAP builds as they become available, subscribe to the EAP channel in Preferences | Appearance & Behavior | System Settings | Updates.
Let’s start with the big new thing, a framework for handling WebSockets called Action Cable. Though the work on the feature is still in process, we have already added the main support, which we want to describe in more detail.
We hope you had great holidays, got inspired and are now ready for the new year’s challenges, adventures, and more ideas and magic.
We on the RubyMine team are happy to start this year by opening the Early Access Program for the next RubyMine 8.5. You’re welcome to download RubyMine 8.5 EAP (build 144.2925) and try it. You can install it side by side with RubyMine 8; no active subscription is required.
A lot of your feedback on RubyMine 8 was about focusing even more on Ruby and Rails and polishing the key IDE features. So for the next release we’re working on even better code insight, new refactorings, and more for Rails and Ruby. As we want to make our development process more transparent and share with you our progress on the new IDE features, with this program we are going to publish new builds weekly.
As you probably know Ruby 2.3 was recently released so it was only natural to include Ruby 2.3 support as the first RubyMine 8.5 feature. Here are some more details on that.