Eating our own dog food. With pleasure!

Hello everyone,

During this week we were trying our best to figure out what it’s like being on the other side of the fence!

These days all the members of RubyMine team devoted themselves to development with RubyMine 5.4.2. As a result we’ve got an application that manages our internal library. It has a back-end part that handles the data related to employees and books available for reading at the moment, Web interface that allows users to request and reserve books and an iPhone app as well to make the reservations easier. Now we have a tool that manages the library, and what’s more and more important is that our issue tracker has been filled with a bunch of bug reports and, of course, usability problems that we experienced while coding with Ruby, Rails and RubyMotion.

This was the second attempt to walk in your shoes and it was an eye-opening experience, as it was at the first time as well, and we’ll definitely do it again. We’re going to analyze all the issues we’ve found and rework our development plans according to them. Stay tuned!


Develop with pleasure!
JetBrains RubyMine Team

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6 Responses to Eating our own dog food. With pleasure!

  1. Fabio says:

    Great, but please redesign application icon.
    ;)

  2. I’m really glad to hear that the RubyMine team has sprints where they use their own tool. Even though you’ve got a great product, it is guaranteed that you will make your product even better if you use it on a regular basis. Often it will be the small things you do (through discovering minor annoyances in using the software on a daily basis) that will have the biggest happiness factor for us.

    I know in our work we love the code inspection aspects of RubyMine. If your team ever decides to build additional plugins consider a plugin that extends inspections to include Brakeman,Metric-Fu and Rails-Best-Practices. Brakeman inspections inside RubyMine would add an incredible amount of value.

    Keep up the great work!

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  4. Steve Martin says:

    You guys have only used your product twice?

    Seriously?

    No wonder it has so many missing functionality.

    Eat your dog food every single day!

    • Dennis Ushakov says:

      That’s not quite correct. We’re using it for our side-projects and during features development/testing. This is second time we’ve organised event when whole our team spent 100% of work time in RubyMine working on a Rails+RubyMotion project.
      Are you missing any features particularly?

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