In the fall 2012 we announced that RubyMine supported RubyMotion, an amazing toolset for building native iOS apps with Ruby. Since then RubyMotion has started supporting OS X, watchOS, and Android, while RubyMine has become a full-featured RubyMotion IDE with smart code completion, testing and debugging features on board.
Today we can proudly announce the start of a new era for both RubyMotion and RubyMine. With the version 4.0, RubyMotion now has a free starter edition!
The RubyMotion support in RubyMine has been extracted into a plugin that is now available on GitHub under the Open Source license. The RubyMotion team has agreed to help with maintaining the plugin and ensuring that RubyMine is able to make use of all existing and future RubyMotion features, so we hope these efforts make RubyMotion even more attractive for Ruby developers and help RubyMine to stay on the cutting edge.
Our teams have been partners from the very beginning, helping each other make both products better. We are very thankful to the RubyMotion team for this long-term collaboration that now seems to be a good friendship. We have also sponsored RubyMotion #inspect annual conference and had our talks there every year. Now both companies have agreed to start a series of collaborative efforts in order to better promote our products. Stay tuned and look for a RubyMotion tag in our blog!
Can you believe that the first Monday of this September is already here? The seasons are changing but we are staying on track with the Early Access Program – please welcome the next RubyMine Kusunoki build 142.4465.
At the conference we will have a JetBrains booth and will be happy to show you RubyMine and WebStorm demos, answer any questions you have in mind, share useful tips & tricks and latest product news.
We also would like to invite you to our workshop with Ekaterina Prigara and Tatiana Vasilyeva Thursday, September 3rd, 11:30.
Power Up Your Development with RubyMine/WebStorm
This workshop will show you how to achieve a streamlined development workflow in RubyMine and WebStorm. We’re going to create a simple web app from scratch using Ruby, Rails and React so you can try handy IDE features like coding assistance, refactorings and integration with development tools on the fly. No matter what code editor you use, join us on this journey to productivity – whether to give these IDEs a first try or to learn new productivity features.
Develop with pleasure!
JetBrains RubyMine and WebStorm Teams
August is coming to its end and we seem to have returned from the magic land of summer. We hope all of you had a lot of adventures, great weekends and had a rest so now you are prepared for the fall just like we are. This fall is going to bring us new challenges and new joy and it is definitely going to deliver the next major RubyMine version!
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 every Monday. You can try some of the new features months before the public release, and hopefully provide your valuable feedback that will help us improve the IDE for you. The EAP builds are free and can be installed side-by-side with your stable version of RubyMine.
For the next major release, we are focusing mostly on improving the core Ruby and Rails development support features: performance, debugger, refactorings, code formatter, etc. You are more than welcome to take a look at the RubyMine Kusunoki roadmap and share your feature requests and thoughts here in the comments or in our issue tracker.
With this blog post we also begin a series of posts about new RubyMine features, and today we want to share the latest news about the gem management and new Bundler features you can already try.
These days we’re at the RubyMotion #inspect 2015 and we seem to have some conference-driven development going on here! While preparing for a demo during the conference, we found and immediately fixed some crucial bugs in the RubyMotion integration module. So please welcome RubyMine 7.1.4 with fixes for debugging on a device and for quick documentation. In addition, we now support the most recent iOS 8.4 and Xcode 6.4 that were released on Tuesday.
The full list of fixed issues can be found in the release notes. As usual, a patch update is available from RubyMine 7.1.3. If you’re using a different RubyMine version, please download and install RubyMine 7.1.4 from our website.
One more update for version 7.1 is now available for you. In RubyMine 7.1.3 we’ve addressed a number of known issues and performance problems, including performance issues in RubyMotion apps. The full list of fixed issues can be found in the release notes.
Our colleagues on the PhpStorm team have also added a new feature called Remote edit. It allows files to be opened from the remote host (such as FTP, SFTP or FTPS) and edited in the IDE, without adding/downloading them to your local project. Read more about that in the PhpStorm blog.
As usual, a patch update is available from RubyMine 7.1.2. If you’re using a different RubyMine version, please download and install RubyMine 7.1.3 from our website.
Rails refactoring guru Andrzej Krzywda shares his experience and best practices during this session. Andrzej shows how to apply typical refactoring recipes to put your code in order, with examples of service objects and other patterns, all using RubyMine refactorings extended with custom shortcuts:
“In almost all cases, I’m opposed to setting aside time for refactoring. In my view, refactoring is not an activity you set aside time to do. Refactoring is something you do all the time in little bursts.”
― Martin Fowler, Refactoring: Improving the Design of Existing Code
Nowadays refactoring is an essential part of most developers’ lives. Ruby developers are not an exception. Knowing this we’ve always focused on refactoring tools in RubyMine. I can’t think of a major IDE update that didn’t bring some improvements for refactoring features. However, many of our users are unaware of some of these useful features. To sort this out, we’ve asked Andrzej Krzywda, a Rails refactoring guru, to share his experience and best practices.