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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Vim Emulation in RubyMine

Hello everyone,

Click to view the demo

During the RailsConf conference a lot of people came by our booth, and there were a lot of Vim-users among them. It wasn’t a surprise for me as soon as I profess Vim religion as well. Inspired by all the visitors I decided to make a short demo to let everyone know that there’s no need to choose between these two alternatives – IDE and Vim. Just get the best of two worlds with IdeaVim plugin!

You can also add your feature requests to http://youtrack.jetbrains.com/issues/VIM and follow @IdeaVim.


Develop with pleasure!
JetBrains RubyMine Team

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RubyMine 5.4.2 is Out

Hello everyone,

Today we celebrate the billionth build of RubyMine Ichii! In a binary system of course :) So we decided it is a good sign to let the build 129.512 become the new RubyMine 5.4.2 version. Please welcome all the new fixes with RubyMotion 2.0 support for iOS apps among the major ones.

Use ‘Check for updates’ from RubyMine’s main menu to install the update without re-downloading. You can also download the new version from RubyMine web site.


We’re working on RubyMotion support for OS X apps as well, it is coming soon. Please stay tuned!


Develop with pleasure!
JetBrains RubyMine Team

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RailsConf 2013 Winners of RubyMine License Raffle

Hello everyone,

RailsConf 2013 was great and hopefully all the attendees have got a boost of energy as our team has. We’re still under impression and analyzing all the feedback. Thanks for everyone who came to our booth and talked to the team!

And finally we’re ready to announce the 10 lucky personal license winners. Applicants’ names were gotten from our booth attendees’ name tags and from the contacts left on the tablet. As a Fortune representative there was a simple RubyMotion app that randomly chose the following names:

  • Angelko Krstanovic
  • Bill Chi
  • Chenoa Siegenthaler
  • David Rhinehart
  • Jim Nanney
  • Lindsay Gspandl
  • Marcus Morrison
  • Mark Laidlaw
  • Paul Solomon
  • Stephan Morgan

We heartily congratulate you all!

A personal message will be sent to each of the winners with the details on how to obtain the license. If you see your name above and you do not get any e-mails during the day, ping us here in the comments.


Develop with pleasure!
JetBrains RubyMine Team

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RubyMine 5.4.1: Get the Hot Fixes with the Hot Prices!

Hello everyone,

We’ve just made available the fresh RubyMine 5.4.1!

A number of issues were submitted as a feedback for RubyMine 5.4 and we’ve fixed the most annoying ones. For example, help on Mac OS X is now working well; you can see the location of a textmate bundle in the Settings; parameters are completed properly for RubyMotion apps; etc. Please take a look on the full list of fixes.

Use ‘Check for updates’ from RubyMine’s main menu to install the update without re-downloading. You can also download the new version from RubyMine web site.


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Hurry up to get up to 50% OFF personal licenses for RubyMine and other JetBrains products.
The sale ends on April 22nd.
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Develop with pleasure!
JetBrains RubyMine Team

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RubyMine 5.4 is Here and Ready for Rails 4

Hello everyone,

We did it! RubyMine 5.4 is officially available for download.

We share the community’s excitement about the upcoming Rails 4 final release. Cause of that we are ready to share the next lot of features only two months after the release of RubyMine 5. And first of all, we’ve made sure that RubyMine 5.4 supports the newest framework features.

The other key changes in RubyMine 5.4 include:

  • Debugging on device is now available for RubyMotion apps.
  • Emmet abbreviations are now supported for faster HTML & CSS coding.
  • CoffeeScript debugger can now be run for non-Rails apps with a help of Node.js.
  • REST Client plugin is now bundled in the IDE.
  • Nailgun support helps you be more efficient with JRuby.

In addition, RubyMine 5.4 brings a number of improvements to the new dark color scheme Darcula; extended support for remote interpreters and Ruby 2.0; and more. Read more about what’s new and download RubyMine 5.4.

Note that RubyMine 5.4 is a free update for everyone who purchased their RubyMine license after April 11, 2012. Learn more about RubyMine 5.4 pricing.

We would like to thank all of you, who have voted for issues, submitted features requests and have been trying RubyMine during the Early Access Program. We always appreciate your feedback!

And as usual, a 30-day trial is available if you want to try RubyMine as your new Ruby on Rails IDE.

Develop with pleasure!
JetBrains RubyMine Team

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RubyMine 5.4 RC: RubyMotion Debug on Device

Hello everyone,

RubyMine 5.4 release candidate is ready! The only one feature was missed for the full RubyMotion support in RubyMine – the ability to debug not only on simulator, but directly on device. And now, with the last RubyMotion update and RubyMine 5.4, it becomes available.

Please download RC build from our EAP page. You can take a look at the latest changes in release notes.

Please stay tuned at these last days before the release. Your feedback is very welcome as always.


Develop with pleasure!
JetBrains RubyMine Team

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RubyMine 5.4 Beta is Available for Download!

Hello everyone,

Do you believe in a magic of numbers? April, the 4th month of the year, came. The new version of Rails, the 4th one, is almost there. So let the number 4 be the lucky one for the RubyMine Ichii. We’re glad to let you know that RubyMine 5.4 Beta is available for download.

During the Early Access Program we were cleaning and polishing the new features. RubyMine 5.4 includes the following changes you can already try:

  • The newest Rails 4 framework features are supported.
  • Emmet abbreviations supported for faster HTML & CSS coding.
  • CoffeeScript debugger can now be run for non-Rails apps with a help of Node.js.
  • REST Client plugin is now bundled in the IDE.
  • Nailgun support helps to be more efficient with JRuby.

Please take a look on the list of fixes and try RubyMine 5.4. Entering the home stretch we want your feedback so much!


Develop with pleasure!
JetBrains RubyMine Team

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RubyMine Ichii Early Access is Open

Hello everyone,

Less then two months have passed since RubyMine 5 was released. Hopefully you have tried it and hopefully you like it. But the life goes on and we don’t want to lag behind, so we’ve decided to make the next RubyMine release shortly. Today we’re glad to announce the RubyMine Ichii EAP! By the way, ’Ichii’ is Japanese for yew (a kind of tree), in line with our codenaming tradition.

First of all we’re excited with Rails 4 final release coming soon. So RubyMine now supports the new framework features.

Web-developers might be glad to know Emmet abbreviations are now supported for faster HTML & CSS coding as well as CoffeeScript debugger can now be run for non-Rails apps with a help of Node.js.

Those who prefer JRuby now can be more efficient with Nailgun support.

Please take a look at the release notes and try RubyMine Ichii. As usual, we want your feedback!


Develop with pleasure!
JetBrains RubyMine Team

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Welcome Spring with RubyMine 5.0.2

Hello everyone,

With the first days of March, with new hopes and dreams, the new spring came. Keeping in mind the spring is a time for renewal we’ve updated our Ruby and Rails IDE – welcome RubyMine 5.0.2.

Several nasty issues reported by you were fixed. See the full list of fixes and use “Check for Updates…” to download and install the update as a patch to your existing installation. You can also download RubyMine 5.0.2 from our website.


Develop with pleasure!
JetBrains RubyMine Team

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