What’s mining: Rails console

Eugene Toporov

Just yesterday a new feature became available in RubyMine: the Rails console.

Now you can use the console for whatever you got used to.

Open it with Run | Run Rails console…, select the environment you want to use

and do what you need:

The console provides syntax highlighting, commands history using Up/Down arrow buttons,
And you can configure the console colors in Settings | Editor | Colors & Fonts | Ruby Console.

The feature will be available in the nearest public build of RubyMine.

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7 Responses to What’s mining: Rails console

  1. JetBrains RubyMine Blog » Blog Archive » RubyMine EAP build 802 says:

    March 27, 2009

    […] JetBrains RubyMine Blog JetBrains RubyMine – Ruby on Rails IDE with IntelliJ reputation Community RubyMine Home « What’s mining: Rails console […]

  2. zlu says:

    March 30, 2009


  3. JetBrains RubyMine Blog » Blog Archive » What’s mining: IRB console, IDE Voice control, and more says:

    April 1, 2009

    […] We wrote about the Rails console recently and it is already available in the latest EAP build. With the next build RubyMine will […]

  4. Arnon says:

    April 3, 2009

    I am using IDEA with the Ruby plugin (226725 – the latest version right now). i don’t see the rails console. Is this going to be available only on RubyMine, or is it going to be introduced into the plugin soon? Also, I know that the project setup and configuration UI is quite different between the two, are there any other significant differences planned between the plugin version and RubyMine?

  5. Roman Chernyatchik says:

    April 3, 2009

    Hi Arnon,

    >or is it going to be introduced into the plugin soon?
    Yes, sure! Rails and IRB consoles support required adding some new IDEA API so the plugin will work only with next IDEA EAP and we are planning to update it after releasing the EAP.
    (see http://www.jetbrains.net/devnet/thread/280824?tstart=0)

    > between the plugin version and RubyMine?
    Yes, in RubyMine we try to simplify IDEA UI for Ruby language context and it’s use cases. Also RubyMine wont have Java/JRuby integration. All other features will be the same.
    (see http://www.jetbrains.net/devnet/thread/280591?tstart=0)

  6. Florian Vallen says:

    September 8, 2009

    is it possible to break the line when the code does not fill the screen like in a normal console? This is really annoying.
    Thank you for any help.

  7. Eugene Toporov says:

    September 9, 2009

    Hi Florian,

    Thanks for the comment. We’ve added the issue for this: http://www.jetbrains.net/jira/browse/RUBY-4949
    You can watch the progress and vote for it


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