RubyMine 8.5 EAP is Open

Posted on by Tatiana Vasilyeva

Hello everyone,

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.

RubyMine85EAP_splash@2x

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.

Ruby 2.3 Support

Language level is detected and derived from the SDK:

ruby2.3_1

Stubs for Ruby 2.3 are provided. Newcomers like Array#dig are present in completion/resolving/documentation:

ruby2.3_2

Safe navigation operator support is introduced:

ruby2.3_3

Squiggly heredocs are introduced:

ruby_2.3_4

If you have any ideas on how to make Ruby 2.3 support more intelligent, please watch and comment this issue.

YAML Support Improvements

This build also brings a lot of improvements for YAML, such as handling spaces as tabs and supporting multiline scalars as value of property key features, as well as many bugfixes.

RubyMine running on Java 8

The whole IntelliJ IDEA platform is migrating to Java 8. That means you won’t be able to launch the IDE under a JDK older than Java 8. The change affects all the EAP builds (144.*) and further major releases this upcoming spring.

You’re welcome to try the most recent RubyMine build and stay tuned for more blog posts about the EAP features coming soon. Please note that EAP builds are pre-beta software and may contain issues, which we ask you to report to our issue tracker.


Sincerely yours,
The RubyMine Team

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2 Responses to RubyMine 8.5 EAP is Open

  1. Daniel Steinberg says:

    February 23, 2016

    When will the fix for WEB-19036 (slated for WebStorm 12) be available in RubyMine? Will the fix be part of core RubyMine, or will it be in the Karma plugin?

  2. Daniel Steinberg says:

    February 23, 2016

    I got a response to my question above on the Issue Tracker:

    The fix is available in Karma plugin >= 145.36, but it is not compatible with current RubyMine 8.5 EAP builds. Please wait for the next RubyMine 8.5 EAP build.

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