RubyMine 2020.1 Beta 2: VCS and Database Tools Improvements

Our Early Access Program is coming to an end, and we’re happy to announce that RubyMine 2020.1 Beta 2 is now available! This build mostly polishes the new features for the upcoming v2020.1.

To catch up on what has already been implemented in v2020.1, check out our previous EAP blog posts. In this post, we’ll talk about a couple of improvements that we haven’t previously announced.

Version control systems

New “Interactively Rebase from Here” dialog

Git allows you to edit your project history by performing the interactive rebase action to make it linear, clean, reversible, and meaningful. For example, you might want to reword certain commits, change their order, or squash several into one.

For this purpose, RubyMine provides the Interactively Rebase from Here dialog. In v2020.1 we have reworked it to make it truly interactive. The dialog now allows you to edit, combine, reorder, and remove your previous commits.

To invoke this dialog, go to the Log tab of the Git tool window, select the oldest commit in the series of commits you want to edit, right-click it, and choose Interactively Rebase from Here:

Reworked Interactively Rebase from Here dialog

Also, the Version Control tool window is now called the Git tool window, or Subversion/Mercurial/Perforce if you are using any of them instead of Git.

Improved Branches popup

We’ve made several improvements to the Branches popup:

    • We’ve added an explicit search field to look for existing remote and local branches. Previously, you could find specific branches simply by starting to type, but the absence of the explicit search field made this option unclear and it was rarely used.
    • The Refresh button can now be used to update existing remote branches.
    • Incoming (blue) and outgoing (green) commit indicators have been added to the status bar.

Braches popup improvements

Database tools

Query results in the editor

You can now see the results of your queries in the editor.

This feature can be turned on and off with a new button on the toolbar or in Settings/Preferences | Database | General | Show output results in the editor.

You can choose how to view the data: as a table, tree, or text. We’ve also added the option to export query results to Excel, in addition to the formats that were previously available.

DB query result in editor

Database scripts in run configurations

You can now create Run configurations for running database scripts.

To do so, open the Edit Configurations window, click the + button in the top-left corner and choose Database Script. There, you can set up the configuration, with options to run multiple scripts, reorder them, add new ones, and run other tasks or configurations before launch.

DB scripts in run configurations

Early Access Program Key Facts

  • The EAP version of RubyMine is free to use. It will expire in 30 days.
  • This is pre-release software, and it may not work as intended.
  • You can install the EAP version alongside a stable version of RubyMine.
  • EAP versions of RubyMine report statistics by default. These statistics help us improve user experience. You can opt-out by changing the settings in Preferences/Settings | Appearance & Behavior | System Settings | Data Sharing.
  • EAP versions have their own documentation as well.

Join the Early Access Program

You are welcome to download the latest EAP build from our website or via the Toolbox app. The full list of closed tickets in this EAP build is in the release notes.

To learn about the newest features as they come out, please follow RubyMine on Twitter. We post product news and tips several times a week.

As always, we encourage you to share your thoughts in the comments below and to create and vote for features in the issue tracker.

Happy Developing!

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