RubyMine 2020.2 EAP3: Improvements for Liquid, Code Assistance, and More

Nataliia Kudanova

RubyMine 2020.2 EAP3 is now available! In this build, we’ve added new features for the Liquid template language, a couple of improvements for code assistance, and changed the look of the search results in Search Everywhere.

Improvements for Liquid

We continue working on the basic support for the Liquid template language. This build includes a number of bug fixes and a couple of new features.

We’ve added support for methods that contain question marks in their names:

Methods with question marks in Liquid

RubyMine now also correctly recognizes named parameters in Liquid:

Named parameters in Liquid

Clearer code completion for overridden methods

Starting with this build, code completion will show full type names for methods that override other methods from parent classes or modules. This will make it easier to understand where a suggested method is coming from.

RubyMine now only shows methods from parent classes in bold font.

Full method names in code completion

A new ‘Inline local variable’ intention action

We’ve added a new intention action to inline local variables. It’s useful during refactoring in cases where you find yourself left with a variable that is only used once.

Inline local variable intention action

New presentation of the search results in Search Everywhere

We now display search results in the All tab of the Search Everywhere dialog as a single list, with items sorted by their relevance to the search query.

This is an experimental feature and we would like to hear your feedback!

New look of Search Everywhere

To switch back to the old way of viewing search results, call the Find Action dialog and start typing “experimental”, open the Experimental features dialog and uncheck the feature called `search.everywhere.mixed.results`.

Accessibility improvements

RubyMine will now detect if the user is using a screen-reader and automatically enable our accessibility features for such users.

Early Access Program Key Facts

  • The EAP version of RubyMine is free to use. It will expire 30 days after the release of the build.
  • 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 the user experience. You can opt out of reporting the statistics 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 the features you want to see using our issue tracker.

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Happy Developing!
The RubyMine team

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