It’s been awhile since we asked your opinion about the future of Ruby and Rails. At last, we are ready to announce the (delayed) results of our community survey.
We were able to get 100+ thoughts from you, and we’d like to share some key findings.
Just to refresh your memory, we asked two fundamental questions:
- What do you think about the future of Ruby and Rails?
- Thinking of an ideal Ruby code editor of the future, what features should it have?
Though these open-ended questions prevented the results from being standardized and no statistically rigorous report could be produced, they helped us understand your thinking better. Also, the second question was perceived by many as “Show some love and name some bugs in RubyMine,” which was both pleasant and very useful for our team. Continue reading
RubyMine 2017.1 RC1 (build 171.3780.26) is now available! This build is the first release candidate for RubyMine 2017.1 which is coming by the end of March.
Besides fixing a number of bugs, this update brings more stable support for Docker, allowing you to work with Rails apps correctly. We’ve already announced support for Docker, and now we’d like to show you exactly how it works in RubyMine.
First of all, be sure to install the Docker plugin right from the IDE (Preferences | Plugins | Browse repositories). This probably won’t take longer than a minute:
RubyMine 2017.1. EAP 9 (build 171.3691.15) is available. Besides fixing a number of bugs discovered in previous 2017.1 EAPs, this update provides a better design for the currently opened tab:
RubyMine 2017.1 EAP 8 (build 171.3566.31) is now available. This early access program brings a couple of important changes: Puppet improvements and Docker support.
You’ve given us some constructive feedback on the previously announced Puppet project structure and improved Puppet support. Keeping it in mind, we’ve tweaked our IDE to make Puppet development with RubyMine smoother.
New Project – Puppet Module
First, we’ve added the ability to create a new Puppet module right from the New Project wizard (File | New Project) so that you can start developing Puppet in a flash:
RubyMine 2017.1 EAP 7 (build 171.3224.24) is out, featuring the new ability to instantly rollback freshly generated Rails entities.
Now when you run rails generators (Tools | Run Rails Generator), e.g. to create a new controller, the IDE provides a quick way to roll the generation back:
This update also fixes a number of bugs, including a regression in the Incorrect call argument count inspection, discovered in the previous EAP.
Download this Early Access Program from our What’s new page. See the release notes for the full list of improvements, and submit any issues to our tracker.
Your RubyMine Team
RubyMine 2017.1 EAP 6 (build 171.3019.14) is out, featuring the long-awaited ability to create tests for Rails entities (controllers, models, helpers, mailers) from the Go to test action. This EAP also brings new parameter hints for Ruby, updated markdown plugin, and support for Cucumber 3.
Creating tests with Go to test
Imagine that for some reason you have a controller without a related test. In this case you can simply use the same Go to test (Navigate | Test) to generate the missing test:
Please welcome another minor update for 2017.1 EAP series:
RubyMine 2017.1. EAP 5 (build 171.2822.20). Download the new version from our What’s New page. If you’re already running RubyMine 2017 EAP 4 (build 171.2613.16), install the patch by clicking Check for Updates.
See the release notes for the list of improvements.
Your RubyMine Team
RubyMine 2017.1 EAP (build 171.2613.16) is available. In this bug-fix update:
- Aggressive Rubocop offenses are now displayed on class/module/method names only, instead of all affected contents.
- We’ve fixed the issue related to choosing the correct testing framework for running spec files.
Today we have updated our Early Access Program for the upcoming 2017.1 release. If you haven’t tried it yet, you’re welcome to download the newest RubyMine 2017.1 EAP3 from our What’s new page.
In the previous EAP post we announced quick gemset creation and RuboCop support. This small yet important update complements the previously announced EAP with the ability to create classes nested in the right modules by using the New Ruby Class dialog:
RubyMine 2017.1 EAP 2 (171.2272.16) is out and available for download. Besides a number of bug fixes, this Early Access Program provides a way to create RVM gemsets for Rails applications right from the New Project wizard, and features RuboCop support.
Creating Gemsets From the New Project Wizard
If you haven’t used gemsets before, you might want to know that a gemset is a container used to keep separate gems for each project. Gemsets allow you to change gems and their versions in one project without being afraid of affecting your other projects. Jump to the RVM documentation to learn how gemsets can improve your coding experience.
To create a gemset for your new Rails project in RubyMine, follow these steps:
Open RubyMine and click Create New Project from the Welcome screen (File | New Project). Choose a new Rails application.