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    OS X Ruby/Rails IDE

    Hey guys and gals.

    I've finally ditched Windows and got myself a Mac! Woo!

    However, I'm still unsure of what application to use for developing Rails applications. I used RadRails under XP, but they've now merged that app with Aptana or whatever and I've found it very confusing. I'm sure there's still a way to get the OS X distro of RadRails, but on a new machine with a new OS I might as well give any alternatives a try!

    I was just wondering, what do you all use on OS X? TextMate looks pretty nice, but of course it's a commercial app so that kind of price is probably all I will be willing to fork out for just a text editor, however sleak it is.

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    I use easyeclipse. It is basically Eclipse with all the "hard" work of adding the necessary plug-ins (including the RadRails plug-in) for you. There is a mac version of easyeclipse:

    http://www.easyeclipse.org/site/dist...uby-rails.html

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    Hello,

    i would suggest just sticking with TextMate + Terminal + Firefox.

    Nothing easier. That is what every Rails developer uses.

    If you really can't afford textmate, you could give a look at Smultron.
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    SitePoint Enthusiast EddM's Avatar
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    Yeah I have no problem with purchasing TextMate, I was really just after confirmation that there was nothing better out there.
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    Textmate is probably the best editor you'll find in that price range, and I'll say it's better than any free editor I've used in the past.

    You can try Coda as well which has gotten good reviews from the web development community, but its price will definitely put you off if 39 euros is breaking the bank for you.

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    Coda looks very nice! I had no problem with shelling out €40 for textmate (but I must admit, I saw it at the beginning as just a glorified text editor). Coda looks more like a IDE.

    I'll probably give both a try and see if Coda is worth the extra monies.

    Thanks for the suggestions guys.
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    Textmate..... it is worth all the penny you spend

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    I have tryed out Coda too, and i am impressed.. it has fasten up my development!
    You just drag and drop files.. can make on the fly upgrades and chagnes to files hosted on ftp.. really really good stuff!
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    let's see whether coda can replace textmate

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    So far I much prefer TextMate over Coda! And I think the price difference seals the deal. Thanks for the suggestions though! :]
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    textmatetextmatetextmate. TextMate is really unbelieveable, actually. It's one of those things where it's so simple you can jump right into it, but if you had a few extra minutes of time to learn something new, there's just a ton of stuff you can stumble on- blog integration, subversion integration, Transmit integration, crazy new aspects of bundles you're already using, and so on. Well worth the money, in my opinion.
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    Yep just another vote for TextMate!!
    you can make a search about it here and you will find a lot of interesting threads and comments about it

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    I vote for TextMate and Coda. I love both programs. Coda is still a bit on the new side and with a couple of revisions I'm pretty sure Coda will be a force to be reckoned with. I don't think you'll go wrong with either.

    Favourite part of TextMate is debugging + auto indent when coding. Favourite features of Coda is the built in shell and easy upload/remote editing via the built in FTP based on their Transmit software, which is my favourite FTP proggy for Mac OS X.
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    TextMate

    TextMate, its the de facto standard rails editor. The extra stuff in Coda doesn't fit within the best practices work flow. You should be working off of a subversion repository, and pushing out new code with capistrano. No FTP necessary.


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