Ruby Programming/Ruby editors

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What is Ruby IDE ?[edit | edit source]

Integrated development environment or IDE is a software tool generally contains at least a debugger, a source code editor, and build automation tools.

There are a few of text editor/IDE that can be used for Ruby Programming language (arranged alphabetically) as shown below :

Although you can write Ruby programs with any plain text editor, some text editors have additional features to aid the Ruby programmer. The most common is syntax highlighting.

For the ease of readers, the book will be dealing with Notepad++ as the more popular Ruby IDE, ATOMS will be sun-setted by GIthub in 15 Dec 2022.


Arcadia

Price: Iconoir no-coin (Free as in beer)

Website: https://www.arcadia-ide.org/

GNU Emacs[edit | edit source]

Price: Iconoir no-coin (Free as in beer)

Website: https://www.gnu.org/software/emacs/

ICEcoder[edit | edit source]

Price: Iconoir no-coin (Free as in beer)

Website: https://icecoder.net/

Komodo[edit | edit source]

Price: Iconoir no-coin (Free as in beer)

Website: https://www.activestate.com/products/komodo-ide/

Notepad++[edit | edit source]

Price: Iconoir no-coin (Free as in beer)

Website: https://notepad-plus-plus.org/

RubyMine[edit | edit source]

Price: Iconoir coinIconoir coinIconoir coin Iconoir coinIconoir coin (Annual subscription fee)

Website: https://www.jetbrains.com/ruby/whatsnew/

Sublime Text[edit | edit source]

Price: Iconoir coinIconoir coin (One off payment and receives 3 years of continuous updates)

Website: https://www.sublimetext.com/

Vim[edit | edit source]

Price: Iconoir no-coin (Free as in beer)

Website: https://www.vim.org/download.php#pc

References[edit | edit source]

Here is a link of spreadsheet of the various options available.