JetBrains RubyMine 2.0 - Dynamic IDE for Dynamic Development With Ruby and Rails

Company: JetBrains
Published: 17 November, 2009
JetBrains(R), the creators of intelligent, productivity-enhancing tools for software developers, have announced the general availability of RubyMine 2.0, a powerful IDE for Ruby and Rails development.

RubyMine's second major release this year delivers many additions and improvements and is a free upgrade for all existing users, according to the "year of free updates" licensing policy.

A pioneer in creating refactoring tools for Java and .NET, JetBrains adds more Ruby code refactoring capabilities to RubyMine 2.0, which now provides a solid set of tools for global code changes in Ruby and Rails projects.

"In releasing RubyMine 2.0, we focused on bridging existing gaps in technology integrations. In terms of supported frameworks and tools, the IDE now does a much better job of meeting the needs of today's Ruby on Rails projects," said Dmitry Jemerov, RubyMine lead developer. "With this hurdle out of the way, we're now concentrated on enhancing each of the existing features for future releases."

The key changes in RubyMine 2.0 include:

- Support for Ruby 1.9 and the latest Ruby on Rails framework

- Advanced refactorings for Ruby code with support for Rails project specifics

- Improved Ruby code analysis and new code duplicates detection routine

- Rails internationalization (i18n) support with coding assistance

- Specific assistance for creating and running Cucumber test scenarios and Shoulda tests

RubyMine 2.0 adds integration with JetBrains TeamCity, a continuous integration and build management server with Ruby support. TeamCity can run project tests, provide informative reports, and offers a convenient IDE integration from its web interface.

RubyMine 2.0 is based on the recently open-sourced IntelliJ Platform. Accordingly, the efforts of the open-source community will serve to improve RubyMine as well.

RubyMine Commercial License for a single developer is priced at $99 (US). The license includes free RubyMine updates for 1 year from the purchase date, covering even major new releases.