It seems many people are still looking for the right IDE to use when doing Rails development. Or, more correctly, most of those who don’t own a Mac do.
For those of you who, like me, don’t feel like buying a Mac just because of a neat editor here’s my suggestion:
- GVim for file editing,
- GVim’s buffers menu teared off from the main window, showing all open files,
- Nautilus for project browsing and occasional file opening via drag’n drop
- xterm for everything else ;-)
Buffer menu and Nautilus are completely optional, but they help feeling comfortable with Vim when you’re new to it and/or are a frequent mouse user.
Good starting points for customizing your (G)Vim are: