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RoRED: A new Ruby / Rails IDE for Windows

By Peter Cooper / July 20, 2006


RoRED is a new Ruby / Rails IDE for Windows by Marcus Oblak.

I don't run Windows, but it appears to have easy hooks for the dev server, console, and breakpointer built in, as well as easy ways to navigate through methods and models. It also features macro recording and playback, bookmarking, persistent layouts, and Ruby and RHTML syntax highlighting.


  1. forest says:

    Theres no IDE right know which competes with i'm not envolved into this tools development but its the only cross platform rails IDE which is entirley working.


  2. David Marko says:

    Looks very promissing. I like the idea of tabs based on controller names. One problem I have is with international characters. I would prefer utf-8 coding.

  3. RSL says:

    I kinda dug the way RoRED navigates through your code but the [apparent] lack of svn support is a killer for me. :(

  4. Frank Davis says:

    This seems very promising, although obviously unfinished. My biggest complaint is that I also have some non-Rails Ruby projects, and this program doesn't want to work with anything EXCEPT Rails projects.

  5. John Turco says:

    I am sick of all-in-one and many-extension-supported programmes. Since I need a Rails IDE It must be simple, easy to open.

  6. piggy says:

    RSL, since RORED uses Explorer as the file tree, you can use TortoiseSVN directly.

  7. Kaleb Walton says:

    I disagree with the statement that there is no IDE that competes with RadRails. jEdit has been around for years and has strong support for Ruby on Rails editing. Auto-completion, abbreviations (a la TextMate), syntax highlighting, automatic RDoc integration - it's excellent!

    I have an article that reviews many of the Ruby on Rails IDEs out there as well as provides step-by-step instructions on how to get jEdit set up to be your preferred Ruby on Rails IDE.

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