June 11th, 2007
I’ve just started using the NetBeans Ruby IDE to edit my Rails apps, and it just blows the competition (on Windows) out of the water! Previously I used TextPad, and then E. However the former was extremely basic and the latter had performance problems, as well as bugs (and little code completion). NetBeans, on the other hand, has it all, is in active development, and is easily on a par with FlexBuilder. If you’re developing on Windows (i.e. not using TextMate) I would highly recommend NetBeans. Oh, did I mention it’s free?