Ruby Editor and IDE Features
The Ruby editor included in EditRocket includes many tools to make Ruby programming and source code creation easier. Listed below is information on the Ruby specific tools offered by EditRocket. See the General Highlights section at the bottom of the page for more of what EditRocket has to offer.
Ruby Code Builder
The Ruby Code Builder includes information on the built-in methods contained in the Ruby library, for example, Array, String, eval, etc.
The Code Builder works by allowing users to select a method, and then it displays method signature and method description information for the method. The user can copy the method name to the editor, and the signature will display as a tooltip.
Ruby Auto Completion
EditRocket provides auto completion for Ruby for classes in the standard and core libaries. Tying a class name followed by a dot will display all methods and functions for that class name. EditRocket also does variable auto completion for most standard and core library classes, so that typing a variable name followed by a dot will display the available methods for the class referenced by the variable name.
The Ruby Sidekick includes tabs for Ruby coding inserts, Ruby tools, and the Ruby Method Navigator. The coding inserts tabs gives users the ability to quickly enter many common Ruby constructs into the text editor with the click of a button, or via customizable keyboard shortcuts. Some examples of code assistant options are control statements such as for, while, if, etc., begin rescue end, function syntax, and more.
Ruby Method Navigator
The Ruby Method Navigator tool parses the editor contents for Ruby methods and displays them in a clickable list. Clicking an option from the list takes the user directly to the point in the editor where the method is defined.
Execute Ruby Programs
Users can execute Ruby programs and view the standard and error output using the Tools -> Execute Program -> Execute Ruby Program menu option.
Show in Web Browser
Users can view Ruby scripts in the web browser by selecting the File -> Show in Web Browser option. The first time launch of this tool will prompt users to enter the local web server information. EditRocket will then build the appropriate URL, and create temporary files if necessary to diplay the Ruby script in the web browser.
|Source Code Editor||Coding Tools|
|Macros, coding inserts, plugins, syntax highlighting, and more.||Sidekicks, code builders, function navigators, program execution, and more.|
|Web Development Tools||Validators|
|CSS style builder, HTML tag builder, tag navigators, and much more.||XML, HTML, and CSS validators|
|Search Tools||Auto Completion and Lookup|
|Regular expression capable find and replace, find / replace in files across the entire file system and more.||Auto code completion, tag completion, and lookup for many programming languages.|
|File System Browser||File Compare|
|Browse files and directories, perform file operations, and more.||Compares files similar to the Unix diff command.|
|FTP and SFTP Client|
|Connect to SFTP and FTP servers. Browse, upload, download, rename, and delete files and directories and much more.|
- Syntax highlighting for over 20 programming languages
- A robust CSS Style Builder for creating CSS style sheets and an HTML Tag Builder, HTML Tidy Tool, and HTML Entity Selector
- The programming editor behind RazorSQL, a popular database query tool, since 2004
- Function / Method Navigators for displaying clickable lists of functions / methods contained in the editor
- Function / Method Lookup for quickly inserting functions or methods
- A Tag Navigator tool for displaying clickable lists of tags contained in the editor
- Key Ahead customizable by language for quickly entering text
- Bookmark functionality for quickly navigating through code.
- Recordable Macros for executing common tasks
- Code Inserts for over 19 languages for quickly inserting code
- File tools such as head, tail, regular expression search, move, copy, and delete
- Customizable and pre-defined code templates
- Spell Checker
- Works with all major operating systems including Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, and Solaris.