SapphireSteel - Ruby in VS 2005
Sweet. There's finally a good environment to try out Ruby in. This one.
The guys over at Sapphire In Steel have managed to put together a pretty good Ruby plugin for VS.NET. They just got it integrated with the debugger.
We’ve made much better progress than we’d anticipated with the Ruby debugger for Visual Studio. Initially we had planned the debugger in 0.6 release of Ruby In Steel to take the form of breakpoints plus a ‘code evaluation’ window. In fact, we have come much further than that. It will now include the following features:
* locals window
* drag-and-drop watch variables
* call stack
* tracing with step into / step over
* interactive debugging console
And yes, Rails support is coming (eventually). Looks like I'm going to have to give this a spin. That's honestly been one of the things holding me back from looking at Ruby is that yeah...text editors are nice, but I'm a pampered developer. I like my Visual Studio. I'm not willing to give it up.