Note: This post has been created a few days back, so needn’t necessary reflect the current status of NB 6.1 beta. In fact, I would be more than happy to be blamed for being “lama” with the lack of knowledge of this and that killer feature of NetBeans…
As Jiri Pisa recently became a true fan of ruby, we started to discuss this language almost every day. I summed some of our findings related to the best ruby editor currently available – NetBeans. Note, that the list is not ruby specific only. I will keep updating this list until NetBeans is perfect.
- on Mac: if you turn on Eclipse key binding it’s Windows one not Mac OS one
- keyboard shortcut card (pdf) is static – default Windows eg. doesn’t represent the current status. Looks like somebody made his life easier.
- no setup filtering aka Eclipse – difficult to find the setting (example: try to change key mapping for “Format”)
Domain: Ruby editor
-caching of context help – shows even deleted classes/attributes in content assistant
-quotes pairing madness – duplicates the second quote when closing the first one
-content assistant in script/console – example: Foo.column_names
-refactoring – file rename – update require clause when changing ruby file name
More to come….