First of all, I’d like to deny the rumor that I am dead.
I’m struggling since day #1 to find a good code editor for ruby. Mac users are happy with their textmate… but what’s left for us linux users? I tried gedit, vim, scribes and eclipse (with the aptana plugin) but wasn’t happy enough with any of them. I thought I found a real gem in Komodo edit, but that’s just not doing it for me anymore. Komodo is a great editor but it is plagued with a huge problem : it is slow and unresponsive. Sometime you start typing code and you won’t see what you just typed on the screen. Wait a few seconds and boom, here is your code… full of typos.
Now that my honey moon with Komodo is over, I searched the web and found Geany, a light-weight code editor that works for linux and windows. I’m very satisfied with it so far. Instead of making a half-assed review of the editor, I think you should try it by yourself and decide if you like it or not.
Off topic note :
Those who liked the “in depth” posts I was doing in the early days of this blog might be disappointed with the kind of posts I’m doing now. I’m thinking about this for some time and I can say that I am planning to start writing like those early days. Why? Well, simply because I found it more enjoyable. The problem however is finding the time to write longer and more in-depth posts. I am currently quite busy with TimmyOnTime and other projects so unfortunately RubyFleebie is suffering from it. I want to thank you for your patience… it amazes me that I still have all those subscribers and daily readers.