I'm learning web-automation by myself, really like just using iTerm with Watir and SublimeText, BUT understood it's better to use some IDE software so I can see results of my test cases (for the record).

What I know:
- basics of Ruby (in the middle of the codecademy course)
- basics of Watir and Mechanize

What I need:
- a software (IDE) for writing and running scripts for web-automation so I can see results of passed/failed test cases.

I've already tried RubyMine but looking for other alternatives (better if there are tutorials online).
Thanks in advance and happy Friday!

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You probably want RubyMine. This is from JetBrains, a very well known company. To start up with selenium you can start with Selenium IDE for recording and exporting the test then put them on RubyMine and take it from there. Here is a step by step instruction how to export the Selenium Tests to different language using IDE

  • Thanks, Saifur! Do you personally use RubyMine?
    – Tatyana
    Feb 9, 2015 at 22:28
  • Not really. I am a C# person. Don't use Ruby. I used a multiple tools from JetBrains and all of them were/are pretty smart and I do not have any complain. That's the reason I directed you to JetBrains as well They are very professional.
    – Saifur
    Feb 9, 2015 at 22:59
  • @Tatyana Just though this post may help you as well
    – Saifur
    Feb 18, 2015 at 17:05
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    I'm a long time vim/vi user, and use it most of the time for developing in most languages; however, when it comes to Ruby, I use RubyMine as well. As for web-automation testing, you should also check out Ghost Inspector - web based web automation testing, and you can fire the tests remotely via HTTP (there's an API with methods to execute tests) Mar 4, 2015 at 21:11
  • Thank you, @mansilladev ! Will definitely check Ghost Inspector.
    – Tatyana
    Mar 19, 2015 at 18:41

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