I have been developing applications using Ruby on Rails with Eclipse for a few years. I use the Aptana Studio plug-in for this purpose.
Recently I started developing with Django and for that purpose have been using PyDev. The Aptana plugin bundles a rather old version of PyDev that is largely non-functional on Eclipse Luna. I definitly need to update PyDev, but that will remove the Aptana plug-in.
Is there any alternative plug-in for Eclipse I could use for Ruby on Rails? This could be just a combination of other plug-ins that ease development, terminal, etc.
So far I could not find any alternative plug-in for Ruby on Rails development. However, combining the following plug-ins one gets a good degree of support:
TM Terminal - provides local and remote command line sessions within Eclipse.
Ruby Development Tools - the reference Ruby editor.
EGit - the Git integration plug-in.
rake in the command line; I also debug through the command line (e.g. using
.erb files is the trickiest bit, the Ruby editor is ok, but in legacy code I have a great deal of JS in these files; in such cases I used VJET.
With this setup Eclipse runs considerably lighter than with Aptana.
Users willing to share their experiences with Ruby on Rails development on Eclipse are invited to do so in this thread at StackOverflow.