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.

Update I

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:

I run rails and rake in the command line; I also debug through the command line (e.g. using binding.pry). Editing .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.

Update II

A fortnight ago VJet stopped functioning. I am now using the JavaScript Development Tools in its place; it is also fit for the purpose.

Update III

Users willing to share their experiences with Ruby on Rails development on Eclipse are invited to do so in this thread at StackOverflow.

closed as unclear what you're asking by Izzy, Chenmunka, Tymric, ᔕᖺᘎᕊ, Judith Jun 23 '15 at 18:46

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  • "Developing applications using Ruby on Rails with Eclipse" - what else do you need to know? – Luís de Sousa Jun 11 '15 at 6:20
  • What features you need, maybe? Let's assume nobody ever heard about that Aptana plugin. What does it do that you need? – Izzy Jun 22 '15 at 12:59
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    Luis, I will never try to answer this question. All I do is helping you to attract any answers at all by asking you to provide missing details. You might have noticed that nobody else suggested anything yet (and that for two weeks already). Feel free to leave it at that if you prefer (which might lead to the question being closed or at least not being answered at all). As you wish, I won't interfere any further. Good luck! – Izzy Jun 22 '15 at 13:33
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    This question will be closed - 5 voters (1 left) need to vote for it to be closed. If you want it to stay open, follow the link @Izzy gave originally and do what the answer says over there :) It seems you're pretty experienced with the SE model looking at your Ask Ubuntu profile - please respect that each site has quality standards that must be met! – ᔕᖺᘎᕊ Jun 22 '15 at 19:13

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