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CodeGear unveils first IDE for agile Ruby on Rails Web 2.0 development

  • 15 May, 2007 09:52

<p>As Web developers flock to the Ruby on Rails framework for its speed and ease of use, CodeGear is introducing new technology to make Ruby users even more productive in building Web 2.0 applications.</p>
<p>CodeGear, a leader in developer tools, today announced an integrated development environment (IDE) for Ruby on Rails that is now available for beta testing and is currently planned to ship in the second half of 2007.</p>
<p>Unveiled at the RailsConf 2007 in Portland, Oregon, the new technology offers innovative productivity features designed to allow both new and experienced Rails developers to build Ruby on Rails applications efficiently and quickly.</p>
<p>David Heinemeier Hansson, the creator of Ruby on Rails, said, “It’s encouraging to see the Rails ecosystem extend itself to include commercial tool vendors. I heartily welcome CodeGear to the arena and I’m excited to see what they come up with. It’s a wonderful time for users and vendors alike in the world of Rails.”</p>
<p>Said Michael Swindell, CodeGear vice president of products and strategy, "Ruby on Rails has become a serious Web application platform because Ruby on Rails makes it extremely fast and easy to develop rich, data-driven Web 2.0 applications with minimal coding. However, the ‘magic’ behind the productivity also introduces new challenges for developers building, growing and maintaining ‘real world’ production-level Web applications.”</p>
<p>“Our new Ruby on Rails technology addresses these challenges by going beyond just editing and debugging Ruby scripts. It provides a comprehensive Rails-centric development environment which both initiates beginners and streamlines experts. Also, based on new CodeGear IDE innovations, it is the first tool we’ve developed that will likely appeal equally to command line, IDE, and visual developers,” said Swindell.</p>
<p>Key features of the Ruby on Rails technology include:</p>
<p>- A complete IDE with full support for Ruby and Rails, enabling advanced development features such as Code Completion, Refactoring, type browsing and navigation</p>
<p>- Innovative new “Commanders” that uniquely merge the power of the command line with the ease of use and productivity of the IDE, Wizards and Code Insights</p>
<p>- Dependency visualisation and navigation to seamlessly work with all resources regardless of their relationship, location or format</p>
<p>- A full set of development and deployment modules including Ruby, Rails, Gems and Database</p>
<p>CodeGear is leveraging open source technologies and open source projects in its Ruby on Rails efforts. It is actively supporting the Eclipse Dynamic Languages Tool Kit (DLTK) for Ruby with patches and code contributions.</p>
<p>“We plan to be very active in the Ruby on Rails community from business to promotion to code contribution. It’s a very exciting language and platform for CodeGear and we plan to participate in any way that we can add value,” said Swindell.</p>
<p>Availability</p>
<p>The new Ruby on Rails technology is currently scheduled to be available as a CodeGear product in the second half of 2007. Supported platforms will be Microsoft® Windows XP, Mac and Linux. For more information about the Ruby on Rails technology, visit www.codegear.com</p>
<p>About CodeGear</p>
<p>CodeGear from Borland Software Corporation (NASDAQ: BORL) delivers innovative, high-productivity development tools for a wide spectrum of software developers ranging from individuals to enterprise teams. CodeGear products enable developers to freely develop on their platform of choice while focusing on simplifying complex technologies and tasks so they can concentrate on application design, not infrastructure, to enable on-time project delivery. To learn more about CodeGear and its products, visit www.codegear.com. CodeGear. Where Developers Matter.</p>
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