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RubyMine Tips Screencast

May 30, 2013 • posted by Michael Hartl

My preferred text editor for Ruby on Rails development is Sublime Text 2, but I keep hearing great things about RubyMine. In advance of the release of the 2nd edition of the Ruby on Rails Tutorial book, last year I released a short Sublime Text 2 for Rails screencast; I’m pleased to announce that Justin Gordon (@railsonmaui) has produced a companion RubyMine tips screencast that does a great job of showing off what RubyMine can do, especially in the context of a Ruby on Rails application. I encourage everyone with an interest in using an IDE for Rails development to check out Justin’s screencast.

Michael Hartl

I’m Michael Hartl—author, educator, and entrepreneur. I’m probably best known as the creator of the Ruby on Rails Tutorial, a book and screencast series that together constitute one of the leading introductions to web development. Once called his “favorite book” by Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales, the Ruby on Rails Tutorial currently has over 150 5-star reviews at Amazon. I’m also (in)famous for creating Tau Day and The Tau Manifesto, which have inspired an international movement dedicated to the proposition that “pi is wrong.” (For example, as a result of The Tau Manifesto, MIT releases their admissions decisions each year at “Tau Time” (6:28 p.m.), and typing tau/2 at Google yields 3.14159…) Finally, I’m a founder of Softcover, a publishing system and sales platform for technical authors, which among other things powers both The Tau Manifesto and the Ruby on Rails Tutorial.

I’m a graduate of Harvard College and have a Ph.D. in Physics from Caltech, where I studied black hole dynamics and was an award-winning instructor in theoretical and computational physics. I’m also an alumnus of Y Combinator, the entrepreneur program that has produced companies such as Dropbox and Airbnb. (Alas, my own Y Combinator startup was neither Dropbox nor Airbnb.)