Topic: [ANN] FREE Ruby In Steel IDE includes free copy of Visual Studio

I thought you might find this news of some interest ;-)

SapphireSteel Software today released a free edition of Ruby In Steel, the Ruby and Rails IDE for Microsoft Visual Studio 2008.

Ruby In Steel Personal Edition (PE) 2008 provides all the tools needed to develop and maintain Ruby or Ruby On Rails projects including syntax sensitive customizable code coloring and code folding, coding tools such as auto-indenting, code reformatting, bracket and keyword matching and integrated consoles to allow users to interact with the Ruby interpreter in docked or floating windows. Ruby In Steel PE 2008 even includes a free copy of Visual Studio 2008!

Ruby In Steel PE 2008 is available for personal or commercial development. It does not require registration and it does not time out. It comes with an ‘All-in-One’ installer to allow users to install all the software required including: Visual Studio 2008 (‘Shell edition’), Ruby, Rails, MySQL and Ruby In Steel. Alternatively, users who already own a commercial edition of Visual Studio 2008 may install Ruby In Steel into that.

Ruby In Steel PE 2008 provides numerous features for Ruby and Rails developers such as:

Code Coloring (Ruby)   
Code Coloring (ERB/RHTML)       
Code Folding (Ruby)       
Code Folding (ERB/RHTML)       
Bracket matching (move cursor)       
Bracket highlighting       
Keyword..end matching (move cursor)        
Block comment/uncomment       
Multi-level undo/redo       
Tabbed (multi-file) editing       
Split-window editing       
Auto Indent/outdent        
Smart Indenting   
Auto end-completion (e.g. auto add ‘end’ after ‘def’)   
Code Reformatting
Project Management in the Solution Explorer
Open command prompt in selected directory       
Dockable IRB Console       
Run in integrated interactive console       
Comprehensive PDF User Guide/Manual        
Integrated Help        
All-in-one Installer       
Color schemes/customization       
Supports Ruby 1.8.6 and 1.8.7, Rails 1, Rails 2.1

Download page: … ee-Edition

best wishes
Huw Collingbourne

SapphireSteel Software
Ruby and Rails In Visual Studio