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IntelliJ IDEA vs RubyMine: What are the differences?

IntelliJ IDEA: Capable and Ergonomic IDE for JVM. Out of the box, IntelliJ IDEA provides a comprehensive feature set including tools and integrations with the most important modern technologies and frameworks for enterprise and web development with Java, Scala, Groovy and other languages; RubyMine: The Most Intelligent Ruby and Rails IDE. JetBrains RubyMine IDE provides a comprehensive Ruby code editor aware of dynamic language specifics and delivers smart coding assistance, intelligent code refactoring and code analysis capabilities.

IntelliJ IDEA and RubyMine can be primarily classified as "Integrated Development Environment" tools.

Some of the features offered by IntelliJ IDEA are:

  • Smart Code Completion
  • On-the-fly Code Analysis
  • Advanced Refactorings

On the other hand, RubyMine provides the following key features:

  • Intelligent Ruby Editor
  • On-the-fly code analysis
  • Rails Models Diagram, Rails Project View

"Fantastically intelligent" is the top reason why over 271 developers like IntelliJ IDEA, while over 61 developers mention "Productive" as the leading cause for choosing RubyMine.

Lyft, Zillow, and PedidosYa are some of the popular companies that use IntelliJ IDEA, whereas RubyMine is used by Movielala, Yammer, and Captain Up. IntelliJ IDEA has a broader approval, being mentioned in 805 company stacks & 1027 developers stacks; compared to RubyMine, which is listed in 91 company stacks and 46 developer stacks.

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What is IntelliJ IDEA?

Out of the box, IntelliJ IDEA provides a comprehensive feature set including tools and integrations with the most important modern technologies and frameworks for enterprise and web development with Java, Scala, Groovy and other languages.

What is RubyMine?

JetBrains RubyMine IDE provides a comprehensive Ruby code editor aware of dynamic language specifics and delivers smart coding assistance, intelligent code refactoring and code analysis capabilities.
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What are some alternatives to IntelliJ IDEA and RubyMine?
Eclipse
Standard Eclipse package suited for Java and plug-in development plus adding new plugins; already includes Git, Marketplace Client, source code and developer documentation. Click here to file a bug against Eclipse Platform.
PhpStorm
PhpStorm is a PHP IDE which keeps up with latest PHP & web languages trends, integrates a variety of modern tools, and brings even more extensibility with support for major PHP frameworks.
Android Studio
Android Studio is a new Android development environment based on IntelliJ IDEA. It provides new features and improvements over Eclipse ADT and will be the official Android IDE once it's ready.
PyCharm
PyCharm’s smart code editor provides first-class support for Python, JavaScript, CoffeeScript, TypeScript, CSS, popular template languages and more. Take advantage of language-aware code completion, error detection, and on-the-fly code fixes!
WebStorm
WebStorm is a lightweight and intelligent IDE for front-end development and server-side JavaScript.
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Decisions about IntelliJ IDEA and RubyMine
Andrey Kurdyumov
Andrey Kurdyumov
Sr. Software developer · | 6 upvotes · 26.9K views
Visual Studio
Visual Studio
IntelliJ IDEA
IntelliJ IDEA

I use Visual Studio because it provides me best default configuration for development. Less choice helps me concentrate on the product. In a sense it is iPhone of software development for me. When my laptop broke, I just download latest version of VS and start coding without any configuration. For sure it has best editor in terms of perceived responsiveness. Could not say the same for IntelliJ IDEA unfortunately.

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Johnny Bell
Johnny Bell
Senior Software Engineer at StackShare · | 11 upvotes · 41.2K views
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Visual Studio Code
Visual Studio Code
PhpStorm
PhpStorm
WebStorm
WebStorm
Prettier
Prettier
Ruby
Ruby
RubyMine
RubyMine
#Help

When I switched to Visual Studio Code 12 months ago from PhpStorm I was in love, it was great. However after using VS Code for a year, I see myself switching back and forth between WebStorm and VS Code. The VS Code plugins are great however I notice Prettier, auto importing of components and linking to the definitions often break, and I have to restart VS Code multiple times a week and sometimes a day.

We use Ruby here so I do like that Visual Studio Code highlights that for me out of the box, with WebStorm I'd need to probably also install RubyMine and have 2 IDE's going at the same time.

Should I stick with Visual Studio Code, or switch to something else? #help

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Russel Werner
Russel Werner
Lead Engineer at StackShare · | 5 upvotes · 12.3K views
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WebStorm
WebStorm
RubyMine
RubyMine
JavaScript
JavaScript

I work at the same company as you and I use WebStorm for 99% of my tasks. I also have RubyMine installed and use that when I have to tweak some backend code. I tried using RubyMine for JavaScript but was unhappy with how it felt and I believe that WebStorm is faster because it has less plugins and language extensions running. Summary: Buy and use WebStorm for primary development and keep VS Code around for when you have to touch Ruby.

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How developers use IntelliJ IDEA and RubyMine
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Promethean TV uses IntelliJ IDEAIntelliJ IDEA

PrometheanTV builds applications and services utilizing a variety of languages and technologies. The IntelliJ IDE is used by various technical staff to build software on a variety of languages supported by the IDE including Java, HTML/CSS/JS, etc.

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Scrayos UG (haftungsbeschränkt) uses IntelliJ IDEAIntelliJ IDEA

IntelliJ IDEA is our polyglot IDE of choice. We use it esentially for all programming and coding aswell as some basic database management and planning. IntelliJ IDEA has proven to be a reliable companion in developing our various software.

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Kang Hyeon Ku uses IntelliJ IDEAIntelliJ IDEA

eclipse 를 쓰면서 이만하면 충분한거 아닌가 왜 돈내고 IDE를 사서 쓰지 했는데, 진짜 돈 값을 한다. 정말 자동화 완성 기능은 엄청난것 같다. 단축키로 이소스 저소스 넘어 다니고 이창 저창 뜨우는게 편하다. 그리고 프레임워크 서포트 기능이 장말 강력하다. 그리고 가장 맘에 드는 점은 터미널이 기본 창에 있는 점이 좋다. CMD 가 싫으면 설정을 통해 다른 터미널 프로그램으로 바꿀수 있다.

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datapile uses IntelliJ IDEAIntelliJ IDEA

If Scala and Spring are the gods gifts in terms of programming languages and opinionated-frameworks, then JetBrain's IntelliJ IDEA is the IDE equivalent.

Words don't do it justice.

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MOKA Analytics uses IntelliJ IDEAIntelliJ IDEA

We use IntelliJ IDEA because it has great support for both Python and JS. In particular, its type-based code analyses, refactoring tools, and debugger are world class

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Sascha Manns uses RubyMineRubyMine

RubyMine is my favorite IDE for developing Ruby. It integrates other tools like bundler, rake and Testcases in a comfortable way.

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Ngakkan Nyaagu uses RubyMineRubyMine

RubyMine is the IDE of choice for this project due to window management, testing integration and refactoring capabilities.

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eGotickets uses RubyMineRubyMine

Best tool especially if you are inheriting codebase you didn't write

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TriLED uses RubyMineRubyMine

Used for Ruby development of our web applications

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