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RubyMine vs Vim: What are the differences?

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; Vim: Highly configurable text editor built to enable efficient text editing. Vim is an advanced text editor that seeks to provide the power of the de-facto Unix editor 'Vi', with a more complete feature set. Vim is a highly configurable text editor built to enable efficient text editing. It is an improved version of the vi editor distributed with most UNIX systems. Vim is distributed free as charityware.

RubyMine can be classified as a tool in the "Integrated Development Environment" category, while Vim is grouped under "Text Editor".

Some of the features offered by RubyMine are:

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

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

  • Vertically Split Windows
  • Vimdiff
  • Folding

"Productive" is the primary reason why developers consider RubyMine over the competitors, whereas "Comes by default in most unix systems (remote editing)" was stated as the key factor in picking Vim.

According to the StackShare community, Vim has a broader approval, being mentioned in 850 company stacks & 890 developers stacks; compared to RubyMine, which is listed in 92 company stacks and 47 developer stacks.

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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.

What is Vim?

Vim is an advanced text editor that seeks to provide the power of the de-facto Unix editor 'Vi', with a more complete feature set. Vim is a highly configurable text editor built to enable efficient text editing. It is an improved version of the vi editor distributed with most UNIX systems. Vim is distributed free as charityware.
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What are some alternatives to RubyMine and Vim?
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.
Visual Studio Code
Build and debug modern web and cloud applications. Code is free and available on your favorite platform - Linux, Mac OSX, and Windows.
Atom
At GitHub, we're building the text editor we've always wanted. A tool you can customize to do anything, but also use productively on the first day without ever touching a config file. Atom is modern, approachable, and hackable to the core. We can't wait to see what you build with it.
Visual Studio
Visual Studio is a suite of component-based software development tools and other technologies for building powerful, high-performance applications.
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.
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Decisions about RubyMine and Vim
Jerome Dalbert
Jerome Dalbert
Senior Backend Engineer at StackShare ยท | 12 upvotes ยท 46.7K views
Visual Studio Code
Visual Studio Code
Atom
Atom
Vim
Vim
Sublime Text
Sublime Text
#TextEditor

I liked Sublime Text for its speed, simplicity and keyboard shortcuts which synergize well when working on scripting languages like Ruby and JavaScript. I extended the editor with custom Python scripts that improved keyboard navigability such as autofocusing the sidebar when no files are open, or changing tab closing behavior.

But customization can only get you so far, and there were little things that I still had to use the mouse for, such as scrolling, repositioning lines on the screen, selecting the line number of a failing test stack trace from a separate plugin pane, etc. After 3 years of wearily moving my arm and hand to perform the same repetitive tasks, I decided to switch to Vim for 3 reasons:

  • your fingers literally donโ€™t ever need to leave the keyboard home row (I had to remap the escape key though)
  • it is a reliable tool that has been around for more than 30 years and will still be around for the next 30 years
  • I wanted to "look like a hacker" by doing everything inside my terminal and by becoming a better Unix citizen

The learning curve is very steep and it took me a year to master it, but investing time to be truly comfortable with my #TextEditor was more than worth it. To me, Vim comes close to being the perfect editor and I probably wonโ€™t need to switch ever again. It feels good to ignore new editors that come out every few years, like Atom and Visual Studio Code.

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Denys
Denys
Software engineer at Typeform ยท | 7 upvotes ยท 32K views
atTypeformTypeform
Docker Compose
Docker Compose
Docker
Docker
Git
Git
Vim
Vim
Visual Studio Code
Visual Studio Code
Go
Go
  • Go because it's easy and simple, facilitates collaboration , and also it's fast, scalable, powerful.
  • Visual Studio Code because it has one of the most sophisticated Go language support plugins.
  • Vim because it's Vim
  • Git because it's Git
  • Docker and Docker Compose because it's quick and easy to have reproducible builds/tests with them
  • @Archlinux (wtf it's not here?!) because Docker for Mac/Win is a disaster for the human's central nervous system, and Arch is the coolest Linux distro so far
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Gustavo Muรฑoz
Gustavo Muรฑoz
Web UI Developer at Globant ยท | 3 upvotes ยท 19.6K views
TypeScript
TypeScript
Flutter
Flutter
React
React
Notepad++
Notepad++
Vim
Vim
Sublime Text
Sublime Text
Atom
Atom
Visual Studio Code
Visual Studio Code
#Microsoft
#RESTfulAPI

I have chosen Visual Studio Code after testing a lot of other editors like Atom, Sublime Text (with legal license), Vim or even Notepad++ because it is the sum of all their virtues and none of their defects. It's fast, it has all the tools and plugins I need to work, and it's pretty and very good optimized. It has what I need to work and nothing more. And the main plugins works like a charm. Developing for React or Flutter is amazing. Even the TypeScript plugin works great. I like how IntelliSense works, and all the extra tools to code remotely using #ssh, access #RESTfulAPI or event manage projects or collaborating remotely. Thanks #Microsoft for Visual Studio Code.

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Johnny Bell
Johnny Bell
Senior Software Engineer at StackShare ยท | 10 upvotes ยท 14K views
atStackShareStackShare
RubyMine
RubyMine
Ruby
Ruby
Prettier
Prettier
WebStorm
WebStorm
PhpStorm
PhpStorm
Visual Studio Code
Visual Studio Code
#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 ยท | 5 upvotes ยท 4.6K views
atStackShareStackShare
JavaScript
JavaScript
RubyMine
RubyMine
WebStorm
WebStorm

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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Kang Hyeon Ku uses VimVim

cli ํ™˜๊ฒฝ์— ์ต์ˆ™ ํ•ด์ง€์ง€ ์œ„ํ•ด ๋ฆฌ๋ˆ…์Šค๋ฅผ ์ž์ฃผ ์“ฐ๋ ค๊ณ  ํ–ˆ๋Š”๋ฐ, ๋งŽ์ด๋“ค ์ถ”์ฒœ ํ•˜๋Š” ์—๋””ํ„ฐ๊ฐ€ vim ์ด ์˜€๋‹ค. ๋งจ ์ฒ˜์Œ์—๋Š” ๋ถˆํŽธํ–ˆ๋Š”๋ฐ, ํ”Œ๋Ÿฌ๊ทธ์ธ ๋‹ค๋Š” ์žฌ๋ฏธ๊ฐ€ ์†”์†” ํ–ˆ๋‹ค. ๊ฒฐ๊ตญ ํ”Œ๋Ÿฌ๊ทธ์ธ๋„ ๋งŽ์ด ์•ˆ์“ฐ๊ฒŒ ๋˜๋”๋ผ...vim ์ž์ฒด๋ฅผ ์ž˜ ์•ˆ์“ฐ๊ฒŒ ๋˜๋Š” ๊ฑฐ ์ผ์ง€๋„, ํ•ญ์ƒ ์ž˜ํ•˜๊ณ  ์‹ถ์ง€๋งŒ ์ž˜ ์•ˆ์“ฐ๊ฒŒ ๋˜๋Š” ์—๋””ํ„ฐ ์ธ๊ฒƒ ๊ฐ™๋‹ค.

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papaver uses VimVim

my go to editor for all things. been a vimer for over a decade now. this is where all the magic happens. still so much to learn, the most amazing tool i use.

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Wing Tang Wong uses VimVim

Vim lets me edit the Markdown content of the Hugo powered site with ease. The low bandwidth needs means I can remote in and get changes updated without issues.

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Darren Buse uses VimVim

Tool a while to get used to but one of the best things I have learnt recently, great training from Drew Neil over at VimCasts.

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SmartLogic uses VimVim

Our developers use Vim, which is great for remote pair programming. We even have a serverโ€”Bruizerโ€”set up to host shared terminal sessions.

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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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