For this Oracle and Rails project I decided to use the Netbeans IDE. Usually I just use vi for Rails but it just seemed right to try Oracle’s IDE for an Oracle project. With the Netbeans team dropping Ruby and Rails support I thought I might be the last user but the cavalry has rushed in and saved the day. There must be a bunch of users out there.
Rails is pretty terse so I don’t see a big productivity gain from using a big IDE but it does work well enough, formats the code nicely and keeps all the files organized.
It still feels a bit weird to call Netbeans an Oracle product, and just about as weird to download it from an Oracle website.