Tags: Editor, IDE, Programming, Ruby on Rails
I currently develop on a Windows machine. (You can cut the snickering.) Therefore, I don’t have the pleasure of using TextMate. I’m also avoiding IDEs as a matter of course when an editor and CLI often avoids the bloat and subsequently works faster. I first used Scite which shipped with InstantRails. I quickly moved over to jEdit when I switched to Rails on Cygwin. With the right set of plugins you can quickly and easily get a TextMate-like editor. I decided to give Vim/GVim a try when I saw it in action. As much as I liked the raw power, things just didn’t make sense to me. When you learn to use editors a certain way, it’s hard to break old habits. Enter Cream.