Clearance gem and VIM replaces TextMate!
Written by Walter on Today found out about the <a href="http://github.com/thoughtbot/clearance">clearance gem</a>. Up to now I was using login sugar but this seems much better/up to date like using formtastic views etc.
And this just made me laugh so much I had to post it, it's Bert And Ernie the MC's ;) :
I've also switched from textmate to vim (vim works both on my debian server and os x). And it's free and basically after doing a vim tutorial and installing some plugin's it rocks even better than textmate :D. Thanks to Adam Lowe for the following tips:
Install MacVim or Gvim (For Debian based distros install with apt-get). I do frequently use terminal Vim or Vi but I like having both available. If you're on Windows you probably want to spin up a Linux box or a VM. Ruby on Rails development on Windows is going to painful.
Let's Get Plugged In
Download pathogen.vim it makes managing Vim plugins a lot simpler. Create a ~/.vim/autoload/ directory and copy pathogen.vim into it.
$ mkdir ~/.vimNext you need to create and edit your .vimrc file so that pathogen gets loaded in the correct order.
$ mkdir ~/.vim/autoload
$ cp ~/Downloads/pathogen.vim ~/.vim/autoload/
$ mvim ~/.vimrcContent:
call pathogen#runtime_prepend_subdirectories(expand('~/.vimbundles'))Create a .gvimrc to specify colorscheme
$ mvim ~/.gvimrcContent:
colorscheme vividchalkCreate a ~/.vimbundles directory and install plugins. I prefer to clone them from github.com when I can. Some plugins still need to be downloaded from vim.org, extracted and copied to your .vimbundles directory. Either way go vote up plugins you find useful on vim.org. If you don't have git installed check out git-scm.com
$ mkdir ~/.vimbundlesInstall rails.vim
$ cd ~/.vimbundles
$ git clone git://github.com/tpope/vim-rails.gitInstall cucumber.vim
$ git clone git://github.com/tpope/vim-cucumber.gitInstall vividchalk.vim
$ git clone git://github.com/tpope/vim-vividchalk.gitInstall haml.vim (There are two. I use Tim Pope's.)
$ git clone git://github.com/tpope/vim-haml.gitInstall endwise.vim
$ git clone git://github.com/tpope/vim-endwise.gitInstall surround.vim
$ git clone git://github.com/tpope/vim-surround.gitInstall unimpaired.vim
$ git clone git://github.com/tpope/vim-unimpaired.gitInstall abolish.vim
$ git clone git://github.com/tpope/vim-abolish.gitInstall repeat.vim
$ git clone git://github.com/tpope/vim-repeat.gitInstall NERD_tree.vim
$ git clone git://github.com/scrooloose/nerdtree.gitInstall NERD_commenter.vim
$ git clone git://github.com/scrooloose/nerdcommenter.gitRestart Vim and you now have a super powerful Rails editor at your fingertips.
First my .vimrc looked like this:
autocmd VimEnter * NERDTree
autocmd VimEnter * wincmd p
This loads pathogen, uses railscasts colors and finally auto-loads NERDTree and switches to the right slice (wincmd p, or ctrl-w w works too).
Problem is not always we want vim to look like textmate.
So instead I left out the last two lines in .vimrc and made the following alias
alias mate='vim -c NERDTree'
Now when I go to a rails project and enter 'mate' I see something like this:
Quick reminder: cmd+shift+3 takes screenshot in os x ;).
To close and save all, I use
It does autocompletion, has quick switching between MVC by doing :Rmodel, :Rview, etc. Has rake tasks etc. built right in. Basically it is as good (maybe better?) as textmate but then open-source/cross-platform :D. Hooray!
Have to admit it does take some time to get used to all those vim shortcuts but I found it was time to dump my good ol' joe and finally go the vim way :)
Here is my sweet vim setup: