what's new in rubymine

2018.1 (Apr 4)

RubyMine 2018.1, the first major update for RubyMine this year, is now available for your review! Check out the new features below and give it a try. Don't forget to share your feedback!

Smarter and Faster

Speedy RubyMine

Speedy RubyMine

The new static analysis core engine makes the IDE significantly faster. You will discover that code autocompletion suggestions, code inspection (Code | Inspect Code), and other features related to code analysis now respond and complete faster.

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Run anything

Improved Code Insight

Parsing routines are now unified for arguments in method definitions and block calls. This improved Code Insight for block variables: for instance, a block passed as a parameter is now properly resolved from the receiver block’s body.

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Run anything

Run anything

Run anything

RubyMine 2018.1 introduces a new Run anything action (double-press Ctrl) — a unified and instant way to run any command in RubyMine, such as rake tasks, rails server, generators, configurations, or even terminal commands. Not only will the new action run a command or script, but it will also save and suggest it later in the Recent commands or Temporary Configurations dropdown.

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Debug anything

Debug anything

Moreover, you can fire up the debugger from within the same action. Just press Ctrl twice to call Run anything, and then hold Shift to run a debug configuration.

Postfix code completion

Postfix code completion

Postfix completion for Ruby and Rails

The newly added postfix code completion lets you transform an existing expression without the need to move your caret about in the code to reverse, alter, or supplement a statement.

As you’d expect, you can locate the whole list of postfix templates with examples in the settings (Preferences / Settings | Editor | General | Postfix Completion), and turn off the ones you don’t use.

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Markdown

Inline diagrams in Markdown

Inline diagrams in Markdown

Markdown preview now renders inline diagrams! Insert puml (a special code snippet used by the IDE) before your diagram code in an .md file and RubyMine will properly identify the syntax and display the diagram in the preview pane.

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Debugger

Exception breakpoints in Debugger

Exception breakpoints

RubyMine’s debugger now provides a more user-friendly way to set up exception breakpoints that will suspend execution when a certain type of exception is raised. Find and enable this option in Run | View Breakpoints.

Add an exception

Configure exceptions

If you don’t want the debugger to stop at every exception raised, hit a plus button and choose which types of exceptions should be triggered.

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JavaScript

TypeScript improvements

TypeScript improvements

The new version supports the latest TypeScript features, improves the Implement Members action, and adds a new Surround with type guard quick-fix for unresolved properties. The IDE also recognizes TypeScript configuration file names other than tsconfig.json.

Extract Vue component

Extract a Vue component

Create a new Vue component from an existing one, without copy and paste – select the part of the template and use Refactor | Extract or press Alt-Enter and select Extract Vue Component.

The IDE will create a new single-file component, add an import for it, and pass all the data and methods to it with props.

CSS improvements

CSS improvements

Cmd/Ctrl-click on the class name in HTML now suggests navigating not only to its declaration in the compiled CSS file linked in this HTML file, but also to the Sass, SCSS, or Less source.

In HTML, code completion suggests classes and ids from all of the style sheets if there are no matching symbols in the linked CSS file.

See what's new in WebStorm for more of the JavaScript improvements made in RubyMine.

Version Control

Partial Git commits

Partial Git commits

The new release features the highly-desired partial git commits. This new option allows you to include code chunks into a commit using the check-boxes in the Diff pane of the Commit Changes dialog.

Moreover, you can associate the code chunks with a changelist, and track them separately.

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More Git actions

More Git actions

We've also added three new actions to make it easier to use the rebasing procedure from the IDE: Abort Rebase, Continue Rebase, and Skip Commit. Call the new actions from the handy Git Branches pop-up.

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Other improvements:

  • New Open in terminal action. Read more.
  • Navigate through identifier occurrences. Read more.
  • Comment out HTML and Ruby in .html.erb. Read more.
  • The navigation bar is now enabled dy default. Read more.
  • IDE Settings Sync plugin. Read more.
  • By default RubyMine now completes current statements on pressing Enter.
  • Improved documentation UI.
2017.3 (Nov 29)

A better IDE

Better performance

Better performance

This release has significant performance improvements that the team have been working on the whole year. To put it in a nutshell, the IDE has become faster, which is especially easy to see when RubyMine works at full blast. Go to Code | Inspect Code to run it for your whole project and see for yourself.

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Better
                                 resolution

Better resolution

Navigate to Declaration, one of RubyMine's most beloved and used features, has become even better! We've eliminated bottlenecks that might have prevented you from jumping to external keywords like callbacks and responders. Update now to see the rest of the resolution improvements no other editor can offer.

Better Code Insight

Better Code Insight

Code Insight features have been significantly reworked. In particular, RubyMine has become much better at mapping declared method arguments with the given ones.

Not only that, but some built-in Inspections and Intentions have been fixed, making the IDE even more robust.

Run v2017.3 and inspect any particular errors, and fix them in bulk across the whole project.

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Support
                                  for complex projects

Better support for complex projects

Another highlight of the new RubyMine improvements is that now there is better support for applications with nested projects, like Rails Event Store. For these types of applications, the IDE detects the projects located within the app and their own Gemfiles and allows you to install and resolve the required dependencies.

Please note, your feedback is indispensable for us to further improve the applications with complex architecture.

WSL

Windows subsystem for Linux

Linux subsystem for Windows

RubyMine 2017.3 features Windows Bash Support! We encourage our Windows users to try out WSL in RubyMine to get rid of any painful configs on Windows, and exploit the full power of the IDE.

Follow this tutorial to install WSL, and then add it as a remote SDK in RubyMine (Preferences / Settings | Languages & Frameworks | Ruby SDK and Gems | New remote).

Refactoring

Extract method to
                                      private

Extract methods to private and protected

Extracting methods with RubyMine is a piece of cake, but now it's even sweeter. With this release you can extract methods (Refactor | Extract) to a private, protected, or even public section if you want.

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RuboCop

Rubocop autocorrect
                                      options

Autocorrect by offense class or cop department

Starting from now, RubyMine's RuboCop in-editor autocorrections outperform any other alternative. With a simple Alt+Enter you can autocorrect the whole file or fix a specific cop department or an offense class.

Together with RubyMine's respect for your rubocop.yml configs, this makes the IDE your personal code style censor.

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Code style

Method indentation and spaces around operators

You asked us to add an ability to indent private and protected methods, and now you got it! Find these options in Editor | Code style | Ruby and reformat your methods' indentation the way you want (Code | Reformat code).

In addition, you can now choose which operators should be wrapped with space, and which kept as is. The formatter will follow your choice.

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Parameter
                            Name Hints

Parameter name hints improved

Parameter name hints have become much cannier: you can now configure them to be displayed for literals only, as well as turn them off for excessive cases, e.g. when the given arguments are self-explanatory.

Moreover, the new Show implicit param grouping option will wrap all the optional values into the improvised array for better visibility.

Find the new settings in Preferences / Settings | Editor | General | Appearance.

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Puppet

Embedded Puppet template syntax

DevOps is the future and Puppet doesn't rest on its laurels – nor does RubyMine! The new release brings support for the EPP template syntax.

Not only does the IDE now recognize the original EPP syntax, but it also correctly autocompletes and navigates from templates to manifests and back.

On top of that, Rename Refactoring works for variables and parameters, and you can Find Usages of your template files in seconds.

Debugger

Trace to_s eval
                                               with the debugger

Trace to_s evaluation

The new Trace to_s evaluation option detects costly operations and throws a timeout message, saving you time during the debugging session.

Find it in Preferences / Settings | Build, Execution, Deployment | Debugger and check it out for yourself.

REST Client

New REST Client

New REST client

This release introduces a new way to test APIs from the IDE. Now you can write HTTP requests in a .http file and then quickly run them with the icons on the editor gutter.

JavaScript

Better code completion,
documentation, CSS, and Vue.js

Code completion and parameter info for the standard JavaScript objects, methods, and Web APIs have all been improved, thanks to the TypeScript declaration files. Also, the documentation available via F1 now includes a brief description of the methods.

The Vue.js support features, completion and navigation to the definition, now work for Vue props, properties in the data object, computed properties, and methods. You will also find a collection of code snippets for Vue!

Code completion for CSS properties and values has become more precise, with the previously missing completion suggestions added for values with transform, transition, and pointer-events properties.

Version Control

Interactively Rebase from Here, workspaces for branches, and more

The Log viewer now offers an Interactively Rebase from Here action, which can help you pick, edit, skip, squash, reword, and fixup commits through a convenient UI dialog.

Now when you switch between branches, the IDE preserves your workspace: the opened files, the current run configuration, and the breakpoints.

Finally, RubyMine now shows the files which were changed by merge commits, even if they differ from one parent. Not only that, but the IDE also displays a 3-panel Diff for the merge conflicts.

Database tools

Managing schema, SQL generator, grouping data sources, and more

The Schemas node in the database tree has been replaced with a hover option, which shows the number of schemas currently displayed in the tree. Click on it to add or hide schemas.

You can now use the SQL generator to generate DDL scripts with options. Go to Context xmenu | SQL Scripts | SQL Generator and get the generated DDL of any type of object (table, schema, procedure) or even several objects simultaneously.

Also, we’ve added the following SSH improvements:

  • Reading OpenSSH config files (~/.ssh/config и /etc/ssh/ssh_config).
  • Showing dialogue for a One Time Password.
  • Using Ssh-agent and Pageant authentication.

Finally, the long-awaited ability to group data sources is available in this release.

Other improvements:

2017.2 (Jul 18)

RubyMine 2017.2, the second major update for RubyMine this year, is now released! Check out the new features below and give it a try. Don't forget to share your feedback!

Docker Compose

Docker Compose

Docker Compose

RubyMine 2017.2 upgrades Docker support with Docker Compose! Open your Docker project in RubyMine, and set Docker Compose as a remote SDK (Preferences / Settings | Languages & Frameworks | Ruby SDK and Gems | New remote | Docker Compose). Now you can work with your multiple Docker containers taking advantage of the whole set of RubyMine features from code analysis and editing tools to debugging and testing suites!

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Debug with Docker Compose

Debugging applications

Moreover, with this release you can debug apps inside a docker-compose service using the powerful RubyMine debugger. You have configured Docker Compose in RubyMine. Now add gems ruby-debug-ide and debase to your Gemfile, install them with docker-compose build. Now set breakpoints where needed and start debugging Ruby or Rails apps inside your container!

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RuboCop

RuboCop quick-fixes

Quick-fixes for RuboCop

Our previous major release featured RuboCop inspections. This release enhances them with an ability to auto-correct the discovered code smells. Put a caret on a highlighted code, press Alt+Enter, and fix all bad code in the file with RuboCop.

Breadcrumbs

Ruby breadcrumbs

Breadcrumbs for Ruby

This release brings breadcrumbs for structure elements in Ruby: modules, classes, methods, blocks, and custom names for RSpec groups and examples. You will also discover breadcrumbs for JavaScript, as well as XML and HTML breadcrumbs redesigned in the same manner.

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JavaScript

JavaScript & TypeScript

The new Move Symbol refactoring allows you to safely move classes, global functions or variables in ES6 modules from one JavaScript or TypeScript file to another.

Coding assistance in JavaScript files now respects webpack module resolution. When you’re using a complex webpack configuration with aliases and multiple modules, the IDE will properly resolve paths in import statements and suggest symbols to import.

Code style

The new Arrangement and Blank lines code style options allow you to configure how different blocks of code such as fields and methods are ordered and separated. Call the Rearrange Code action or use it together with Reformat Code to make code more readable and consistent.

Also, you can now import some of the ESLint code style rules to the IDE’s JavaScript code style settings.

Improved Sass SCSS

Improved SASS and SCSS

For Sass and SCSS selectors created using &, you can now use code completion in HTML files and navigate to the definition.

For the nested selector, you can quickly jump to the definition with Cmd-click / Ctrl+click.

Version Control

Revert and reword commits

The Git Log features two new handy actions: Revert and Reword.

Revert allows you to remove any registered changes by adding a new commit. Read more

Reword provides a convenient way to reword your local commits. Read more

Format commit message

Format commit messages

The settings for the Commit dialog have been reworked and moved to the Commit Dialog page (Preferences / Settings | Version Control | Commit Dialog).

The new settings let you customize the rules applied to commit messages: a blank line between the subject and the body, and the maximum length. Also, now the IDE offers a quick fix and the Reformat action inside Commit Message.

Improved Shelf

Shelf

The Shelf tab has been reworked for better performance and ergonomics. Now it has a Preview panel and provides a new action to compare the “shelved” version of a file with its local version.

User Interface

Gutter in Find in Path

Find in Path

The Preview panel in Find in Path now has a Gutter – a left-side pane like the one in the editor – with line numbers, navigation icons, and local change markers.

Search results from the same lines are now merged together.

Other improvements:

  • Database improvements.
  • Debugging with Docker.
  • Added RuboCop inspections and quick-fixes to scratch files.
  • Fixed significant performance issues.
  • Added an ability to compare items with different deployed versions.
  • Patches can now be created to clipboard.