“Ruby In Steel” to aid your Ruby debugging pains


Saphire In Steel has written a Ruby IDE for Visual Studio 2005 called Ruby In Steel. This definitely will give a big boost to all the Ruby/Watir browser automation going on right now.


Back at the beginning of 2006 when I was shopping for an automation solution, I gave Ruby and Watir whole-hearted try and was extremely frustrated that I was spending so much time debugging in a JavaScript like world. Can you say “Pain-in-the-ass” and “Inefficient”? Since then I’ve moved on to SWEA (SW Explorer Automation) and have been EXTREMELY happy debugging in Visual Studio.


For those of you working in the Ruby and Watir world you can download the beta version of Ruby In Steel here. If you want to see it in action you watch a debugging video demo here.

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