|3rd Rail™ - Praise|
Congratulations on the release of 3rdRail. As the author of Ruby and a developer, I am more than pleased that CodeGear's development tool joins the Ruby developer community. As Borland tools helped me a lot when I just began to do programming, it is a great honor to see that a CodeGear tool supports the language that I designed. 3rdRail has a well designed and very impressive interface which covers programmers at all levels from beginners to experts. I expect 3rdRail will contribute greatly to Ruby's future.
This [3rd Rail] opens up a whole new world for things like advanced refactorings. And it provides an environment that's familiar to anyone coming from IDE-heavy environments like .NET or J2EE. It's encouraging to see the Rails ecosystem extend itself to include commercial tool vendors. I heartily welcome CodeGear to the arena and I'm excited to see what they come up with. It's a wonderful time for users and vendors alike in the world of Rails.
CTC has been engaged in a standardization of system development and operation and has formed a framework named 'SINAVI'. We use Ruby and Ruby on Rails for providing high quality systems for enterprises within the framework. For fulfillment of such tasks, a multivendor collaboration and an IDE which makes systems development easier and faster are indispensable. We expect that this collaboration and the delivery of 3rdRail in Japan will accelerate the promotion of Ruby in enterprise environments.
CodeGear's new 3rdRail IDE represents an important step in tooling for Ruby on Rails. They've gone beyond macros and generators and dealt with Rails code on a logical rather than merely textual level. This opens up a whole new world for things like advanced refactorings and, in general, provides an environment that's familiar to anyone coming from IDE-heavy environments like .NET or J2EE.
People who come from a Java environment and are looking at Ruby, want an IDE. 3rdRail is the IDE they're looking for.
I am really pleased that Embarcadero supports the language I designed. It is especially impressive that 3rdRail gives consideration to everyone from beginner to expert. The new edition of TurboRuby has a very attractive feature set and I expect that both 3rdRail and TurboRuby will contribute greatly to the future of Ruby.
I love VIM and TextMate, but a development environment like 3rdRail gives me Rails-specific navigation, project management, debugging and refactoring that make me insanely productive. CodeGear has brought their tooling expertise to the world of dynamic languages, and for me there is no looking back.