By octav on Jan 28, 2008
I recently experimented with Ruby on Rails, using NetBeans 6. My previous attempt with RoR was about 9 month ago and I remember having to do a lot of curls and makes to get everything configured. Getting started with NetBeans has been very easy, since there is a distribution (19 MB download) for Ruby developers and the IDE also included the runtime.
Given that I know Tor, the main architect and implementor of Ruby/JRuby tooling in NetBeans and I recently googled his name and Ruby. I found this excellent video that got me up to speed in no time. It turns out that the video has been extremely successful - as of 1/28/08 it had more that 100K downloads. Very impressive.