Frequently a tool crops up that makes me feel foolish for not using it – that tool today is Rails.vim. It rocks in so many ways I am seriously considering having Tim Pope’s babies – were such a thing possible.

  • Automatic method completion!
  • Automatic switching to fixtures, unit tests, and other context-sensitive actions!
  • Excellent syntax highlighting!
  • Hooks into your script/ directory!

And really too much stuff to articulate here. Just use it! Yay for IDEs that don’t slow you down – I’m looking at you, RadRails.

Getting it working under modern Ubuntus (ubunti?) is stupid easy (as a normal user):

 sudo aptitude install vim-rails