File APIs for Java Developers
Manipulate DOC, XLS, PPT, PDF and many others from your application.
The moose likes Ruby and the fly likes Does jGrasp Support Ruby Big Moose Saloon
  Search | Java FAQ | Recent Topics | Flagged Topics | Hot Topics | Zero Replies
Register / Login

Win a copy of REST with Spring (video course) this week in the Spring forum!
JavaRanch » Java Forums » Languages » Ruby
Bookmark "Does jGrasp Support Ruby" Watch "Does jGrasp Support Ruby" New topic

Does jGrasp Support Ruby

Hunter McMillen
Ranch Hand

Joined: Mar 13, 2009
Posts: 492


Ive been reading a lot of posts about how great Ruby is so I want to try it out for myself; the developer I currently use is jGrasp and I was wondering if that supported Ruby files. If it doesn't can someone direct me to a Ruby developer and compiler please.

Hunter M.

"If the facts don't fit the theory, get new facts" --Albert Einstein
Lasse Koskela

Joined: Jan 23, 2002
Posts: 11962
You can download the Ruby interpreter from if you're on Windows. If you're on Linux and OSX you could also use your favorite package management system like apt-get or port. Here's a nice, compact tutorial for installing Ruby on these mainstream OSes.

As far as IDE's go, Eclipse has a plugin (called RDT), Netbeans has a plugin, and the creator of IntelliJ IDEA have recently released RubyMine. I currently use TextMate myself, which is really just a glorified text editor, because I'm mostly working on small scripts and utilities (I'm working on a Java-based product at the moment). For serious development, however, I'd look into one of the above IDEs.

Author of Test Driven (2007) and Effective Unit Testing (2013) [Blog] [HowToAskQuestionsOnJavaRanch]
I agree. Here's the link:
subject: Does jGrasp Support Ruby
jQuery in Action, 3rd edition