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Hartland, Devon, United Kingdom, 2007/02/26 - SapphireSteel Software today released version 1.0 of Ruby In Steel PE 'Personal Edition' – a Ruby editing and debugging environment for Microsoft’s Visual Studio 2005.
Ruby In Steel PE provides support for both Ruby and Ruby On Rails ('Rails') developers. It includes code coloring and folding, Ruby On Rails project management and an integrated visual debugger. The software is completely free and has no restrictions on use.
Ruby In Steel PE is SapphireSteel Software's entry-level Ruby product for Visual Studio users. In January, the company launched its commercial Ruby IDE, Ruby In Steel Developer at an introductory price of $199. Ruby In Steel Developer, the only professional Ruby IDE for Visual Studio, features unparalleled Ruby IntelliSense and the ultra-fast 'Cylon' debugger for Ruby and Rails.
According to SapphireSteel Software Director of Technology, Huw Collingbourne, "Ruby In Steel PE is the perfect platform for Visual Studio users to learn to program Ruby and Rails. The fact that it is free does not mean that it is lacking in power. We believe it rivals or surpasses any Ruby IDE currently available from other companies or from the open source community. The fact that it is fully integrated into Visual Studio means that users of Visual Studio will be able to get up to speed with Ruby without having to learn to use unfamiliar tools."
Ruby In Steel PE has been in development for more than a year and has been through a nine month public beta test prior to release.
About Ruby and Ruby On Rails
Ruby is an object oriented, interpreted, programming language. During 2006, it emerged from relative obscurity to become one of the fastest growing languages globally. Ruby On Rails ('Rails') is a web application framework for Ruby. It enables developers to create interactive, data-driven, applications such as Blogs, Wikis and eCommerce sites. Ruby On Rails won the Jolt Award for the best Web Development Tool of 2006.
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About SapphireSteel Software
SapphireSteel Software (sapphiresteel.com) specialises in Ruby development tools for Microsoft Visual Studio. Founded in 2006, SapphireSteel Software is a division of Rosedown Mill Ltd., a UK-based software development and consultancy company founded in 1994.