Alright, one of the biggest things holding me back from trying Ruby in a large scale is the lack, or perceived lack, of a full fledged IDE that comes close to the experience I get with VS.Net/ReSharper (I’m gonna play with the Ruby support in NetBeans soon). I simply don’t want to code in anything without Intellisense, code navigation, background compilation, and automated refactoring. I won’t use Visual Studio without ReSharper, period. I am spoiled.
One of my colleagues at my client was telling stories today of programming in the military by physically plugging wires into the correct slots. Bet that was fun to debug. I think I’m going to spend the rest of the day being happy with my tools.