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Open Source RubyMine Alternatives

The best open source alternative to RubyMine is Atom. It's not free, so if you're looking for a free alternative, you could try Eclipse or Geany. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 10 alternatives to RubyMine and nine of them is open source so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting open source alternatives to RubyMine are Aptana Studio, TextMate, Runestone and Scribes.

RubyMine alternatives are mainly Text Editors but may also be IDEs or Code Editors. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of RubyMine.
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  1. Atom icon

    Atom

    • Free PersonalOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Chrome OS
    • BSD
    • Electron / Atom Shell

    Atom is an open-source, Electron based text editor with a massive ecosystem of plugins and themes that are easily accessible through a built-in package manager. Being built with Electron, it uses web technology (HTML, CSS, JavaScript and Node.

    ⚫︎ Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsAtom can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
    ⚫︎ CustomizableAtom is easy to customize with themes or similar features.
    ⚫︎ Syntax HighlightingAtom supports syntax highlighting for various programming and markup languages.
    ⚫︎ Dark ModeAtom supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
    ⚫︎ Real time collaborationMultiple users can work together in Atom simultaneously.
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    Discontinued

    Atom will be discontinued at the end of 2022: https://github.blog/2022-06-08-sunsetting-atom/

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  2. Eclipse is an extensible development platform with runtimes and application frameworks for building, deploying and managing software across the entire software lifecycle.

    ⚫︎ Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsEclipse can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
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  3. Geany is a small and lightweight Integrated Development Environment. It was developed to provide a small and fast IDE, which has only a few dependencies from other packages.

    ⚫︎ LightweightGeany consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    ⚫︎ Syntax HighlightingGeany supports syntax highlighting for various programming and markup languages.
    ⚫︎ CustomizableGeany is easy to customize with themes or similar features.
    ⚫︎ Spell CheckingGeany can detect and correct all types of grammar and spelling mistakes.
    ⚫︎ PortableGeany can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    Aptana Studio

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    Aptana Studio is a complete web development environment that combines powerful authoring tools with a collection of online hosting and collaboration services that help you and your team do more. Includes support for PHP, CSS, FTP, and more...

    ⚫︎ Real time collaborationMultiple users can work together in Aptana Studio simultaneously.
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  5. TextMate brings Apple's approach to operating systems into the world of text editors. By bridging UNIX underpinnings and GUI, TextMate cherry-picks the best of both worlds to the benefit of expert scripters and novice users alike.

    ⚫︎ Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsTextMate can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
    ⚫︎ Syntax HighlightingTextMate supports syntax highlighting for various programming and markup languages.
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    Runestone

    • FreemiumOpen Source
    • iPhone
    • iPad

    A performant, lightweight, and simple plain text editor with syntax highlighting, line numbers, search and replace, page guide, and much more.

    ⚫︎ Syntax HighlightingRunestone supports syntax highlighting for various programming and markup languages.
    ⚫︎ CustomizableRunestone is easy to customize with themes or similar features.
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    Scribes

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    A text editor for GNOME that combines simplicity with power.

    ⚫︎ Syntax HighlightingScribes supports syntax highlighting for various programming and markup languages.
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    Scribes simple and sleek (startup)
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    Embitz

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows

    Embitz is a free C/C++ IDE built to meet the most demanding needs of its users working in the field of embedded software development Finally, an IDE with all the features you need and operation across different targets (ARM, MSP430, PIC, ...).

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  9. Zero IDE icon

    Zero IDE makes fast and predictable building and testing your software project without needing extra tooling more than a text editor and a terminal.

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