Sam Rudd wrote:
> Thank you, I'm now looking into ZenTest.
>
> On Wed, Apr 9, 2008 at 12:14 AM, Phillip Gawlowski <
> cmdjackryan / googlemail.com> wrote:
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>> Sam Rudd wrote:
>> | Before I start I'd like to say how happy I am for finding this forum,
>> | and the mailing list. I'm very glad to find like-minded Ruby enthusiasts
>> | like you guys!
>> |
>> | Right, as you can see from the link below, I have a custom-made IDE, but
>> | it's got a blank box that I'd like to fill with a debugging tool, but I
>> | can't find one. I've searched google, but still can't find one that
>> | provides debugging and a runtime debug log. Does anyone know of/use such
>> | a tool, and can provide me a link?
>>
>>
>> While not technically a debugger, you could run autotest in that spot.
>> (ZenTest is the gem providing it, IIRC).
>>
>> IME, tests and the Ruby stack trace (once you know where to look at),
>> together with liberally sprinkled puts statements is more useful than a
>> debugger.
>>
>> YMMV, though.
>>
>> - --
>> Phillip Gawlowski
>> Twitter: twitter.com/cynicalryan
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I think you really also ought to look hard at ruby-debug. It's extremely 
useful, in my estimation. Zentest isn't quite the same approach to 
coding errors, of course, but is still outstanding.

Finally, as a third, and possibly best approach of all, do check out 
rspec.rubyforge.org.

I'm exploring all of these currently, and finding them all very much 
worth my time.

Tom

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