Author Archives: Mark Dickson

Installing E-TextEditor and Cygwin

E-TextEditor is a very useful tool in the world of Ruby on Rails.  It combines a robust text editor with syntax highlighting for a large library of languages while also incorporating Cygwin (a UNIX shell for Windows) in order for you to build and execute code directly in the text editor.

E-TextEditor utilizes bundles, which allows for endless possibilities when it comes to support for languages and frameworks.  E is similar to a program called TextMate that runs solely on the Mac, but thankfully programmers can enjoy a comparable experience on Windows. In fact, E-TextEditor runs many of TextMate’s bundles on Windows.  This is all thanks to Cygwin. “Get that Linux feeling – on Windows!”