Rubymine killer feature

Oleg,
You were asking me what would I like to see in Rubymine documentation?  I have responded to it in the previous thread.  For me though, following feature functionality is what I was looking for in NetBeans for the longest time and they still don't have it:

You can evaluate any expression while debugging session is paused or a breakpoint is hit.
Just press Alt+F8 and type an expression or a code fragment. RubyMine editor                 coding assistance is of course available here.
Remember that all expressions are evaluated against the current context.

This is out of your documentation and I have tested it, it works fine.  I would love to see this and the Rails Console tied together somehow and make it a totally interactive development environment.  That would be very hard to beat.  What do you think?

Bharat

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Bharat,

You can evaluate any expression while debugging session is paused or a breakpoint is hit.
Just press Alt+F8 and type an expression or a code fragment. RubyMine editor coding assistance is of course available here.
Remember that all expressions are evaluated against the current context.
This is out of your documentation and I have tested it, it works fine.

See RubyMine /  Procedures /  Debugging /  Exploring Frames /  Evaluating Expressions topic of RubyMine documentation.

I would love to see this and the Rails Console tied together somehow and make it a totally interactive development environment.  That would be very hard to beat.  What do you think?

We have plans to implement such a functionality: http://www.jetbrains.net/jira/browse/RUBY-3514
Feel free to vote and comment.

Regards,
Oleg

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I think Kevin is right. and I would like to vote for this feature.  How do I do that?  The page does not show anyplace to vote?

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Click on "view" link in Votes. And then you will see "Add" button. Also at first you should register in our JIRA
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