Buy RubyMine

Types of RubyMine's licenses and how to pick one, available discounts and is it possible to crack it
06 July 2017   1098

A dynamic, open source programming language with a focus on simplicity and productivity, it has an elegant syntax that is natural to read and easy to write.

Every developer needs a convenient and powerful tool for a coding. Despite the fact that many programmers prefer text editors, IDE-systems offer a much bigger range of possibilities. They simplify code navigation, have an auto-completion function, highlight the syntax and errors in it.

RubyMine is one of the most powerful and popular Ruby IDEs.

rubymine interfaceRubyMine Interface


A smart and easy to use integrated development environment for the Ruby language and Rails web framework.


  • Specialized solution for Ruby programmers;
  • Syntax highlighting and autocompletion, the written code is analyzed “on the fly”, with the immediate fix ability;
  • Navigation by code elements or by the project itself;
  • Built-in Ruby debugger;
  • RoR and Sinatra support;
  • Integrated with Git, Subversion, Mercurial, Perforce, CVS;
  • Flexible customization.

It has a quite high price but also two trial version and multiple discounts. Let’s figure out, how much does it cost and what version are available. 

RubyMine Prices

Payment is possible only on a rental basis, with yearly or monthly payments.  For an individual user, the year of use of RubyMine will cost $ 89 for the organization it will cost  $ 199 for one copy.  You can buy a license for several years ahead, saving about 40% of the amount. Monthly payment is possible, however in this case the total price tag for 12 months will grow by approximately 20% - $ 238.8 for the company. JetBrains offer completely free access to their IDE for students, teachers, educational institutions, open-source projects. Startups can receive a 50% discount for three years. The price for graduates of universities and users of other Ruby IDEs is reduced by 25%. See our table for more information.

License type Business Individual
Per month $19.9 $8.9
Per year(1st year) $199.9 $89
Second Year $159 $71
Third Year $119 $53

Main differences between Business and Individual are that Business licence is billed to a legal entity and that Individual license cannot be purchased by the companies. 

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RubyMine webpage

Also, if you will buy license per month for some time, you will receive 20% discount for uninterrupted subscription for 2nd year, 40% discount for uninterrupted subscription for 3rd year onwards. Additionally, all license holders qualify for a flat annual rate at 20% off while on continuous subscription.

RubyMine discounts, free and trial versions 

Also, there is branched discounts, free and trial versions system. These type of users can get a discount:

  1. Startups - 50% OFF
    Private software development companies that have been in business for 3 years or fewer qualify for a 50% discount on commercial licenses for RubyMine and all other JetBrains products. The discount is valid for a total of up to 10 licenses for all products combined.

    There are some requirements in order apply for this discount:

    1. Is privately held,
    2. Has been in business for no more than 3 years,
    3. Is engaged in development of a software-based product or service, and
    4. Is an established business with a website and/or existing public references on the Internet.

      If your company meets these criteria, you can apply for your discount now.

      After your application is approved, your startup discount will be available for one or more purchases of up to 10 licenses per organization during 24 months.

      You will have to fill in the form, where you need to provide information about your company (name, website, core business, address) and add a scanned official document that proofs your business (any official document which states when your company was established) or a link with this info. 

      Ruby on Rails

      A framework written in the Ruby programming language

  2. Student graduation - 25% OFF
    JetBrains provides a 25% Graduation discount, which can be used with the purchase of a new personal subscription for any single JetBrains product or for the All Products pack.  A Graduation discount should be redeemed within 1 year of your Student License expiration date. 

  3. For competitive tools users - 25% OFF
    Owners of other commercial tools competitive to RubyMine qualify for a 25% OFF towards standard commercial or personal subscription for RubyMine.

    If you've previously purchased a commercial product competitive to RubyMine, then you are eligible for this discount. Developers manual processes all requests. This means that, the final decision is left to JetBrains. Competitive discount can't be combined with other discounts (such as start-up discount, volume discount, etc), and can't be applied if you already have RubyMine licenses.

    A proof of purchase of a competitive product is required in order to get the discount. Proof of purchase may be an invoice, receipt or similar document.

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Free RubyMine

You can apply for a free version if you are:

  1. Student.
    Students can use all JetBrains tools for free upon verification based on domain or ISIC card. You can get all JetBrains products at once. There are 3 ways to apply for these license:
    1. with yor email, registered under the university's domain. You will receive further instructions on it.
    2. by providing the scan of your ISIC/ITIC card.
    3. any other official document certifying your affiliation with your academic institution, e.g. a scanned copy of your student card.

      This tickets will be reviewed by a real person and may take up to a week.

  2. Teachers.

    Teachers can get a classroom license. License allow the software to be installed and used in on-site classrooms and labs, with per-machine license distribution via JetBrains License Server (a web application that enables the administration of floating licenses).
    This apply also needs official document to be added. Classroom licenses are valid for one year. You can upgrade to any new versions released during that time for free.

  3. Open-source project.
    Non-commercial Open Source projects can qualify for free licenses to RubyMine and other JetBrains tools provided that they meet a set of simple criteria:

  • Available only to non-commercial open source projects.
  • Provided only to core team developers.
  • You have to be a project lead or core committer to apply
  • Project must be at least 3 months old
  • Project is in active development
  • Projects that are sponsored by a commercial company or organization, or those with employees paid to work on the project are not eligible
  • Projects cannot provide commercial services (such as consulting or training) around the product, or distribute paid versions of the software

    This license lasts for 1 year and must be applied again to renew.

RubyMine Free Trial

Also, there are two types of trial version 30 and 90 days. 30 days trial doesn’t require any applies and form filling in. To receive a 90 days team trial you will have to fill in short form and wait to be contacted.

Free licenses has no restrictions on functionality but some (classroom, open source) requires upgrade (prolongation request).

RubyMine Payment Methods

Developers accept these payment methods:

  • American Express
  • Discover
  • Diners Club
  • JCB
  • MasterCard
  • Visa
  • paypal
  • bank/wire transfer
  • cheques

Can only be payed in US dollars. 

RubyMine perpetual fallback license

Perpetual fallback license is the license that allows you to use a specific version of software without an active subscription for it. The license also includes all bugfix updates, more specifically in X.Y.Z version all Z releases are included.

When purchasing an annual subscription, you will immediately get a perpetual fallback license for the exact version available at the time.

If paying on a monthly basis, as soon as you pay for 12 consecutive months, you will receive this perpetual fallback license providing you with access to the exact product version for when your 12 consecutive months subscription started. You will receive perpetual fallback licenses for every version you’ve paid 12 consecutive months for.

This option is available whether you subscribe to a single product or the ‘All Products’ option.

RubyMine Refund Policy

Also, you can apply for a refund. We refund annual subscription orders up to 30 days after the purchase date.

Monthly subscription orders can be refunded up to 7 days after the purchase date.

To request a refund, please contact sales and send us the order reference number, invoice number or other purchase-related information.


As you can see, company has a very serious approach for a discounts and free version of their products, so, it is impossible to “simulate” a student or an open-source project to receive free version.

Some “bad” users would like to find “ rubymine keygen” or a “rubymine crack” but, luckily RubyMine checks it’s license constantly thru the web, so, there is no way to “crack” it.

Rubymine developers allows you to choose the optimal type of license. They don't require money from those who study programming, who creates an open-source project, have humane attitude for start-ups. If you have a real commercial start-up project and you need to use Rubymine for developing, you can receive good discount. 

RubyMine isn't cheap for a commercial use, but it is one of the best Ruby IDEs in industry. 

How To Start an Open Source Project

Personal experience on the open source project; doing it effectively without mistakes
26 January 2018   1275

My name is Dmitriy Strukov and I’m Ruby developer. Today I want to share my experience creating an open source solution. I will talk about what steps the project should take, how to choose the right functionality for the first release, and what mistakes I faced personally when creating my open source project.

Half a year ago, I got the idea that it would be good to create an open source project. Instead of test tasks for the interview, it would be enough for me to send a link to the repository. The prospect of helping colleagues with the solution to their everyday problems inspired me.

I’ve always disliked gems for creating administration panels. Any extra movement needs to redefine the class, and for change fields you need to make changes to the files. After thinking and conversing with colleagues, I decided to create a new library which would be flexible and would not require dashboards or configuration files.


Initially, the project was focused on the Ruby ecosystem, but this would limit the target audience of such a solution. SimpleAdmin is a cross-platform solution for administrative panels, working as a third party service. Obtaining data from the database from the main application works with the help of a plugin. In the Ruby on Rail it engine, in which the necessary endpoints are created. In the near future, the launch of a prototype is planned.

Determine the goals

Every open source project solves a specific problem. Talk with colleagues, chats, forums, and share your idea. It all helps you on the first steps to understand important things, like which solutions already exist, and to hear criticism. Talk with people who already have open source projects. They can give you very valuable advice, so don’t be afraid to ask and take the initiative.

One important bit of advice which I got at that stage is to pay attention in the first place on the documentation of the project. You can have a very good project, but no one will spend the time to understand how it works.

The most important aspect, without which further steps are impossible, is motivation. The idea of the project should inspire you primarily. Most often people get used to the tools with which they work and fall into a comfort zone, so external opinions may be ambiguous.


The choice of a certain task manager is a matter of taste. It should have a clear picture of the tasks and stages of your project.

Divide tasks into sub-tasks. Ideally, if one task does not take more than 3–4 hours, it is important to enjoy the implementation of small tasks. This will help to avoid burnout and loss of motivation.

I use pivotal tracker . The main advantage is a free version for open source projects where you can sort tasks by type (feature, bug, chore, release), and group them into releases and determined deadlines.


Every open source project should contain these things:

  • Open Source license
  • Contributing guidelines
  • Changelog

The README file not only explains how to use your project, but also the purpose of your project. If you do not know how to properly write a README file, you can look at other known open source projects or use a template .

The license guarantees that others can use, copy and modify the source code of the project. You need to add this file to each repository with your open source project. MIT and Apache 2.0 GPLv3 are the most popular licenses for open source projects. If you are not sure what to choose, you can use this convenient service .

The CONTRIBUTING file will help other developers contribute to the project. At the first steps of the project, it is not necessary to pay close attention to this file. You can use the already prepared template from another project.

Changelog contains a supported, chronologically-ordered list of significant changes for each version. As with the CONTRIBUTING file, I do not advise paying special attention to this at an early stage.


To track important changes for users and contributors, there is a semantic version . The version number contains numbers and adheres to the following pattern X.Y.Z.

  • X major release
  • Y minor release
  • Z patch release

Continuous integration / Continuous delivery

To automatically run tests and build, I use Travis CI. It’s also a good idea to add badges to display the successful assembly of the build in the wizard, the test coverage (Codecov), and the documentation (Inch CI).

After each new commit or merge in the master, I automatically have a deploy on Heroku (very convenient integration with GitHub). All tools are absolutely free for an open source project.

My mistakes

To analyze the initial stage, I had an idea, but there was no clear plan. I decided that I wanted to do this without having a clear idea of how much time it would take or a specific representation of the functions that would be in the first version of the library. I had just a lot of desire and lack of a clear plan.

Also, after reading the history of other projects (not only open source), I noticed that at an early stage, some plans are too optimistic. They need a reassessment of their strengths and capabilities. But it’s not easy to find time each day to write a new feature in the project. Most of the tasks eventually had to be weeded out, leaving the necessary minimum for MVP.