I love pry.

Aside from prettifying the output of your terminal when debugging, it is a bit more handy thanks to it’s extra features. Here’s a railscast to see what you can do with pry.

If you want to use pry as the default shell for rails console you can simple open up your config/development.rb file and add:

MyApp::Application.configure do
  # start copying here
    silence_warnings do
            require 'pry'
            IRB = Pry
        rescue LoadError
   # end copying here

and ensure that pry has been added to the Gemfile.

or if you want a one liner approach (one line of config and a bundle install to be clear), just add the pry-rails gem to your Gemfile

gem 'pry-rails', :group => :development