So you want to be able to tail a log but you are developing in a windows environment. In the past you had to install cygwin to make that happen. Today that isn’t the case.
I am not sure how long this has been in place but the guys at Notepad++ have really out done themselves.
When developing in rails, it is nice to see what the development.log is showing. With most text editors you have to either refresh the text or close the editor and reopen it. In either case you still have to scroll to the bottom of the log.
With Notepad ++ 5.1 (which is what I am using) the log automatically updates and all you have to do is go view it. If this feature has been in place for a long time, GREAT!!!
However, when someone doesn’t know it is there, it is like putting glasses on and noticing how beautiful trees are for the first time.