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Basically this is a discussion whether you use an IDE for coding/development and which one for which language do you use?

 

If you don;t know, an "IDE" is an Integrated development environment. It basically is a super version of notepad with a built in compiler and source organizer.

 

 

 

I use an IDE for complex projects when there is more than one directory of files to deal with. For example; if I had the following directory hierarchy, I would use an IDE:

com\ballerplaya\
com\ballerplaya\images
com\ballerplaya\images\loading
com\ballerplaya\images\game
com\ballerplaya\images\game\sprites
com\ballerplaya\images\game\tiles
com\ballerplaya\utils
com\ballerplaya\lua
com\ballerplaya\libs
com\ballerplaya\scripts

 

If I had something like the following, I would use text-pad + mingw:

com\ballerplaya\
com\ballerplaya\\resoruces

 

 

My preferred Java IDE is eclipse for its portability across platforms and simple interface. I use Dev c++ for c++. For anything web based, I use dreamweaver. It has ftp capabilities, editing, preview, get from server, etc options.

 

So what is your opinion on IDEs/ which do you use for what?


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I use notepad++ for html, css, and php. Visual Studio for C#, and Netbeans for Java. Other than that I don't do much development so that's all.

 

Netbeans is by far my favorite, I find it very intuitive and fast.


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I use Gedit for pretty much everything except for the rare occasion when I do some Java, then I use Eclipse. I really just don't need all the bells and whistles.


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I use Emacs. It has everything and even more. It's really hard to use though, I had to print the commands on paper to remember them. There are SIX pages of commands, and those are just the basic ones. With plugins there's a ton more.

 

This picture explains the difficulty really well:

 

 

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Not only does it do basic stuff like syntax highlighting, but it also has version control, debugger, spellcheck, web browser, mail reader, TETRIS etc.

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I use butterflies.

 

Seriously though, Visual Studio for C# and for debugging C/C++ stuff, command line for C/C++ stuff that doesn't need debugged.


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I use butterflies.

Because we went there, obligatory xkcd:

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But really, now that Emacs has a vim emulator, the conclusion is simple; vim is the best editor, and Emacs is the best operating system.


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I use visual studio for stuff like asp.net, vb.net sometimes C++, then notepad++ if I'm not doing much or simple xhtml/css/T-Sql/bit of MySql, Eclipse for Java, Aptana Studio for PHP, and I'm sure I'm missing some. I also occasionnally use vim, but I'm mostly on Windows so this one it's a little less.

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I use butterflies.

Because we went there, obligatory xkcd:

real_programmers.png

 

But really, now that Emacs has a vim emulator, the conclusion is simple; vim is the best editor, and Emacs is the best operating system.

 

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This was added as an "easter egg" after that xkcd comic :P

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Qt Creator for C++/Qt

Code::Blocks just to have around for "other" C++ stuffVisual Studio 2010 for C#/.NET & ASP.NET (C#/HTML/CSS/JavaScript)

eclipse for Java

Notepad++ for various things


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Notepad++ for for coding and command line compilers.

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Notepad++ for for coding and command line compilers.

Replace Notepad++ with my my preferred text editor, and that pretty much sums up my feelings on the matter.

Too many of my classmates have come to rely on bloated IDEs, to the point that they have great difficulty thinking without said programs, and that scares me. My thoughts might change if/when I find (or invent) a need for an IDE, but I'll keep things as simple as possible for as long as it serves my porpoises.


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Gedit (Or nano) and bash are good enough for me in most cases (Web design needs Firefox + Firebug however).

 

E: This reminded me of Eclipse, I thought I might want to do some Java programming when I'm bored on the train tomorrow. So I searched for it.

 

The results make me want to cry.


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