Posts Tagged ‘Emacs’

  • IDEs are obsolete

    on Nov 5, 12 • by Alen Zukich • with No Comments


    Last time, I did a controversial post about the benefits of IDEs over text editors. With IDEs, I argued that the tools available far outweigh any advantages you get from text editors. For example, IDEs provide built-in tools for refactoring, auto-completion, static analysis, and testing, just to name a few. But I must admit I’m a bit of a hypocrite. I do in fact use Vim.  I use it mainly because it is just easier to open a file quickly. But that’s just me. I don’t do pure development currently, so I only need to

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  • IDE vs text editor

    on May 10, 11 • by Alen Zukich • with 8 Comments


    I’m sure this topic has been discussed a million times, but hey, here we go again.  A recent question came up on whether people liked their experience of Eclipse vs. Visual Studio.  Of course this brought up the advantages of one versus the other.  But is that really a fair comparison? It really depends.  What type of application are you building — a native Windows application?  Surely going with Visual Studio makes sense. But if the goal is cross-platform, then you might look at Eclipse. Glad to see people are thinking about IDEs, but what

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