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Offline TechSY730

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IDE of Choice
« on: November 07, 2011, 11:01:57 AM »
I am just curious about what IDE people like to use, or if they even use them. (I know of some people who do text files and command line only)

Me personally? I use Eclipse. One of the best Java IDEs, great support for other languages, and highly configurable. Sadly, no one has written a good C# IDE for the Eclipse platform, so for .NET stuff, I use MonoDevelop (though there is probably something better).

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Re: IDE of Choice
« Reply #1 on: November 07, 2011, 11:03:19 AM »
Visual Studio 2008 here.  IMO no better IDE around, though Eclipse is what I use for Java (not that I do much of that these days).
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Re: IDE of Choice
« Reply #2 on: November 07, 2011, 01:37:31 PM »
Have you tried 2010?

And have you ever used Net Beans for Java.  I find I'm really spoiled by Net Bean's auto-fix options for correcting code.  I really want VS to be able to figure out using statements for me and auto-generate interface methods I need to implement.  I think I just find Net Beans more intuitive to use over all.

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Re: IDE of Choice
« Reply #3 on: November 07, 2011, 01:47:32 PM »
Never have used net beans or VS 2010.  But I've heard good things about both.
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Re: IDE of Choice
« Reply #4 on: November 07, 2011, 02:29:14 PM »
Net Beans was surprisingly pleasant to use.  I had been using Eclipse prior to that, and I don't think I'd work on Java in Eclipse again unless it has change greatly in the last two years.

Upgrading from VS 2005 to VS 2010 was also pretty painless, so I'd guess going from 2008 shouldn't be that bad should you decide to take that step :) .

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Re: IDE of Choice
« Reply #5 on: November 08, 2011, 01:42:01 PM »
Personally like Eclipse a lot. Visual Studio LOOKED good, but I found it somewhat clunky, tbh. Especially in hard-drive and registry footprint. That's what I hate about high-profile programs (primarily Microsoft and Adobe programs) they literally infest your entire computer. If they didn't, I might've been having a nicer time with them. *OCD person*
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Re: IDE of Choice
« Reply #6 on: November 08, 2011, 04:32:45 PM »
I am just curious about what IDE people like to use, or if they even use them. (I know of some people who do text files and command line only)

Hey, that sounds like me a good deal of the time.  I worked on a project that was ~100k lines of code entirely using nano (yes, really, shut up, that's the editor I usually use; I had traumatic experiences with both vi and emacs as a kid, so it was easier to use pico and learn how to use other tools to make up for its shortcomings, some of which nano has now addressed), grep, sed, etc.  At no point did I ever do anything that wasn't straight from a bash prompt in some sort of terminal window (or occasionally non-window, when I didn't have a GUI running).

I'm surprised to see so many positive comments about Eclipse, because I'm used to seeing a lot of bitching about it elsewhere.  I've been sort of starting to learn my way around it lately for stuff I need a real IDE for/out of curiosity, though, and it seems pretty ok-ish to me so far.  I've never used any one thing for long enough to become hugely attached to it.  They all annoy me in some way or another, but as long as they do what they're supposed to do in the end, I tolerate them.