Monthly Archives: July 2011

Working without an IDE – First #altdevblogaday post!

My first post on #altdevblogaday was posted today! You can find the post here: http://altdevblogaday.com/2011/07/04/working-without-an-ide/

Here’s a short excerpt:

Sometimes IDEs can be absolutely fantastic! For example, Eclipse works wonderfully with Java, and Visual Studio and C# go together like peanut butter and jelly. When IDEs work well, they tend to work fantastically.

On the other hand, sometimes you have to fight relentlessly just to get an IDE to cooperate. Other times, there just isn’t an appropriate IDE for the language you intend to use. IDEs can very easily hurt more than they help, especially if you’re only using it as a glorified text editor. The ability to work independent of an IDE is a very useful skill to have, and it turns out that it isn’t all that hard! Heck, you may find that you prefer it! If nothing else, it’s a great way to learn to be less dependent on your IDE of choice.

So, what software will you need?

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