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asipper 11-09-2011 07:57 PM

IDE vs Text Editor
 
I'm just starting programming so I just want to see if you PREFER a text editor to an IDE. I felt that an IDE was overcomplicated for my purposes while Emacs or ViM are more simplistic, faster also Netbeans and Eclipse never seemed to work. As when compiling programs in them they failed but when using Emacs and ViM and gcc command line thing it succeeded

suicidaleggroll 11-09-2011 08:43 PM

xemacs for big changes, vi for quick touch ups. I try very hard to stay away from IDEs when I can help it.

asipper 11-09-2011 09:11 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by suicidaleggroll (Post 4520161)
xemacs for big changes

I've only used GNU Emacs. Is their a big difference between the two?

TB0ne 11-09-2011 09:16 PM

I prefer vi for quick jobs, and a full-blown IDE (kdevelop or the like), for bigger things.

asipper 11-09-2011 09:30 PM

@TB0ne Can you please vote

Jenni 11-09-2011 09:41 PM

I pretty much stick to Emacs for bigger projects, Nano for small things.
To be fair, though, I tend to do only basic programming, nothing professional just some things for classes and otherwise small utilities to make my own computing more efficient.

TB0ne 11-09-2011 09:43 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by asipper (Post 4520185)
@TB0ne Can you please vote

Would love to...but there's no "Both" option, which is what I use. :)

However, the majority of what I use is IDE, so I voted that way.

asipper 11-09-2011 09:55 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TB0ne (Post 4520194)
Would love to...but there's no "Both" option, which is what I use. :)

Everyone please vote for what you use the majority of the time. TB0ne thanks for bringing it to my attention.

pdq2 11-09-2011 09:57 PM

i like an IDE such as netbeans or eclipse but my favorite is the lightweight IDE called geany.

=]

suicidaleggroll 11-10-2011 01:05 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by asipper (Post 4520175)
I've only used GNU Emacs. Is their a big difference between the two?

Not really, until you get into the nitty gritty:

http://www.xemacs.org/About/XEmacsVsGNUemacs.html

tuxdev 11-10-2011 01:36 AM

It's kinda an apples to apple pie comparison. Vim is my editor, and is just one piece of my development environment. There's also my toolchain, debugger, build system, shell.. They all already play nice together, no explicit "integration" needed or wanted.

SigTerm 11-10-2011 04:25 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by asipper (Post 4520146)
I'm just starting programming so I just want to see if you PREFER a text editor to an IDE.

IDE is a text editor.

sycamorex 11-10-2011 04:29 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by asipper (Post 4520146)
I'm just starting programming so I just want to see if you PREFER a text editor to an IDE. I felt that an IDE was overcomplicated for my purposes while Emacs or ViM are more simplistic, faster also Netbeans and Eclipse never seemed to work. As when compiling programs in them they failed but when using Emacs and ViM and gcc command line thing it succeeded

Emacs simplistic? That's probably the last adjective I'd use to describe it:)

Like some other posters here, I use Emacs for bigger projects, and Vim for quick edits. Mind you, I haven't done a really big project yet.

SigTerm 11-10-2011 05:33 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by asipper (Post 4520146)
I'm just starting programming so I just want to see if you PREFER a text editor to an IDE. I felt that an IDE was overcomplicated for my purposes while Emacs or ViM are more simplistic, faster also Netbeans and Eclipse never seemed to work. As when compiling programs in them they failed but when using Emacs and ViM and gcc command line thing it succeeded

IDE is a text editor. Anyway, Linux doesn't have Visual Studio (and alternatives weren't that good for me), so you will have to use text editor - jEdit/Kate/gEdit/vim, etc. General rule is that if you're serious about programming, you should be able to program in anything - with or without ide. It makes sense to learn vim - it is available nearly on all linux machines, and it is unlikely to be customized.

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Originally Posted by sycamorex (Post 4520398)
Like some other posters here, I use Emacs for bigger projects, and Vim for quick edits. Mind you, I haven't done a really big project yet.

//offtopic
How big a project should be for you to call it big? (kilobytes or lines of code)

sycamorex 11-10-2011 05:45 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SigTerm (Post 4520439)
How big a project should be for you to call it big? (kilobytes or lines of code)

I don't know what the criterion is - complexity, number of files and the lines of code? No idea..

Obviously it's a relative thing, but as programming is mostly my hobby, the projects I do are not that complex. You wouldn't call 100 line long bash scripts, or a simple website (html/css/some php and jquery) big, would you?


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