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View Poll Results: Which do you prefer IDE or Text Editor?
Text Editor 29 58.00%
IDE 16 32.00%
Other? 5 10.00%
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Old 11-09-2011, 06:57 PM   #1
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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

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Old 11-09-2011, 07:43 PM   #2
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xemacs for big changes, vi for quick touch ups. I try very hard to stay away from IDEs when I can help it.
 
Old 11-09-2011, 08:11 PM   #3
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xemacs for big changes
I've only used GNU Emacs. Is their a big difference between the two?
 
Old 11-09-2011, 08:16 PM   #4
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I prefer vi for quick jobs, and a full-blown IDE (kdevelop or the like), for bigger things.
 
Old 11-09-2011, 08:30 PM   #5
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@TB0ne Can you please vote
 
Old 11-09-2011, 08:41 PM   #6
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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.
 
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@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.

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Old 11-09-2011, 08:55 PM   #8
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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.
 
Old 11-09-2011, 08:57 PM   #9
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i like an IDE such as netbeans or eclipse but my favorite is the lightweight IDE called geany.

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Old 11-10-2011, 12:05 AM   #10
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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
 
Old 11-10-2011, 12:36 AM   #11
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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.
 
Old 11-10-2011, 03:25 AM   #12
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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.
 
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Old 11-10-2011, 03:29 AM   #13
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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.
 
Old 11-10-2011, 04:33 AM   #14
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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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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.
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How big a project should be for you to call it big? (kilobytes or lines of code)
 
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Old 11-10-2011, 04:45 AM   #15
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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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