Posted by editor
on January 19, 2007 at 8:49 AM PST
Loving and hating IDE's... also:
Weblogs: Hazards of old IDE's, IDEA cleverness, and properties as design feature
java.net Poll: What one feature would you most like to see in JDK 7?
Java Today: Semblance 1.0b2, NetBeans 2007 predictions, and Nonprofit Software Development Summit
Forum postings: Closures for LINQ-like queries, native queries, and finding multiple installed JRE's
Loving and hating IDE's
It's hard sometimes to understand the devotion some developers have to their favorite tools, especially IDE's. But the serious user will tell you that they are severely impaired without their IDE of choice. A poll from last year, How dependent are you on your IDE? , showed that only 20% thought they'd be fine without it. So what's the big deal? Two blogs today speak to the benefits of modern tools, and their absence in old ones.