IDEs (Integrated Development Environment) are computer programs that facilitate efficient software development by providing features beyond those of a simple text editor.

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Coding shortcuts for type conversions or similar [on hold]

bool? example = null; is actually Nullable<System.Boolean> example = null; Now for the bool to System.Boolean conversion or actually compile-time replacement: We ususally hardly care, as it ...
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Is there an code editor with different size fonts [closed]

When you are looking through a source file that you've been editing for a while, it is often possible to use the physical shape of the code to work out where you are. One way I thought of to aid ...
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Android Studio - ready for production? [closed]

I've just started programming for android devices. I'm using Eclipse at the moment. But i heared of Android Studio (based on IntelliJ?). Is the preview of Android Studio ready for production-use ...
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How to diagram custom programming languages, non textual?

I've used and created domain-specific languages before, plenty of times (e.g. using yacc/lex). Normally we'd start with grammar written in BNF, and a bunch of keywords. This is easy to do, easy to ...
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Why are background-colors not or rarely used for syntax highlighting? [closed]

I wonder why I rarely see any IDEs or other developers that use background colors for syntaxhighlighting. One of the first things when installing and configuring a new IDE is adjusting the colors so ...
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Why text editors are recommended over IDEs for beginners in books like Head First Java? [closed]

I am a programmer with some experience in C++ and I am learning Java. In most of the Java books (like Head First Java) authors ask readers to stay away from IDEs and recommend using a good text ...
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Commercial vs Personal software licenses

If I work for a company and write code for them but I choose to buy a tool for myself and use it to write code for the company, do I need a commercial or personal license? Specifically, in this case, ...
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Should my boss decide what IDE I should use? [duplicate]

I just have a simple Question: Should/could my boss decide/dictate what kind of IDE i should/must use for my development? Background: I have been developing software for 10 years, using diffent IDE's ...
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Why can't we program without compiling (using an IDE/debugger)? [closed]

I find it very interesting that even people who design a particular framework still have to rely on compiling to ensure the code is correct. I don't mean for 100s of lines of code, but 2-10 lines. I ...
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Problem with Vi editor using PuTTy [closed]

For my computer science class for intro to c/c++ we are using the PuTTy client to work with Vi. During one of my assignments I was in the other room and apparently my cat jumped up on my laptop and ...
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What changes can I make to my IDE to minimize the effect of my dyslexia?

I program and I am dyslexic. My vision is excellent. I do poorly processing symbols and am a visual thinker. When I code, I'm slower than normal people because I am unpredictably unaware of the ...
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Building and Debugging an IDE using the same IDE

This may be a question more suited some Programming Meta Discussions. I was trying to delve deeper into the inner plugin management feature for QT Creator 2.x IDE provided by Digia Inc. So I ...
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How to effectively share projects with other developers

I'm thinking of working with some other people on a c++ or java project. Usually for small projects, we collaborate mostly through emailing source code files back and forth, but on a larger scale, it ...
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What is the best solution for using NetBeans on different computers and keeping them in sync?

I am using NetBeans IDE for PHP programming. What is the best solution for using NetBeans on two different computers and keeping them in sync? I am currently using the FTP upload on save feature. But ...
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Risks of maintaining codebase C++ Builder 6? [closed]

My company has a large software application written in C++ Builder 6. I am a junior developer only one year out of college. My question is: How much technical debt are they in? What are the ...
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How can I replicate the behaviour of IntelliJ + JIRA + SVN using Eclipse?

IntelliJ's inability to keep up with SVN updates has become a showstopper for me. My main reason for using IntelliJ is its integration with JIRA and SVN changelists. My preferred workflow is like ...
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IDE vs. Text Editor [duplicate]

I know this has been asked..but I cant find a clear answer. Many advanced programmers prefer text editors, but for me IDE's make things much faster. I've been using eclipse for a year and using a text ...
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How to move the insertion point past automatically inserted close characters [closed]

So if you have programmed in any IDE or simple editor (sublime text, textmate, Vim) you will probably have had the editor place closing bracket using autocomplete. I would like to know if there is ...
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How to convince boss to buy Visual Studio 2012 Professional [closed]

The main advantage is the use of ReSharper and other add-ons but we need to make a convincing argument for the purchase of Visual Studio 2012 Professional. We are currently using Visual Studio 2012 ...
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Is Notepad++ used in professional software development? [closed]

iam a newbie in programming , focusing on web development with PHP. I have tried several IDEs Nusphere,PHP storm, all IDEs i tried doesnt load fast (ofcourse because of all extra features) i always ...
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How might a simple IDE work? Algorithms/Pseudocode/etc [closed]

Background In a recent school software engineering module, I needed to developed a static program analyzer. Given a ficticious programming language source code, I need to analyze it, then the user ...
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Command line tools vs IDE (Eclipse ) [duplicate]

Not sure if this is the right place to ask the question, but I'll ask anyway. (If it is not, please let me know!) I'm working in a team of 5 programmers on a project which we have to start on ...
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Does a developer really have to know build tools, classpath etc? [duplicate]

When IDEs like eclipse can handle all the maven, ant, classpath etc related tasks, does a developer really need to learn all these things ? If yes, then why ?
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How is an IDE compiled? [closed]

I'd like to know the general procedure of how an IDE is built/compiled/created. Additionally, what are some tools/scripts used to create an IDE? I don't mean to say that compiling IDE needs an IDE. ...
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How do IDE-s provide auto-completion, instant error checking and debugging? [closed]

Say you have a language compiler you would like to build an IDE for. How is auto completion, instant error reporting while writing code and debuggers commonly implemented?
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Environment Variables and Visual Studio 2012

I have a problem with Visual Studio 2012 and Environment Variables under Windows 7. I added a variable called {LIBS} with the value C:/libs/. In C:/libs/ are folders containing C++ libraries. So far, ...
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Why aren't there modern C IDEs? [closed]

Why weren't the features present in modern IDEs for Java & C# (Intellij IDEA, Visual Studio, eclipse) developed in (earlier) IDEs for C language? I mean I don't know any IDE which has modern ...
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Is it necessary to learn Makefiles when you have an IDE?

I have recently began studying Makefiles in Linux. I have ample experience developing applications with advanced IDEs, such as Visual Studio. My first impression and query after reading a few ...
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Fastest native C++ multi-platform compiler & IDE & debugger [closed]

If I'll begin developing cross platform applications, The complied file speed is very important for me . I have research before than and find same result about IDE : (I ignored eclipse because very ...
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How do I evaluate an IDE? [closed]

I don't want to know which IDE is best, because that's subjective. I'd like to know how to evaluate an IDE. I'm primarily a vim user, and realistically happy there, but occasionally look at languages ...
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How do you debug without an IDE?

Every time I look for an IDE (currently i'm tinkering with Go), I find a thread full of people recommending Vi, Emacs, Notepad++ etc. I've never done any development outside of an IDE; I guess I've ...
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Which past version of Netbeans IDE that has lightness almost equal or better than Eclipse Indigo?

Currently, I'm a long Eclipse user because my past and current companies always deal with eclipse. Recently I met some example java codes created using netbeans. I downloaded and tried Netbeans 7.x ...
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Listing editors and IDE's in your resume? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Hiring developers - listing IDE as a requirement? I've seen this from time to time, that people tend to mention editors in their resume/CV and I've been guilty of doing ...
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Emacs vs. vim — what is the difference? [closed]

I've been programming for years now, mainly in VBA (the horror), Python, Javascript (Node.js mainly), HTML, and SQL. Most of these languages came with environments that made sense: for VBA I used the ...
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Free Typescript editor with definition based code completion feature [closed]

I know that a plugin for Visual Studio exists. However i can't afford VS so i'm looking for a free alternative which can be used to code TypeScript and aware of the .d.ts definition files and can do ...
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Using Visual Studio as a Task-Focused IDE

Are there patterns or libraries or any official Microsoft SDK for using Visual Studio as a specifically Task-Focused UI? For example, both Revolution R (IDE for the R language) and SQL 2012 (and I ...
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Why don't we have web IDEs?

Why don't we have a lot of good web-based IDEs? Which aspects of the system make it difficult for IDE to be implemented as a web application?
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Beyond Syntax Highlighting - What other code representations are possible today?

Despite GUI applications having been around for 30ish years, software is still written as lines of text instructions, for various valid reasons. But we've also found that manipulating these text ...
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Hiring developers - listing IDE as a requirement?

I've been looking at some job postings and noticed that a fair amount of them list IDEs under the 'required skills' section, even for senior positions. This is not localized to one company either, but ...
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Is C# development effectively inseparable from the IDE you use?

I'm a Python programmer learning C# who is trying to stop worrying and just love C# for what it is, rather than constantly comparing it back to Python. I'm caught up on one point: the lack of ...
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What IDE(s) or editor(s) do companies like Google, Apple, IBM, etc. use? [closed]

Even though I have quite some experience in using various tools, I still can't make up my mind whether I prefer using IDE or a simple editor for code editing. Most IDEs I have experienced are ...
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PHP - Auto Code Formatter?

I am just wonedering is there a tool/software (ideally free) to do a auto code formatting in the PHP for batch of files (not one by one which i can use the IDE for that) Ideally something like this ...
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Is a coding standard even needed any more?

I know that it's been proven that a coding standard helps enormously. However, there are many different tools and IDEs that will format to whatever standard the programmer prefers. So long as the ...
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What is the purpose of Console in Sublime text editor?

I want to know what purpose does console solve in sublime text 2. This is invoked by pressing Ctrl+Shift+` Is this a kind of debugger, or It just helps you to install packages.
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It is inconsiderate to place editor settings inside code files?

I know this is kind of a subjective question, but I'm curious if there's any good reason to place (or not place) editor settings inside code files. I'm thinking in vi modelines, but it is possible ...
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Was Xcode created with Xcode?

I don't want to get too philosophical here (like did God create God?), but how did Apple create Xcode? Would it have been possible for them to use Xcode to create Xcode? Or would they have to use ...
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Are there any programming fonts with oldstyle figures?

I find that oldstyle (or text) figures are much easier to read in any context outside of simple assignment. Are there any low-ambiguity fonts, monospaced or proportional, that have text figures and ...
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Is there a way to compare and record changes to code without VCS?

I'm working for a client that has no version control system in place. I want to record changes to code without having to add all changes to a spreadsheet. I'm restricted to using Notepad++ so would a ...
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Create code editor auto-suggest (like IntelliSense)

If one would to write auto-suggest for an IDE/code editor (like IntelliSense), does one generally need to write a parser for any language that should be supported, or do compilers/runtimes provide ...
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Debug PHP: is XDebug worthwhile? Are there any alternatives?

How do you debug PHP? Just with debug-prints in your script? Or is it worth installing XDebug? Is there any better debugging possiblity?