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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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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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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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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Code Generation and IDE vs writing per Hand

I have been programming for about a year now. Pretty soon I realized that I need a great Tool for writing code and learned Vim. I was happy with C and Ruby and never liked the idea of an IDE. Which ...
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Beyond Syntax Highlighting - What other code representations are possible today? [closed]

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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What counts as an IDE?

Recently reading the question What languages do you use without an IDE? One question asked in a few answers was "is Notepad++ and IDE?" One answers to the original question said "None, I use vim...", ...
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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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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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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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Java IDE written in pure Java? [closed]

Is there a Java IDE written in Java? I just got my year 9 DET laptop today at school, and there are all sorts of restrictions set in place. Somewhat annoyingly, you cannot run any executable other ...
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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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What justifies the use of an IDE versus a standard editor?

I find myself using my text editor of choice (vim, nano, gedit, pick your poison) much more often than any IDE as of late. After noticing my ide shortcuts getting dusty I started to think about ...
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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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Comparison of IDEs for C++ and C development on Linux: KDevelop, Eclipse, NetBeans, CodeBlocks and Anjuta [closed]

I'd like to note your experience of full scale IDEs on Linux. I personally work mostly with vim, however other programmers would like to see a real IDE. So I'd like to hear your personal opinion ...
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Are Vim or Emacs practical for languages like .Net or Java? [closed]

So, I am primarily a .Net developer who does some stuff in Java, Python and a few others from time to time. I have heard a lot of people praise Vim and Emacs for greatly increasing efficiency once the ...
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Writing or extending existing emacs packages: is it worth or should I move to Netbeans/Eclipse? [closed]

I'm finishing my master degree course in CS and I've almost become addicted to Emacs. I've used it to write in C, Latex, Java, JSP,XML, CommonLisp, Ada and other languages no other editor supported, ...
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Efficient coding in Visual Studio (or another IDE), with touch typing

Moving the cursor to another position in code is one of the most frequent actions when coding. I don't write my programs from the beginning to the end, like a letter. However, moving the cursor ...
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Warn about 3rd party methods that are forbidden

Note: This question refers to code written in Java or C#. I am managing a couple of large projects where we have discovered issues (not necessarily bugs) with some 3rd party/SDK methods and have ...
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IDE for visually impaired

A visually impaired colleague has asked me to recommend an IDE with easy-to-find and easy-to-use controls for: font size background and foreground colors changing syntax color scheme support for at ...
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Find feature in NetBeans (or even Eclipse, or others) excluding comments

Is it possible to use the find feauture in NetBeans or other Java IDE excluding commented code from the results? How?? Given a project I'd like to find all the occurrences of a word without getting ...
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Reasons for either 32-bit or 64-bit as development machine

I'm about to make a new Linux install, which will be primarily used for programming. I've seen benchmarks showing speed improvement of 64-bit version, however, I have hard time of telling how much ...
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How much time do you spend actually developing vs. infrastructure activites?

When I'm working I feel like most of the time I'm not doing actual work. For example after making a change to the code in order to test it, I have to first build the project, and start the server(say ...
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Domain-aware code text editors [closed]

General text editors don't change greatly. Syntax highlighting and code collapsing are not big changes really. If an editor is structure or domain aware, this usually comes with a different layouts - ...
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Alternative IDEs [closed]

After seeing http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/ibdknox/light-table I'm wondering if anyone has come across other alternative methods of developing. When working on embedded things Notepad++ was ...
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Does anyone prefer proportional fonts? [closed]

I was reading the wikipedia article on programming style and noticed something in an argument against vertically aligned code: Reliance on mono-spaced font; tabular formatting assumes that the ...
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Dark themes in IDE with multiple monitors [closed]

There has been numerous posts about developers that prefer a dark color scheme in their IDE. Most of the themes at studiostyl.es are dark themes. Back when I had a single monitor, I did enjoy using a ...
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Why do you have to manually type variable names while debugging?

I've seen this in a lot of IDEs (even in the most popular and heavily used ones, like Visual Studio): if you want to watch a variable's value, you have to manually type its name in the Watches section ...
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Io (Language) IDE/Compiler

Can you recommend a free compiler/IDE for writing some simple Io programs? I want to learn the language at home in my spare time.
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Best IDE for HTML, CSS, and Javascript for mac [closed]

I'm currently looking to move to using an IDE for web development. The options I'm considering are: Aptana Studio Coda Expresso Please base your answers on the following criteria, in descending ...
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Good books or tutorials on building projects without an IDE? [closed]

While I'm certainly under no illusions that building software without an IDE is possible, I don't actually know much about doing it well. I've been using graphical tools like Visual Studio or ...
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Is a company order to switch to a certain IDE a red flag?

I recently joined a rapidly growing startup. In the past 3 months the development team has grown from 4 to 12. Until now they were very laissez-faire about what developers used to do their work. In ...
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Programming IDEs feature to add a forgotten open parentheses?

I very often find myself in situations where I should have opened a parentheses, but forgot and end up furiously tapping the left arrow key to get to the spot I should have put it, and doing the same ...
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How important is it to pick the best IDE for your programming language of choice?

As I learned some basic programming languages I came across tens of IDEs, and tens of compilers. Most people you ask will tell you "Go with that IDE or go with the best" etc, however they do not ...
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I have a bad memory. Is dynamic typing language+vim appropriate for me? [closed]

I am switching from C#+Visual Studio to Ruby+Vim for a few months. The only thing that I am missing from C#/Visual Studio is intellisense, especially when I have a new ruby gem to familiarize. As a ...
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Is it a good idea to generate code with the help of your IDE? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Should newbies use IDE autocomplete (Intellisense)? Since I moved on to actual IDEs for C++, Java and Python, I noticed they automatically try to complete my code. For ...
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What features in Eclipse is not available in Visual Studio? [closed]

I have done much development in Java using Eclipse, and now I have started to use Visual Studio for .NET development. So far I find the IDEs to be able to do the same things, but just different. What ...
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I use an IDE (Eclipse) to develop software. Why should I switch to vim or emacs? [closed]

My day job is java/web developer. I have been using eclipse for ~5years. I think its excellent and I also use Webstorm for javascript and html/jsp. I do on occasion need to ssh into server and ...
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Which is the purpose of using a workspace in Aptana?

I almost always do web development with a simple editor like Geany or Notepad++. Recently I'm starting with Aptana, and I'm a bit confused about the purpose/benefits of the workspace, my point is that ...
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Is something like coderunner possible on PC? [closed]

I'd give my firstborn's left arm for something like this http://krillapps.com/coderunner/ Yes, I know, executing unknown code may be hazardous to your health, but I'm quite capable of reading some ...
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IDEs for dynamic languages - how far can you get?

I find it frustrating how the speed of development that dynamic languages should offer gets significantly compromised by the lack of completions and other assets that IDEs would give you in their ...
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IntelliJ IDEA vs phpStorm for developing PHP projects? [closed]

I'm a Java Developer, and now I'm using IntelliJ IDEA Ultimate Edition. Is it worth to buy phpStorm for developing PHP projects? Also, are there any other features for PHP developers which IDEA ...
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What is the best IDE for Scala? [closed]

I tried programming Scala in Netbeans and Eclipse, but it is not what I'm looking for. In Netbeans suggestions for method names etc. are not working. In Eclipse I can't go to some classes sources by ...
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Is there an IDE for python that creates the same kind of reflective environment that Smalltalk provides?

As anyone who has used Smalltalk knows, one of the main benefits (other than a late-bound language that discourages many poor practices), is that the system is totally transparent and reflective, ...
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How do you find errors related to undeclared variables in php?

If I copy a piece of code from somewhere that looks like so $blah = array(1,2,3,4); foreach ($blah as $i) echo ($i); and rename the variables but forget to do it correctly like so $apple = ...