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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Good intellisense extension for Visual Studio? [closed]

Are there any good extensions for Visual Studio that build on Intellisense and assist with code-completion? I've heard that refactor is awesome, but does anyone have any experience with any others? VS ...
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Have you tried Chronon the Java “Time Travelling Debugger” — if so, is it worth trying and why? [closed]

First heard about it from Google Tech Talks, back 2009 when it was called Silver Bullet: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LpfmKIxusZY It's now called, Chronon... http://chrononsystems.com/ "Sounds" ...
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Why are HDL IDEs so user-unfriendly when compared to generic-purpose language (like Java/C) IDEs?

I've been programming for a while now, and I've covered a lot of languages. And this trend that I noticed is that all HDL languages have so painful IDEs! In general, any development environment ...
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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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Which are the options available for PHP IDEs for windows [closed]

I am new to PHP (Have good j2EE and ASP .net experience) and now want to kick start developing a simple website (A database connection and simple inserts is the max technical stuff i plan right now). ...
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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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Can I do anything to improve performance in VS 2010?

I'm using VS 2010 since we're developing an app in .Net 4 and the performance is driving me crazy. It's mostly bad when I don't view the IDE for a while (such as when I get pulled away for a help desk ...
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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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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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Is anybody using graphical tools for doing software development? [closed]

Is anybody out there using graphical tools for doing software development instead of (or in addition to) writing code? Yahoo! Pipes would be a simple example. People have been talking about ...
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What IDE features would you miss most if you didn't have them? [closed]

What features of your IDE would you miss most if you didn't have? Please list one one feature or group of related features per answer.