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Doing my best to leave in this world at least one line of code which matters to someone somewhere.


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comment Should newbies use IDE autocomplete (Intellisense)?
I have summarized what I've learned here in a blog post: codinguser.com/2011/01/abstraction-is-good-magic-is-bad
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comment Should newbies use IDE autocomplete (Intellisense)?
+1 for 'Abstraction is good; magic is bad'
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comment Should newbies use IDE autocomplete (Intellisense)?
@SK-logic good point. Though I think it's better to learn and then forget (and rely on IDE), than never to have known at all.
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Added examples of autocomplete features which might aid a newbie but not his learning.
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comment Should newbies use IDE autocomplete (Intellisense)?
I'm all for autocomplete when you've mastered the basics. Speed is good when you know what you're speeding up. But when an IDE automatically fills a parameter based on a local variable of same type, or adds an import statement, it just works and some newbies don't really understand it.
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comment Should newbies use IDE autocomplete (Intellisense)?
But wouldn't you say it helps to what those library classes do and how to use them. Also, it's not only about memorizing methods, many IDEs 'import' or add 'using' for you and a newbie will be at a loss of why the program doesn't compile if they don't have such a nice IDE somewhere.
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asked Should newbies use IDE autocomplete (Intellisense)?
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comment Stuff every programmer needs while working
@this.Daniel If you want to talk about needs, then all u really need is a computer with some sort of screen. Everything else is a want. Next thing you know, someone will argue an ergonomic chair is luxury, that they can program on two pieces of wood crossed against each other. Same goes for mice, keyboard etc.
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