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I am a Systems Engineer with many years of experience in electronic systems, including communication systems, network systems, and radar systems, with a focus on signal processing and architecture. "Know your customer and his/her needs." My hobbies include photography, yachting, software development, writing, and foreign languages.

If you don't know what to do with your spare time, go walk your dog. If you don't have a dog, walk someone else's dog. It's a better way for you to spend your time than what you are doing right now. If you think you don't have any spare time, then you probably don't have a dog.

comment Is a company order to switch to a certain IDE a red flag?
You should consider the original laissez-faire attitude to the red flag. For the company to fail to see the value of a consistent development process is asking for trouble later. You run the same risk the builders of the tower of Babylon ran, where at some point the ability to communicate between team members will be hobbled by the lack of a consistent work-flow. That said, they should have given this proper consideration and discussion when the start-up was young. One would have expected that to be a time when knowledgeable developers were in place who could make such a rational decision.