I like developing on lower-end machines, so IDEs are a no-go. I was a beginner and my first programming language was Java, while using Eclipse. Thing is, when I hit that 'play' button I never knew what was going behind the scenes. Once I dropped the IDE (and changing to linux might have helped for that matter) I had to read up about what was going on: compiling to bytecode / jar, call the command java on that jar... and that clarity was such a bliss to be honest. Unless I am developing for Android, I don't see why I'd use an IDE (I'm not prescribing to anyone, it's just my own case). I like writing setup scripts anyway 😊
Why on earth do you like developing on lower-end machines?
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