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Discussion on: If you could make one of your tools your valentine, which one would it be? 🤔

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Christian Vasquez Author

That's an easy one for me: 💓 IntelliJ IDEA 💓

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Weston Wedding

Same. I've never been attached to developer tool of any kind until IntelliJ.

Edit: Well, any of the Jetbrains tools. Pycharm, Android Studio, PHPStorm, etc.

First tool I've ever paid out of pocket for.

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Arne Mertz

Same here - it's CLion for me, but I came to it via IntelliJ

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Christian Vasquez Author

I feel the same way. Although the college I go to gives it's students free licenses of all JetBrains products, I'm planning on paying the subscription anyways.

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M. Shemayev

It's a proven known marketing technique. Don't get me wrong, I don't mean that negatively--I'm also a student with the same free license and I love their products. It's one of the reasons I'm always more surprised more companies don't offer more freebies to campuses and schools--when I was in massage school, there were lotion and everything samples EVERYWHERE, all over, because the companies knew that the tools you learn on and grow into and pick then while learning are super formative and thus a really great way to build loyalty.

I really, really love the Jetbrains stuff.