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Karl Heinz Marbaise

I think you misunderstand the meaning of IDE ... cause three of the four "IDE"'s you have mentioned describe them self as "...editor..." not as IDE... only CodeLobster explicitly uses the term IDE...

IDE mean (I)ntegrated (D)evelopment (E)nvironment which means a lot.

For example code completion, support for different languages including their needed tools for building if needed (JS, Python, C++, C#, Asciidoctor, Java, Rust, Go ...) Also a vital thing is a debugger ..furthermore support for refactoring which makes real development possible in relationship with the option to run your tests from your IDE...to get the TDD cycle etc. also integrated support for a database etc.

  • CodeLobster has no support for Java, Go, Rust, Ruby just to mention a few.
  • CodeShare is not an IDE it is as mentioned on the site An online code editor for interviews, troubleshooting, teaching & more…..it's also missing code completion etc. apart from that many IDE's have integrated support for code sharing...
  • Textmate mentioned itself as .. Powerful and customizable text editor with support... but running unit tests of Java, Go, Rust, Ruby?
  • Brackets mentioned iteself as A modern, open source text editor that understands web design...

Using a very good IDE means a great boost in your working because it supports so many task etc and make things easier which are within an editor more or less not possible or not even thinkable.

If start to compare those things I would say. CodeLobster needs a subscription for ca. 60 $ for a year which has very limited support for other languages etc. in comparison to other IDE's I would simply say buying an IDEA IntellIJ Ultimate License which costs in the first year 499 Euro (reduces..) and you have everything you need... including different languages etc. For private purposes I would say community edition is very good or use Eclipse or Netbeans but in a corporate environment I would say simply IDEA IntelliJ.... the ROI very easy to get.

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