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Luke Inglis

On the plain text editor point I think some people believe that using tools like intellisense make for lazy developers who don't understand what they're 'really doing'. I fundamentally disagree, I thinks it's much more useful to know the behavior you're after than to remember the exact command/statement which will get you that. I've been a web developer for ~7 years and I still have to look up much of the finer point of CSS that I use.

This might have made a bit more sense in 'the olden days' (or for DevOps types these days) when you had to be able to hot-edit things on the server with only nano or vi to edit things on a server.