re: The Curse of the IDE VIEW POST


Thanks for writing this article. I completely agree with everything you've said. Everyone should at some point work on some complex projects using a basic text editor, followed by an editor in a shell.

My analogy is to computing math in your head vs. using calculators. I lost those complex mental computational skills once I started to rely on calculators (and wrote programs for the TI to simplify that further, lol!).

I recall back in the 90's, my friends called me the human compiler because I would spot errors in everyone else's code without needing to compile it. That was a very useful skill as I could save so much time when build processes took several minutes to hours. IDE's ruined my reputation for good! 😆

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