re: Why Are Some Developers so Allergic to IDEs? VIEW POST

re: I think it depends heavily on the language. I use Eclipse when working with huge (Java) codebases, vim for small shell or python scripts / quick ed...

That is a nice use case: learning a new language.

If you don’t have 20+ languages behind your back, it’s actually a good idea to do this without IDE to gain a deeper understanding of the syntax, import system, build system and how it works in general.

I love IDEs for great automated refactoring capabilities and I always work with tests (TDD), so for me, fearless refactoring is a must in my workflow. Even for things like Python or Ruby.

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