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

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re: To be honest, I feel like I switch my "main" editor/IDE every two weeks. The tools I settled for a long time are intellij/pycharm and vs code. I'...
 

The biggest downside of intellij imo is - even though it may sound a little silly - the start-up time. I'm annoyed when a program takes like a minute to start (I'm on a laptop w/ i7-8550U) and as soon as I don't need it opened anymore, I close it, just to reopen it 5 minutes later as I've realized I've got nothing better to do.

Yes. IDE is not used like this. On the work machine, I would usually launch it and never close it for the next 2-6 weeks.

Great points of using IDE is to let go of handling imports/exports on your own manually, and safe automated refactorings.

 

yeah, refactoring is a good point.

I'm currently learning python and don't need a lot of imports atm, so vs code is more than sufficient.

However, we learn Java at school (I'm 16 y/o and learning it for about one and a half year so far) and use netbeans. I couldn't image writing java and manually adding all the import statements.

Also, I'm really surprised to see how low people's expectations are when I mention that I'm learning programming (and networking, databases, project management etc.) at school.
I'm one of few people in my year that's really into tech (especially programming) in my free time. Most of them seem like they're just looking for a high-payed job, which actually is totally fine and they've got a right to do so, but I'd enjoy having a little more tech-enthusiastic people as my real-life friends.

Also, I'm really surprised to see how low people's expectations are when I mention that I'm learning programming (and networking, databases, project management etc.) at school.
I'm one of few people in my year that's really into tech (especially programming) in my free time.

Start freelancing as soon as you can, and whenever people have wrong assumptions, you can tell them that this is actually your passion, and you’re coding to make your clients happy—you’re a small business owner. I think the respect will bump up higher immediately.

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