Productivity and economics at software development
peter at engcorp.com
Sat Sep 24 00:38:29 CEST 2005
Adriano Monteiro wrote:
> I'm making a little research project about programming languages e
> their respective IDEs. The goal is to trace each language silhouettes,
> where it fits better, their goods/bads and the costs of developing in
> this language.
You say this as though each language has and needs an IDE!
We do all our development using a simple text editor (often Scite) and a
console window (or three), plus assorted other tools developed or
discovered, as required. It's not "integrated" like an IDE, but we find
it a much more effective approach, especially as we are doing
test-driven development. An IDE just gets in our way.
If you focus on IDEs, your research will have pre-selected only certain
kinds of programmers and teams, and will not necessarily include the
best ones. (Looking at the VB world, one might even say something more
extreme than that.)
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