[BangPypers] But IDEs rock! (was Google Go)

Darkseid lorddaemon at gmail.com
Wed Nov 11 15:36:27 CET 2009

> 2. It's easy to hire an IDE-aware monkey to do programming in "proven
> technology"
I do most of my work in Ruby (and have done for a few years now). Every 
day I bemoan the lack of a powerful refactoring IDE like Java has in 
IntelliJ. A good IDE is a massive productivity booster; you can only get 
so far with a text editor*, no matter how many macros you have set up. 


* This is especially true of USD1800 text editors like Visual Studio.

Pradeep Gowda wrote:
>> That's what the big boys of the world wants you to believe. I had met a very
>> senior official in the government a techy himself and spent 3 hours showing
>> him virtues of Python and Django, hoping that they will change the RFP
>> terms.
>> I found out yesterday that the application has to be developed  on a proven
>> technology like Java,C++ or C#. When I spoke to the gentleman he said his
>> consultant said that dynamically typed languages are not safe for mission
>> critical work. The work is far from being mission-critical is another point
>> altogether.....
> That's because "big boys" define the market suitable to themselves.
> 1. it's easier to code more, take more time when using "proven technology"
> 2. It's easy to hire an IDE-aware monkey to do programming in "proven
> technology".
> Anyway, one answer to "proven technology" bugaboo is Jython and
> IronPython. It's still Java(platform) and .NET
> with bi-directional compatibility.
> +PG
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