Seeking old post on developers who like IDEs vs developers who like simple languages

Lawrence D'Oliveiro ldo at geek-central.gen.new_zealand
Tue May 19 00:35:39 EDT 2009

In message <07e5af6c-d41d-4a4a-8e2e-
f27bc92c96e5 at>, Steve Ferg wrote:

> On the one hand, there are developers who love big IDEs with lots of
> features (code generation, error checking, etc.), and rely on them to
> provide the high level of support needed to be reasonably productive
> in heavy-weight languages (e.g. Java).
> On the other hand there are developers who much prefer to keep things
> light-weight and simple.

Would it be fair to say the first type tends to congregate in herds, 
particularly in corporate IT departments, while the latter tends to operate 
on a more individual basis?

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