[Tutor] Ide To use? Other extras to install?

Jed Smith jed at jedsmith.org
Mon Oct 11 15:53:30 CEST 2010

On Sun, Oct 10, 2010 at 9:31 PM, Jorge Biquez <jbiquez at icsmx.com> wrote:

> What would be the IDE you recommend me to install that would be almost
> transparent to be using in both platforms?

For transparency on multiple platforms, I need to reiterate the
suggestion to use the "traditional" IDE - editor, interactive,
testing. You're not going to find a comfortable experience, in my
opinion, on multiple platforms. Something is always compromised out to
make the product platform-agnostic.

On Mac OS X, I've been extremely pleased with TextMate, simply for its
rsync+ssh bundle (which I have bound to Shift+Cmd+S). I still have the
interactive IPython and testing terminal, but when I'm ready to send
code up to the server, Shift+Cmd+S. I don't use much else from

TextMate also has a save-when-I-lose-focus feature which is quite useful.

> What extras do you recommend me to install? (plug ins, libraries, etc)

IPython. Very, very IPython.

Jed Smith
jed at jedsmith.org

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