Choose your weapon carefully

If you want to know the difference between an IDE and a text editor or if you want to dive deeper into the benefits of browser-based IDEs, read on. And since the state of developer tooling is changing fast, we need to acknowledge the elephant in the room and talk about the future of the IDEs. Are their days numbered? Is their future bright? Open the magazine and find out if IDEs are here to stay.

But that’s not all! Let’s get down to business and talk about some of the most popular IDEs: IntelliJ IDEA and GoLand, NetBeans IDE, Cloud IDE and Xcode. Last but not least, if you want to test your knowledge of Eclipse IDE, we’ve got a trivia for you.

All aboard the IDE train!


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Inside this issue

What to use: IDE vs. text editor

Kayla Matthews

Desktop or browser-based IDEs?

Tom Radcliffe

The battle of the IDEs

Aaron Lazar

“The Future of IDEs”

Interview with Tracy Miranda

Modern development with JetBrains IDEs

Trisha Gee and Florin Patan

NetBeans IDE: Features, tips & future

Geertjan Wielenga

Use Cloud IDE to be more productive

Sven Efftinge

Xcode 9: An IDE for macOS

Ashish H. Kakkad

How well do you know your Eclipse IDE trivia?

Holger Voormann

How to make DevOps work for you

Rami Sass

Security measures to protect your IoT devices

Shahid Mansuri

Diversity talk: How to win the diversity battle

Interview with Barbie Brewer, Chief Culture Officer at GitLab

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