As our tech history series winds down, we want to take a moment and spend a little time with a topic near and dear to our hearts: IDEs. How did IDEs become so popular and why have they stayed a thing for over thirty years? Open your textbooks to chapter 10 and we’ll find out!
How can developers choose between IDEs? There are so many out there and all of them have their pros and cons. In this article, Aaron Lazar goes over some of the top IDEs in the game and explores their advantages and disadvantages.
Our IDE series continues with Kotlin! This pragmatic language for the JVM has a number of options for developers, which might explain why it’s on the rise. Today, we take a look at some of our favorite IDEs and text editors.
Golang is going places. If you need some advice on an IDE, then we’ve got you sorted. We take a look at some of the most popular IDEs for Go.
Python has seen a resurgence in popularity as this scripting language has proven attractive for machine learning and data science. We take a look at some of the most popular IDEs and code editors for Python.
Most programmers form very strong opinions on their choice of tools which is why the IDE discussion can easily turn into a minefield. Let’s steer away from trouble and focus on the options instead. This issue is *all* about IDEs!
Browser-based IDEs (integrated development environments) are increasing in popularity as their capabilities improve, but they still have a tough road to widespread adoption. Some of the obstacles are only speed bumps, while others are like oceans – there’s just no way around them. Desktop IDEs are comfortably on an island by themselves and it’s up to browser-based IDEs to find a way to bridge the gap.
Being a developer today is perhaps more exhilarating than at any other time in history. We have incredible choice when it comes to languages and frameworks, and tools like GitHub and StackOverflow have connected millions to make sharing code and expertise simple and fast. These conveniences have allowed us all to spend more of our time being creative and honing our craft, rather than fighting with source code repos and ancient languages. But in this age of global sharing and constant collaboration, one of our most important development tools, the IDE, has remained stubbornly individual and private. Why?
Eclipse is supposed to be easy to work with, but hours of coding in this IDE can really tire out your eyes. Never fear – there’s now a solution to this problem. The Eclipse theme “Clean Sheet” was developed for an eye-friendly UX.
The first update for Eclipse Mars is now available, featuring support for the build system Gradle. ‘Mars.1’ also marks an important change in the Eclipse update cycle – instead of two yearly service releases, we can expect more frequent updates in future.
After access was granted via JetBrains’ Early Access Program, the official preview for IntelliJ IDEA 15 has landed: weekly sneak peeks have culminated in a built-in Kotlin M14 plugin, updated database tools and easier debugging of lambda expressions.
Community outrage against the new JetBrains subscription model shows that the IntelliJ IDE creators are not aligning their business with customer needs, says Tom Radcliffe, Director of Engineering at ActiveState, the company behind polyglot IDE Komodo.