[kwlug-disc] development tools

Khalid Baheyeldin kb at 2bits.com
Fri Apr 9 14:53:57 EDT 2010


I forgot to mention that my favorite environment for 23 years has been
vi/vim, and not any of the GUI tools. Give me ssh, a shell prompt and vim
and I am happy.

Why? Works everywhere. Lightweight. Works remotely the same as locally, and
all that ....

Since you mention this person is a newbie, I would not recommend this to
him.

And let us not have an Emacs vs. vi war again. I think that vi/vim are
superior but ...

;-)

On Fri, Apr 9, 2010 at 2:37 PM, Khalid Baheyeldin <kb at 2bits.com> wrote:

> Depends on what he wants to develop in (language, ...etc.) and what is he
> developing (front end/user interface stuff, server stuff, embedded, ...etc.)
>
> But here are some integrated development environments (IDE) I have used in
> the past which are quite good:
>
> Kdevelop is a very capable IDE historically used for C and C++, but now
> supports other languages (even PHP).
>
> Quanta Plus is a very good IDE for web based applications (PHP, HTML,
> ..etc.).
>
> Komodo Edit is a free IDE for scripting languages (Perl, PHP, Python, Ruby,
> ...etc.). A commercial version includes a debugger and version control
> system integration.
>
> Eclipse is not something I like, being written in Java and hence can be
> bloated and slow. However, it is a very popular IDE for any language you can
> think of. Even the Android phone SDK is based on Eclipse.
>
> There are others that I did not use (e.g. NetBeans).
>
> All of the above are free. There are commercial alternatives (e.g. Zend for
> PHP).
>
>
> On Fri, Apr 9, 2010 at 2:20 PM, Insurance Squared Inc. <
> gcooke at insurancesquared.com> wrote:
>
>> On a webmaster forum I belong to, someone asked about development (code
>> editing I think) type tools available on linux.  He's a complete noob to
>> linux and is used to developing on windows.
>>
>> Since I don't develop code, all I got is 'nano'.  What should I be telling
>> him to use for his development platform/tools?
>>
>>
>>
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http://2bits.com
Drupal optimization, development, customization and consulting.
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Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication. --   Leonardo da Vinci
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