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Console or IDE?

Post icon  Posted 26 May 2009 - 06:18 PM

Weather you are witting your code for Microsoft or Linux, do you find yourself working from the console or the IDE?

I'm sure that the answer depends on a few factors :
What if it's a small project compared to a large project?
Is this program a GUI or service?

What factors go into your decision, & ultimately, which works best for you?

With that being said, I find that I will 9 times out of 10 work from the console. I rarely make large enough applications to warrant using an IDE. When I have worked from an IDE, I've felt them as clumsy. I like having the entire playing field open to me (at the console), & include only the options (or switches if you prefer the term) that I see fit.

Your thoughts... discuss!

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Re: Console or IDE?

Posted 26 May 2009 - 06:21 PM

When I write C++ applications they are never really big enough to justify using an IDE. I will still write them in Code::Blocks for the most part, although I have written several in console as well.
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Re: Console or IDE?

Posted 26 May 2009 - 06:24 PM

I am using the IDE (Visual Studio) in 99% of the cases as I am generally not working on projects made of just several files. The IDE gives me the flexibility to track my code easier, as well as organize the project components and resources.

The only time I am using the console is when I have to include a manifest in an executable so I have to use the mt tool.
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Re: Console or IDE?

Posted 26 May 2009 - 07:41 PM

VS regardless of project size usually. I have a "DIC Help folder" :)
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Re: Console or IDE?

Posted 26 May 2009 - 08:18 PM

I use a text editor called Programmer's Notepad -- it is not quite an IDE and does not require project and other overhead -- plus I have all of my compilers linked in as tools so I can quickly try out code in Borland 5.5, BCB 2003, VC++2008/cl.exe 64bit, MinGW, or Comeau (though FF link). I really like my setup.
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Re: Console or IDE?

Posted 26 May 2009 - 08:25 PM

View PostNickDMax, on 26 May, 2009 - 09:18 PM, said:

I really like my setup.

Yeah! I really like text editors that allow for your to plugin your compiler (execution path & what not) to make it as close to an IDE as one needs.
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Re: Console or IDE?

Posted 26 May 2009 - 08:37 PM

I really like this program for 3 big reasons -- #1 ability to plug in my compilers, and make, and ant, and assemblers, and linkers, and other tools etc. #2 good regex search and replace (across multiple files) which I find a must. #3 Python script-able. Being able to extend the editor to meet my needs is a huge plus.

Since it is an open source program I get to participate in its growth (but I can't get the project to compile... so that kind of sucks... but one day when I have some time I will get it up and building).
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Posted 26 May 2009 - 09:55 PM

I always use an IDE (VC for C++, Dev-Cpp for C, Notepad++ for Java (and others), SciTE for Ruby and others, etc) no matter what I am making. Code completion and highlighting always makes for easier development, as well as built-in debuggers.
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Re: Console or IDE?

Posted 27 May 2009 - 05:03 AM

I have been helping some people in 6800 assembly language and of course I don't have an editor that can highlight for that language (though I suppose I could create my own schema for it) -- but since I am so spoiled and like to see different colors when I program I just choose another language that captures some of the basics and gives me color even if it isn't right.

One of the reasons I detest working in AIX is the lack of color in my precious bash shell -- I know, I know -- there is no need for color, but I really like a little color. Even my powershell/command prompt in windows is in color -- I am just not a fan of monocrome (black and white or black and green).
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Re: Console or IDE?

Posted 27 May 2009 - 05:17 AM

Mingw and np++ all the way
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Posted 27 May 2009 - 05:53 AM

I either use VS or Eclipse for almost anything I write
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Re: Console or IDE?

Posted 27 May 2009 - 06:17 AM

I use console/shells for pretty much anything on DIC for folks requiring help, as there's no real need for any IDE. I also use a setup similar to Nick's for most small projects. Larger scale projects generally see me using an IDE, mostly for organizational purposes. I'm fairly ambivalent to highlighting or code completion.
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Re: Console or IDE?

Posted 27 May 2009 - 06:59 AM

Well, I currently have the following installed:

Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 Professional Edition
Crimson Editor
IDLE (python IDE)
Vim

I gotta say, I have been using Vim the most out of any.

I use console for any small programs that I am writing on my own. However, for anything requiring multiple source files and headers etc. Or needing a GUI, I'll use MSVS. IDLE is on there to facilitate playing around with python, though I use Vim for scripting, and Crimson Editor is on there as a good alternative to Vim, in case I am going over source code with another person.

My choice to use vim via command line is to have the power of the command line right there for me. I like being able to write in virtually any language I want and to be able to compile from the same window, and run the program in the same window.
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Posted 27 May 2009 - 11:02 AM

i love XCode for my mac, but when i don't have my mac near me (brokenheart) i use Dev C++ and Jcreator. I also use console or shells from time to time when i feel like in a Linux environment mood.
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Re: Console or IDE?

Posted 27 May 2009 - 11:45 AM

If I'm developing for text-based stuff, like Linux/Mac OS, then I use emacs. If it's GUI-based, then I'm generally on Windows and I'll use Visual Studio 2008. I've not yet done any GUI-based dev on Mac, but I bought Kochan's Objective-C book this weekend.
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