Why Would Developers Use a Text Editor Instead of an IDE?

When one thinks of CAD developers or engineers working on projects, typically one thinks of the high-end software and hardware they would be using. Much as one wouldn't expect to see those type of programmers using low-end software tools, you also wouldn't expect professional web app programmers using basic text editors--but they often do.

With the increasing promotion of web-based tools that work through cloud services, many companies, such as Microsoft and Google--to name two of the largest--are talking about the use of such cloud- and browser-based tools by developers and programmers. Although it's a nice concept, an integrated development environment (IDE) was designed to allow programmers to work within a local environment that was created with a specific language (or languages) in mind. Text editors were designed with one purpose in mind--to work with text.

When one thinks of CAD developers or engineers working on projects, typically one thinks of the high-end software and hardware they would be using. Much as one wouldn't expect to see those type of programmers using low-end software tools, you also wouldn't expect professional web app programmers using basic text editors--but they often do.

View Article



Comments

  • There are no comments yet. Be the first to comment!

Leave a Comment
  • Your email address will not be published. All fields are required.

Top White Papers and Webcasts

  • Despite the popularity of cloud software, many companies are reluctant to move their contact centers to the cloud. This white paper breaks down cloud architecture, the benefits of cloud and the difference between cloud and on-premise systems. It's a helpful resource for companies who are curious about cloud contact center software but have reservations. It offers practical explanations, extensive research and a guide to selecting the right cloud contact center vendor.

  • Here are the five core principles for monetizing your storage like never before and winning more customer applications than ever for your cloud and hosted services. These are your keys to the next generation data center.

Most Popular Programming Stories

More for Developers

RSS Feeds

Thanks for your registration, follow us on our social networks to keep up-to-date