Re: Recommended editor for novice programmers?
- Date: Mon, 4 Sep 2017 09:24:58 +1000
- From: Zenaan Harkness <zenaan@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: Recommended editor for novice programmers?
On Mon, Sep 04, 2017 at 09:42:20AM +1200, Ben Caradoc-Davies wrote:
> On 03/09/17 06:21, Tom Browder wrote:
> > I would especially appreciate other ideas for programming editors for
> > novice programmers.
> I use and recommend geany. And Eclipse.
I use geany for note taking, and when I want to print out text files
"nicely". I've also installed geany for others (3+ years happy
campers). Perfect for novice programmers.
However for Java programming, I always recommend Eclipse - as long as
you've got >= 1GiB RAM, Eclipse is fine for novices, the bees knees
for Java GUI IDEs, -and- has C and C++ support these days (besides a
zillion other languages).
I also have Eclipse installed, but for day to day coding I actually
prefer vim for two main reasons:
1) The "extreme lightweight" feel of vim (and geany for that matter
which I alias to "n" for "n"otepad (I've changed "notepad"s a few
times over the years, and keep the same alias of course...)) -
opening a file always seems close to instantaneous.
2) The mindset, and consequent feeling engendered within me, from cmd
line based edit-compile-run cycle development.
The only place I still intend to personally use Eclipse is either
developing a plugin for others to use, or developing actual GUI front
ends to software I've written (I'm confident one or both of these
will happen one day :)