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re: The IDE - The beginner's trap ! VIEW POST

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I'm definitely an advocate for learning to program without an IDE. Learning to write, compile/run, commit, and debug without an IDE provides a solid foundation for continued mastery.

That said, once you know what you're doing, the safeguards a decent IDE offers help considerably reduce coding errors and style inconsistencies, while increasing efficiency.

Related, The Curse of the IDE

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