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Discussion on: What Your IDE Says About You

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David Quintero 📿

I second this. What a nonsensical thing to say. Dissolving and defusing that certain antagonistic sense which leads to gatekeeping and exclusion is a worthy endeavour, and I thank you for taking the time to publish this much needed take that goes BEYOND a developer's particular preference of IDE. Cheers!

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Aaron L Marks Author

This right here is why I wrote this. If we make apps, we're developers. Period. If you use Visual Studio Code, you're a developer. If you are using nothing but Notepad and Netscape Navigator, you're a developer. I don't understand why there is this subset of "uppity" developers who believe that their tools are the only valid tools but they exist... and I would be glad to see them leave the field if they can't change their ways.

There is already too much exclusion in tech. I'm not going to sit back and watch aspiring developers walk away from financial security just because some butthole wants to feel superior.

Thanks for having my back here!