re: Why Are Some Developers so Allergic to IDEs? VIEW POST

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Because some people just like to be different than others.

Besides that:

From the front-end-POV, I think it's also historical. Tooling used to be not so diverse just a couple of years ago, so devs got used to Notepad, TextMate, Sublime, and stick to it, because things like refactoring/testing etc. don't play a primary role. This is currently shifting due to langs like TS.

I'd speculate that folks who are long enough in tech just learned to use VIM/Emacs etc. because there wasn't many alternatives. And they got used to editors being fast and snappy, which modern tools simply arent.

For ObjC/Swift or C# I really don't understand why someone wouldn't use an IDE. XCode and VS/VSCode are the best tools in this realm.

 

From the front-end-POV, I think it's also historical. Tooling used to be not so diverse just a couple of years ago, so devs got used to Notepad, TextMate, Sublime, and stick to it, because things like refactoring/testing etc. don't play a primary role. This is currently shifting due to langs like TS.

I really think that we need more refactoring and TDD presence in the front-end sphere. No matter if it is JS or TS.

For ObjC/Swift or C# I really don't understand why someone wouldn't use an IDE. XCode and VS/VSCode are the best tools in this realm.

Agree on this too.

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