Re: What's NetBeans written in?

Lew <lew@lewscanon.nospam>
Sat, 14 Jul 2007 09:51:33 -0400
Lew wrote:

Project builds should be done via Ant anyway, not through an IDE.
All IDEs emit text in the end; if a developer prefers vi and they
meet their deadlines and quality goals, more power to them.

David Segall wrote:

If another programmer changes my Matisse GUI using vi the text he
emits will not include the text required for me to continue using

This is an argument against using a single IDE, not in favor of it. The
trouble with standardizing on an IDE instead of just a platform and a language
is that you get IDE depencies in your product, a Bad Thing.

Arne Vajh??j wrote:

Is that vi's or Matisse's fault ?

Good question.

It should be a matter of policy that no one can check code into the repository
that breaks the build (compile step). It should be a matter of policy that no
IDE dependencies exist in the code repository. The right way to build a Java
program is from source, a pure text medium, using Ant. vi is certainly
capable of emitting all the text needed for a successful build, in the hands
of a competent developer. Ditto emacs, JBuilder, JEdit, NetBeans, Eclipse,
OAD, WSAD, yada effing yada.

Management needs to get it, and get off the developers' backs about such
stupidity as mandating an IDE.


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