<![CDATA[ Eclipse recommendation - MODX Community Forums]]> https://forums.modx.com/thread/?thread=23360 <![CDATA[Re: Eclipse recommendation]]> https://forums.modx.com/thread/23360/eclipse-recommendation#dis-post-117826
There are two schools of thought on programming, art or science; I maintain it’s between, just like Art is partly science (color theory, etc) but still mostly Art. There are some very pretty Paint by Number kits, but Monet they ain’t!

The decent, workable stuff can be pure "science", but the brilliant, really great stuff will always have that extra touch of Art.]]>
sottwell Jul 09, 2005, 01:23 AM https://forums.modx.com/thread/23360/eclipse-recommendation#dis-post-117826
<![CDATA[Re: Eclipse recommendation]]> https://forums.modx.com/thread/23360/eclipse-recommendation#dis-post-117825 Quote from: rthrash at Jul 08, 2005, 05:06 PM

Ruby... bah! (Rails is really cool, though) smiley

I’m begining to fall in love with RoR...Now with all of the AJAX integration, it is going to make rapid development fun and easy.

Someday soon, programming will become a drag and drop experience laugh]]>
SpeedStreet Jul 08, 2005, 01:15 PM https://forums.modx.com/thread/23360/eclipse-recommendation#dis-post-117825
<![CDATA[Re: Eclipse recommendation]]> https://forums.modx.com/thread/23360/eclipse-recommendation#dis-post-117824 ]]> rethrash Jul 08, 2005, 12:06 PM https://forums.modx.com/thread/23360/eclipse-recommendation#dis-post-117824 <![CDATA[Re: Eclipse recommendation]]> https://forums.modx.com/thread/23360/eclipse-recommendation#dis-post-117823 Quote from: Carsten at Jun 25, 2005, 05:43 PM

Sounds very interesting ... I’ve stopped by the site a few times but I got the impression it was only java related ...
hmmm ... I wonder if this is why Apple released their WebObjects code into the wild .... from $50,000 to free!

I use BBEdit all of the time but wouldn’t mind a spell checker like option like you mentioned in regards to picking up those duh mistakes smiley

hehe, gonna have to take a look again!

Thanks!!

Another reason to go Eclipse:

I just found out someone FINALLY is working on developing an IDE for Ruby on Rails!!!

http://raa.ruby-lang.org/project/rdt/

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SpeedStreet Jul 08, 2005, 09:47 AM https://forums.modx.com/thread/23360/eclipse-recommendation#dis-post-117823
<![CDATA[Re: Eclipse recommendation]]> https://forums.modx.com/thread/23360/eclipse-recommendation#dis-post-117822 hmmm ... I wonder if this is why Apple released their WebObjects code into the wild .... from $50,000 to free!

I use BBEdit all of the time but wouldn’t mind a spell checker like option like you mentioned in regards to picking up those duh mistakes smiley

hehe, gonna have to take a look again!

Thanks!!]]>
Carsten Jun 25, 2005, 12:43 PM https://forums.modx.com/thread/23360/eclipse-recommendation#dis-post-117822
<![CDATA[Re: Eclipse recommendation]]> https://forums.modx.com/thread/23360/eclipse-recommendation#dis-post-117821
I first started using an IDE like this when IntelliJ IDEA was released about 4 years ago, and improved my J2EE productivity 10 fold. Now I feel the same way with regard to my as of yet still green PHP skills. It tells me when I make dumb mistakes, which saves me a great amount of time (since i tend to make a few of those every now and again).

In any case, with the release of the Eclipse 3 series, I have been totally converted to Eclipse, since I can’t afford IntelliJ and don’t do any J2EE work at the moment, though even if I could and did, I probably would still pick Eclipse, since it is such an open platform for any developer in just about any language.

Auto source formatting, syntax and other error highlighting, contextual type-ahead menus for objects, functions, variables, and more, code templates for common snippets and starting points, HTML Tidy plugins, PHP debugging, etc. The PHPeclipse extensions are necessary to get all this in PHP pages, but it also includes HTML, CSS, and JS support, and on and on...

I definitely recommend giving it a try, expecting a bit of a learning curve -- but once you get the hang of it, you’ll be wondering how you ever developed without it.]]>
opengeek Jun 25, 2005, 11:02 AM https://forums.modx.com/thread/23360/eclipse-recommendation#dis-post-117821
<![CDATA[Re: Eclipse recommendation]]> https://forums.modx.com/thread/23360/eclipse-recommendation#dis-post-117820 sottwell Jun 25, 2005, 07:17 AM https://forums.modx.com/thread/23360/eclipse-recommendation#dis-post-117820 <![CDATA[Re: Eclipse recommendation]]> https://forums.modx.com/thread/23360/eclipse-recommendation#dis-post-117819 ]]> Carsten Jun 25, 2005, 05:01 AM https://forums.modx.com/thread/23360/eclipse-recommendation#dis-post-117819 <![CDATA[Re: Eclipse recommendation]]> https://forums.modx.com/thread/23360/eclipse-recommendation#dis-post-117818
I guess it’s time I got the latest and greatest version of it and some plugins and take the time to learn to use it properly.]]>
sottwell Jun 24, 2005, 01:54 AM https://forums.modx.com/thread/23360/eclipse-recommendation#dis-post-117818
<![CDATA[Eclipse recommendation]]> https://forums.modx.com/thread/23360/eclipse-recommendation#dis-post-117817 davedenis Jun 23, 2005, 11:52 PM https://forums.modx.com/thread/23360/eclipse-recommendation#dis-post-117817