Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 29th Nov 2009 23:39 UTC
General Development Even though I'm not a programmer, I still know that while some programmers like the idea of graphical programming, whereas others shun the concept completely, opting for a more hands-on approach. While Microsoft is quite active in the field of graphical programming, the company's own high-level coders aren't very keen on the idea.
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RE: dumb article, good discussion
by f0dder on Mon 30th Nov 2009 12:04 UTC in reply to "dumb article, good discussion"
f0dder
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2009-08-05

I'd choose a more powerful computer if that's what it takes to get the IDE running smoothly - for anything but small projects, I'd hate not having powerful code navigation features.

Visual Studio 2008 is a breeze even on a relatively modest computer (2GHz dualcore laptop (which means slow HDD) and 2GB ram). Compiling can take a bit of time for release builds of C++ code using lots of templates, but debug builds are usually just fine ;)

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google_ninja Member since:
2006-02-05

In textmate, command-T is a really great "fuzzy" search, and shift-command-T is go to symbol (class/function/etc). I actually prefer this, because my hands don't leave the keyboard.

I've got a 2.26ghz dualcore laptop with 4 gigs of ram and two (albeit slow) hard drives, and visual studio is enough to kick the fan up. At work, i have a quad core with two hard drives in raid-0 and 4 gigs of ram, and visual studio still takes ages to start up and enjoys to take breaks every now and then.

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