Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 13th Dec 2010 19:27 UTC, submitted by lemur2
Mono Project For the most time, I've been firmly in the largest camp when it comes to the Mono debate - the 'I don't care'-camp. With patent lawsuits being hotter than Lady Gaga right now, that changed. For good reason, so it seems; while firmly in the 'ZOMG-MICROSOFT-IS-T3H-EVILL!1!!ONE!'-camp, The-Source.com investigated the five most popular Mono applications, and the conclusion is clear: all of them implement a lot of namespaces which are not covered by Microsoft's community promise thing.
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RE[5]: Evil Companies
by TheGZeus on Tue 14th Dec 2010 02:21 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Evil Companies"
TheGZeus
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2010-05-19

Yeah.

However, I just... use Emacs.

Eclipse is gigantic and anything it has that Emacs lacks seems to be something I would never want.

Most people who speak of an IDE wouldn't include Emacs or VIM + *insert extension(s)* in the class of "IDE".
They usually mean "Approachable GUI IDE".

_That's_ what I'm talking about; that when people ask for a good IDE, all I can suggest is Emacs, as I know nothing about the alternatives, because I've never wanted to use one since learning Emacs.

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RE[6]: Evil Companies
by Delgarde on Tue 14th Dec 2010 02:34 in reply to "RE[5]: Evil Companies"
Delgarde Member since:
2008-08-19

Most people who speak of an IDE wouldn't include Emacs or VIM + *insert extension(s)* in the class of "IDE".
They usually mean "Approachable GUI IDE".


Pretty sure "approachable GUI IDE" is an oxymoron... I've used a few IDEs over the years, and those capable enough to be worth using tend to have a huge learning curve. Excellent for a developer willing to take time to learn his tools, but very tricky to start with - particularly if coming from the "vi + terminal" school of development.

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