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Old 04-01-2005, 02:29 AM   #1 (permalink)
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So I'm working on getting ahold of a bunch of good programs/compilers for coding, currently I have:

Java - Netbeans
C/C++ - Dev C++
HTML - Dreamweaver

I'm looking for other suggestions, and also stuff that I'll need to set up a server and test out some PHP and (My)SQL stuff .

I was thinking of trying to get ahold of Visual C++ and Visual BASIC through my University, are there any other visual programs I should get?
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Old 04-01-2005, 07:00 AM   #2 (permalink)
I like using Eclipse to do my java development.

Also, I wouldn't bother too much with visual anything, it's all candy and no trousers. If you are interested in coding, then you should concentrate on the actual code. The visual side of things is just a cheap facade...

If you want to learn visual basic, then a great place to start is in Excel - however, if you can get the full VB from uni for free then go for it.
Old 04-01-2005, 11:12 AM   #3 (permalink)
The only reason I desired to get visual C++ was because pretty much every Direct X tutorial uses it.
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Old 04-02-2005, 05:39 AM   #4 (permalink)
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My tool kit:

java -- eclipse
php/html/JavaScript -- eclipse
c/C++ -- eclipse
python -- eclipse
perl -- eclipse

I really like being able to use a single ide for every language i use. There is also a plugin for database queries that i use quite a bit.

For quick touch ups i use vi.
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Old 04-02-2005, 06:08 AM   #5 (permalink)
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eclipse is far superior to netbeans. Visual development is extremely powerful, try the eclipse visual editor tookit - you can use it to make rather nice UIs with relative ease.

there are many other useful apps, depending on your work, things like strace and tcpview (google: sysinternals) are great for tracking errors, and so is ethereal when you're debugging networked apps.
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Old 04-02-2005, 08:18 AM   #6 (permalink)
Yeah, even if it's a bit lackluster, it's good to know MS Visual Studio if you're ever thinking of getting a job that might use it. Just plain basic stuff to learn.

However I do most develpment on Macs, where the apple-supplied developer's environment is pretty much all you need.
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Old 04-02-2005, 12:59 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Eclipse = Java goodness

Eclipse + http://www.swing-designer.com/ = more better Java goodness

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Old 04-07-2005, 08:00 AM   #8 (permalink)
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gvim + GNU compilers. It's all you'll ever need.

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Old 04-09-2005, 11:27 AM   #9 (permalink)
vim all the way
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Old 04-09-2005, 04:04 PM   #10 (permalink)
I use pico, though occasionally emacs is good if I want multiple windows up in one terminal.

Never felt a need to use development software.......somehow it always seemed like I was cheating.
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Old 04-12-2005, 07:05 PM   #11 (permalink)
I use notepad++ off of sourceforge for perl, html, and xml.
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Old 04-12-2005, 07:53 PM   #12 (permalink)
The editors I use when coding are: Eclipse, jEdit, vi, nano, MSVC (for Windows C/C++ coding only). These handle all the things I have to code in from Java and C++ to XML, HTML, and various scripting languages.

The best tool of all though is your brain. Well, that and the Internet.
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Old 04-19-2005, 07:01 AM   #13 (permalink)
[ c programming ] kate + gcc -Wall
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Old 05-07-2005, 06:49 PM   #14 (permalink)
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i think i use Xemacs or Wordpad for editing, and ant or make for complex builds, and GNU compilers or IBM's jikes compiler for Java.

(that's when i can't download binary into a processor by toggling a switch very quickly)
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Old 05-10-2005, 09:37 AM   #15 (permalink)
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Old 05-18-2005, 10:08 PM   #16 (permalink)
gvim + compiler (gcc, java or whatever i'm doing) + debugger + firefox/man pages for referance everything eles is way way too slow. Then again if i'm on windows command line is such a pain that I might consider an IDE, but let's hope that never happens .
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Old 05-18-2005, 10:28 PM   #17 (permalink)
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Go for eclipse, there's hundreds of adds on if you need them.

If you got the money, go for .NET, the thing supports all kind of language.
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Old 05-20-2005, 12:07 PM   #18 (permalink)
Eclipse for Java, Zend Studio for PHP, Dreamweaver for html.

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Old 05-21-2005, 04:17 PM   #19 (permalink)
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Notepad++, an internet browser (so you can look at the api), and a command line compiler. That's the way I like to do it.

If you are on Windows like I am, I suggest using Cygwin instead of the Windows console. I always am typing "ls" and the windows console always complains about it.
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