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Moving to an IDE

Date: 2010-03-10
Status: draft
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I switched to Eclipse when I was playing with Android (because it has the necessary SDK). I loved the code handling - no extra, unnecessary tags like I remember and caused me to leave WYSIWYG editors in the past. Nevertheless, code-completion, refactoring suggestions, code-coloring, and formatting, have helped my coding and productively considerably.

Gone are the days of unnecessary keystrokes starting servers and performing other non-valuable work required in development. From the "Servers" tab in Eclipse, I set the servers once, and can start them all at once, to specified ports, that I have bookmarked for testing.

Thanks to this posting, I'm up and running a "real" IDE (Integrated Development Environment).

I've been using a mixture of notepad++, dreamweaver, word, the command-line, and filezilla; making my way through and making extensive use of notepad++ to edit all code before it goes live.

I upgraded from Rails 2.0.2 to 2.3.5 and the mysql driver was causing issues with Eclipse's Server configuration, giving the error, "The bundled mysql.rb driver has been removed from Rails 2.2", and I'm using InstantRails 2.0.