A Word About Development Environments

I saw this today, and thought it hilarious:

Java, being a mainstream programming language, has attracted major software companies to pour money and human effort into it. As a consequence, a lot of good integrated development environments (IDEs) are out there. Of course, there is nothing wrong with being a real programmer by using the good old BSD vi plus a shell. Or (a little more civilized), emacs. Others who would like a more modern IDE will certainly enjoy eclipse. The main strength of eclipse, besides being totally free, is that it's built in with unit testing (JUnit) and refactoring, the two ingredients of so-called agile programming or extreme programming. It also integrates version control seamlessly. It's much more usable than the MS Visual Studio and VSS dual in nearly every aspect, except of course for generating standard-incompliant Java code.

– Christopher M. Brown, from http://www.cs.rochester.edu/~brown/242/assts/bh_learning/learning.html.

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