On Tue, May 3, 2011 at 1:23 AM, Petey wrote:
Which programmes should I start using because they might be useful in the future? Which functions of eclipse are useful but unused/unnoticed by beginners.
What do you use and why :) ?
You're going to get some extremely disparate responses to that! I'll
open with the disclaimer that will apply to everyone's posts: This is
personal opinion, not Gospel truth. :)
For my development (which is quite polyglot - at the moment,
C++/Python/PHP/makefile/Pike/text all up in tabs), I use SciTE and a
good makefile. I hit F7 and Scite runs make in the current file's
directory. Is it an IDE or an editor? I'm not really sure; it's an
editor that lets me scroll through compiler errors with F4/Shift-F4.
A well-made makefile is an awesome tool. I strongly recommend getting
familiar with your make utility (if you don't currently have one, get
GNU make). My make will build either the production or debug version
of my code, upload changed files to our deployment server, and in fact
do everything except push changes into our git repo (I prefer to do
that manually, as I usually want to build lots of times and only then
commit the change in git).