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In some aspects VS is terrible.
It is just a different terrible than the terrible RAD Studio.

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I'm not very good with words, but I honestly can't find that he claims VS is terrible. "He says Visual Studio is terrible" is a really delusive distortion of words. 👎

 

RAD Studio definitively has its issues (for example, I'd never call it responsive, as he does), but so does VS. I don't particularly enjoy working in VS either, it's far from perfect.

 

But I do love Visual Studio Code, that's for sure.

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9 hours ago, Der schöne Günther said:

I honestly can't find that he claims VS is terrible

What’s the worst thing about being a developer?

Working in that “other” IDE (of course)!

 

 

 

That is the part I was referring to. 

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10 hours ago, David Heffernan said:

I love the parts where he says RAD Studio is awesome and Visual Studio is terrible.

"and RAD Studio is the only tool I have found that actually makes the overall development experience extremely pleasurable. It has everything you need... well thought out, and highly customizable."

 

I'd hate to see what he's comparing it to.

 

Last weekend I was using a JetBrains IDE on Linux. I started creating a constant to hold a Linux path; it was really long, the file system is case-sensitive and I was trying to recall the path from memory. Somehow the Jetbrains IDE recognized that the string I was typing was a directory path and its code completion suddenly switched to offering suggestions to complete the file path. Now instead of almost certainly screwing up the path I was able to get the whole thing entered with just a few keystrokes. My jaw dropped open for a few seconds after the IDE pulled this trick on me. This came on top of discovering when I wanted to suppress a compiler warning that you can turn off warnings on a line-by-line basis for certain warnings or all of them. And this is done by specially-crafted comments so you don't even have to access a menu or use a special key combination to do it.

 

I find it hard to imagine that RAD Studio, which still doesn't have code completion and compiler warnings sorted out after several years, and doesn't even allow key binding customization, is the only IDE that would be bearable to Joe Hecht.

 

 

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On 8/21/2021 at 1:20 AM, David Heffernan said:

What’s the worst thing about being a developer?

Working in that “other” IDE (of course)!

 

 

 

That is the part I was referring to. 

Well, he could be referring to IDLE... but that is a long shot. 😄

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19 hours ago, Sherlock said:

Well, he could be referring to IDLE... but that is a long shot. 😄

Impossible! No one uses IDLE... no one.

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Good interview.

 

"No developer should be seen without:

Delphi, Beyond Compare, and NotePad++. What more do you really need?"

 

Total Commander. Working without it is a big waste of time.

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On 11/27/2021 at 6:25 PM, Foersom said:

"No developer should be seen without:

Delphi, Beyond Compare, and NotePad++. What more do you really need?"

 

Total Commander. Working without it is a big waste of time.

Me: WinMerge, AkelPad, xplorer2...

I'd put any VCS right after Delphi in this list

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Based on your mention, I'm trying AkelPad. I can't activate any plugin. The list is empty.
You are in: c: \ Program Files (x86) \ AkelPad \ AkelFiles \ Plugs \
Well thank you.

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Yep to change things in PF you need elevation. I almost never place my soft in PF. You can change AkelUpdater.exe settings to always run as admin

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