Simon Fell > Its just code > IDE's

Saturday, March 8, 2003

My current project has me coding in C++, Java & Flash, so I've been spending some quality time using Eclipse. Jumping back into VS.NET last night really highlighted all the cool things Eclipse does like the popup suggestions for fixing compile errors, click on the right one, and it even makes the code changes. But the one I missed the most is the background compile / syntax checking, I'd do a build in VS.NET see an error, goto the code and fix it and then wonder why it was still sitting there with squiggly lines, and the error in the task list, doh!, they don't get updated until you build again.
And speaking of Flash, Macromedia have been pushing Flash as a tool for building client applications, I'm yet to be convinced, its been a pretty painful process so far.