Inspired by this discussion in the automation community:
Which is your preferred code editor or IDE for doing development work? Maybe you have differenct choices deppending on the programming language, framework, project duration, team size, workation OS, or target runtime.?
I see most enterprise shops want a heavy weight IDE such as JBoss Developer Studio, Oracle Developer, and InteliJ. But most 'cool' developers seem to prefer a light-weight editor such as Atom.
What's your take?
I still prefer vi from the command line, but I am starting to warm to Eclipse Che running in OpenShift. I'm also starting to like Visual Studio, but old habits are really really really (did I mention really?) hard to break.
I still prefer Eclipse, even with all its rough edges. Java is my primary language, and code-completion is still a hard feature to come by unless an IDE is relatively large.
I don't do a lot of development work, but while learning Python I've found pycharm to be a robust and helpful IDE. Other than that, I'm old school like Proksch and use vi.
Yes, I'm the same as @Proksch. For my development environment at Red Hat, vim is easiest to use as I'm using Linux to pop in and out of files. Otherwise, I've had a lot of great experiences with Visual Studio.
I do work in both Windows and Linux, so the editors I prefer are supported in both OSes. I love PyCharm for working in Python, and Sublime Text for most everything else (YAML syntax highlighting is becoming a requirement) I do like notepad++, although I wish it was a bit more robust, and had better support on Linux. Of course there are times when I have to fall back to vi, but setting up the advanced vi environment for different tasks can be a hassle.
I am a huge fan of the JetBrains family of IDE's. I primarily write in Ruby, and use RubyMine. It has amazing features that helps to quicken the development pace and reduce errors. IntelliJ is also a member of the JetBrains family and offers support for Python, Ruby and many others via Plugins. These tools do come with a price, so they may not be for everyone.
Some programming languages have their own that ships with an IDE. Lazarus for the FPC compiler is really well-integrated and provides a rich experience to develop GUI and CLI applications. It also provides a form editor to layout your graphical elements and provides a RAD experience. Purebasic is similar, with both IDE's supporting multiple platforms with a single codebase. Obviously, these are not generic editors, but powerful.
For a free linux editor that is not tied to any specific language, I really like Kate which ships as part of KDE. Visual Studio Code is surprisingly good and is also cross-platform and free.