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    CBoard IDE of the year

    I like starting these X of the year awards, they give me something to do - if the mods don't like the idea they're free to delete it / send me threatening PM's etc.

    Now I know there's great flame wars over things like this, but I feel it's an interesting topic - I pretty much always reply to threads like this.

    The IDE can be for any language(s); here's my oppinion...

    Up until recently I swore by Visual Studio 6, mainly because it loads quickly, has an easy to understand interface and a kick-ass debugger. When I first used MSVS .NET 2003 I didn't really give it a chance (to be honest I just bought it to see what C# / J# were like - I didn't like them) but this was partially because it was when I only had my poor laptop with 128MB RAM and a slow (1.3GHz) processor, so the loading times were painful - even worse for MSDN Lib.

    So for the last couple weeks I've been using the .NET IDE and I am pretty impressed with it. A lot of nice features - the Task list is probably my favourite. It's greatly customisable too which is nice because I prefer the VS6 layout / shortcuts to the defaults.

    I can't wait until the .NET 2005 IDE hits the shelves - it's only in beta stage now, right? I'll have a looky in a minute anyhow.

    So post your oppinions on your favourite IDE, pros and cons, why it's better than X etc - but let's not get out of hand!
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    I love Dev-Cpp.

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    Free.
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    No MSVC overhead(eg adding code that I don't want, precompiled headers).

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    Code Completion Completely Sucks
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    I can't wait until the .NET 2005 IDE hits the shelves - it's only in beta stage now, right? I'll have a looky in a minute anyhow.
    It's for download on MSDN for subscribers.
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    I have a copy... actually 2 that I got at a recent MS technet event. VS 2005 .NET and SQL Server 2005. Sweet stuff.
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    Eclipse rocks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian
    Eclipse rocks.
    How so? I've never used it before
    Good class architecture is not like a Swiss Army Knife; it should be more like a well balanced throwing knife.

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    Dev-C++.

    Keep in mind, though, that it's the only IDE I've used other than VC++ 6.0 Student Edition - so I don't know what the hell I'm talking about. Plus its free, and I'm broke. That's a wonderful combination.
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    Code::Blocks has proven itself worthy of being my new primary IDE. It has a few bugs because its a release candidate, but its very nice. Great interface. I find the projects options better than Dev-Cpp.

    Its simple and easy to use like Dev-Cpp, follows standards, and has much better syntax highlighting. I also have problems in Dev-Cpp with tabbing, and sometimes with speed (it freezes up a little bit when navigating folders) too.

    Eclipse is primarily for Java, but you can get a C++ plugin. I actually have it, but I haven't tried it because I'm lovin' Code::Blocks.
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