[nycphp-talk] Java provides???
ajai at bitblit.net
Wed Aug 12 14:52:27 EDT 2009
On Wed, 12 Aug 2009, Paul A Houle wrote:
> It's impossible to explain the power of the Eclipse/Java IDE to
> anyone who works primarily in dynamic languages. I mean, it does
> things that PHP IDEs can't even dream of doing: first of all, Eclipse
> overcomes most of the verbosity of Java that makes Java painful to work
> on. You can click on a 'create class' button and it creates a file in
> the right place for the namespace it's in, fills in the headers and all
> that. Renaming a class in Java is a big pain manually, but can be done
> in two clicks in Eclipse: Eclipse renames all the instances of the
> class, renames the file. Refactoring operations that could take a few
> hours in PHP or in Java w/o an IDE can be done in under a minute... and
> never a mistake.
Of course, you're ignoring the fact that these have little to do with Java
- IDEs exist for PHP too.
Personally, I dislike IDEs but to each their own.
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