[nycphp-talk] Java provides???

Ajai Khattri ajai at
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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