I don't think it's necessary to make a final decision about your IDE  
at any time. AFAIK, all major IDEs work quite well with Maven's pom  
files, so it's very easy to switch IDEs at any time.

I for instance used NetBeans until last month, when JetBrains updated  
their Scala plugin - then I switched to IntelliJ. The transition was  
very smooth.

So start with any one of the IDEs, and once you've figured out what do  
don't like about that very IDE, you can look around whether another  
IDE might do it better.

And anyways, if there really was a "best" IDE, it would probably be  
the only IDE (the causality goes both ways). It's always a matter of  
needs, prior experience, taste ...


On 9-Apr-09, at 5:38 AM, Alexander Kellett wrote:

> actually my biggest blocker (and still my blocker) is getting a
> working coding environment.
> there is so much contradictory information on which ide is the best.
> it would be really nice to have a document that talks about the pro's
> and con's of each ide.
> in the rails/osx world its easy: use textmate unless you have a
> predisposition for something else.
> not the case for lift / scala in general.
> i know, boring... but i think it really would help to have such a
> document to help people decide.
> On Thu, Apr 9, 2009 at 5:58 AM, Charles F. Munat <c...@munat.com>  
> wrote:
>> I'm writing a proposal for a presentation on moving from Rails to  
>> Lift.
>> A couple of stumbling blocks that I've mentioned are:
>> 1. Understanding and taking advantage of immutable constructs.
>> 2. Getting the hang of the view-centric approach to MVC.
>> Before I go much further, I'd like to poll this list for things that
>> others think should be included. For former or current Rails  
>> developers
>> like myself, What sorts of things gave you the most trouble when  
>> moving
>> to Lift (or trying it out)? What would you like to have had someone
>> explain to you to make the transition easier?
>> Thanks for any help!
>> Chas.
> >

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