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 ... Best, Clemens 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. >> >>> >> > > > --~--~---------~--~----~------------~-------~--~----~ You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Lift" group. To post to this group, send email to email@example.com To unsubscribe from this group, send email to liftweb+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com For more options, visit this group at http://groups.google.com/group/liftweb?hl=en -~----------~----~----~----~------~----~------~--~---