Can't do them all, but I'd mention Emacs and Vim. Maybe show a slide of 
what they look like.


TylerWeir wrote:
> It's not an editor/IDE war unless someone brings up Vim or Emacs,
> so...
> I've been using Vim+Scala+Ctags since I started.
> I'd recommend not getting hung-up on which editor is the "best"  just
> start coding.
> On Apr 9, 3:01 pm, "Charles F. Munat" <> wrote:
>> I was thinking that I'd start with Textmate, since I've used that the
>> most and it's what most Rails developers use, and then move to NetBeans,
>> since that seems to be pretty popular. But I could take a quick look at
>> Eclipse, too.
>> David Pollak wrote:
>>> On Thu, Apr 9, 2009 at 2:38 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.
>>> I spent a lot of time coding Scala and Lift with emacs and Textmate.
>>>  They work fine.
>>> While my current IDE of choice is NetBeans, I'm not convinced that an
>>> IDE is better than a good text editor.
>>>     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 <
>>>     <>> 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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