Re: What every retailer should know
> On Thu, May 17, 2001 at 12:19:38PM -0400, MaD dUCK wrote:
> I am a software engineering student. The funniest part of the
> article, for me, is this paragraph :
> Limited Developer Tools
> There are limited developer tools available for Linux. Those that are
> available are much more difficult to use than Microsoft Visual Studio.
> Thus, the same application can take much longer to develop for Linux.
> Right. Did M$ forget that C and C++ originated on Unix systems? (For
> those who don't know, Ken Thompson, Dennis Ritchie and Brian Kernighan
> were three of the guys who created the first Unix system and are also
> the guys to created C)
> I have to use Windo~1 as my development workstation at my co-op job.
> My primary tools are (g)vim, bash, grep, etc ... they are *nix tools!
> Without cygwin, windows would be virtually unusable. Fortunately my
> system behaves as much like unix as possible for me :-).
> PS. This company is a Java shop and doesn't use Visual Studio at
> all, except for Visual Source Safe. It is similar to rcs, but
> with a gui frontend. I don't have much experience with cvs,
> but I know it is far superior! (The gui of VSS is nice,
> sometimes, though)
> PPS. Most of the people here use JBuilder, but one guy uses emacs.
> A contractor whose contract recently expired also used emacs.
emacs with jde works great for Java.