People from the Microsoft world are finally discovering what has happened in the Java world in the meantime, so it seems.
autoCode(my_dotnet_baby); about IntelliJ IDEA: “I love this stuff. This IDEA editor truly looks amazing. I know that MS will catch up, they always clone other people’s good ideas! To be brutally honest, though, I think it’s fairly shameful that MS (with their resources and all!) haven’t done these things first. Some of them are just so obvious, like having the editor tell you about superfluous using or Import statements, for instance.
Software development, and specifically the programmer-editor interaction, really is the cliff-face of our technological evolution; look here, for a long to come, for the firsts in interface and usability innovations and breakthroughs. It’s here where frail and error-prone human creative thought-processes clash with the machinstic and rigid rules of the logical languages and systems that we work with. It’s because of this battle for expression that we developers face every day, that we’ll also develop better editors, better expressions of our intent and creativity.
Microsoft must do better in this regard. For the biggest & best software co. in the world not to sell the best software editor in the world, should simply not be acceptable.”