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    These guys are User Interface Gods in my opinion. The tool isn’t for the newbie at all but it’s a monster in the hands of a professional. I love these improvements.

    And they clearly also like to have some fun. I absolutely adore the fact that the text anti-aliasing drop down uses the appropriate setting on each setting, i.e. the text that says “No hinting” has no hinting while the text that says “Full hinting” has full hinting - all in the same drop down.

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      These guys are User Interface Gods in my opinion

      Gods, period. Painful to make a plugin? Make an IDE. Painful to support a language? Make a language.

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        I have been using IntelliJ in anger for years and I find none of it intuitive or even powerful. Also, I waste at least 30 minutes each day when it is “Indexing….” Eclipse had a reliable incremental compiler 15 years ago, IntelliJ still does not have one. I never understood all the hype around it tbh.

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          I’ll admit that IntelliJ has its faults, but once I picked up a few tricks with it I found it to be immensely helpful in my Scala work. Compared to just a text editor the type checking and hinting alone is a huge productivity boost, and I find the indexing helpful for jumping around quickly between relevant bits of code. Is your codebase extremely large? Even on my laptop indexing only took a few seconds at most.

          That said, the compiler does still need a bit of work and there’s certainly a learning curve to it. Still, I’m glad I spent the hours to get used to it. Never tried Eclipse for Scala though, after hearing everybody’s complaints.