As I wrote in the last post, I’ve recently been converted to the use of an IDE in my perl programming. While I was at it I decided to take a look at what I could use for coding in other languages.
When I started looking into what to use for perl, I originally thought that a common platform like Eclipse would be best. It turned out that Eclipse, although incredibly flexible and cross-platform, was too intense for me to use casually.
After finding Padre for perl, I decided to take another look at the field, specifically at programming environments that were purpose built for a particular language like Padre was.