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Code Craft by Pete Goodliffe

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Get Thinking

A detailed discussion of these questions can be found in the "Appendix A" section on page 491.

Mull It Over

  1. Is it more important for everyone in a development team to use the same IDE, or for each person to pick the one that suits him or her best? What are the implications of different people using different tools?

  2. What is the minimum set of tools that any programmer should have at his or her disposal?

  3. Which are more powerful: command-line or GUI-based tools?

  4. Are there construction tools that aren't programs?

  5. What's most important for a tool?

    1. Interoperability

    2. Flexibility

    3. Customization

    4. Power

    5. Ease of use and learning

Getting Personal

  1. What are the common tools in your toolbox? Which do you use every day? Which do you use a few times a week? Which ...

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