I’ve seen a couple of references to the Eclipse IDE but Eclipse hasn’t been mentioned much in the forum. I’ve never come across anyone using it in my career but I always found the large companies I’ve mostly worked for afraid of free things. Which bits of Eclipse have people tried and what do you think?
I’ve become interested because ‘Clojure for the Brave & True’ recommended emacs with CIDER as the development environment for Clojure but I’ve become annoyed at the amount of time I’m spending learning emacs instead of Clojure. If I’m away from it for a week or 2 then I forget all the key combinations. I’m not getting involved in coding to spend all my time messing with configuring infrastructure. I’ve belatedly realised that the book also mentioned counterclockwise which runs in Eclipse on the JVM. There’s a question to be answered about whether my Clojure environment is Linux, Lisp (eLisp & emacs) or the JVM, leading naturally to Eclipse. Would anyone like to warn me off before I waste even more time on an editor?
I got interested in Eclipse because it appears to have a nice UML tool and I’ve thought about trying it for DocBook before. Like emacs, it has customisations for everything I can think of trying though looks a bit more resource hungry. It probably comes down to my lack of memory vs my netbook’s. I’ve already discovered my JVM is too old to run Eclipse Neon.