I am probably the weirdest linux/user. Neither Vi(m) nor Emacs managed to please me. I belong to group of few that cannot live without joe (Joe's Own Editor), and sometimes Jed (when syntax coloring is required).
But will see how Eclipse and Netbeans works for C++ dev.
On the other hand, what unit testing libraries are worth trying out?
I was once console-only developer (even in Java world), but once I started using GUI debugger, code completion, etc. it kind of ended
I will give C++ eclipse a try although new QT developer tools also looks simple and functional.
I am Java developer with about 3 years experience. Previously I worked with PHP for couple of years. I have also worked a lot with SQL (Oracle and MySQL), and sometimes with Perl and bash.
Now from all of that I can say that Java seems to be the "simplest" to use. All the tools like profilers, unit testing frameworks, great IDE (eclipse) with plug-ins for everything possible
I want to start fooling around with C++. I know that I should start with STL/Boost combo, but how about other tools? Some helper tools to detect critical errors (error prone parts of code)? Some unit testing libraries? Is there good IDE (Visual Studio Express seems awfully
The sooner you fall behind, the more time you have to catch up.