IntelliJ or Zerobrane?

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IntelliJ or Zerobrane?

Post by yeau » Sun Jan 26, 2020 12:27 am

I've configured both to run lua love scripts but I am just curious as what peeps here on the forums prefer? Is there any advantages to either? If it helps, I'm still in lua 5.2 :P

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Re: IntelliJ or Zerobrane?

Post by raidho36 » Sun Jan 26, 2020 1:44 am

A lot of people don't use any IDE whatsoever. Those are extremely heavyweight and 100% of their useful functionality already exist in regular text editors, such as Visual Studio Code. Which is to say, there are no advantages to use any IDE, much less any specific one.

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Re: IntelliJ or Zerobrane?

Post by yeau » Sun Jan 26, 2020 3:28 am

raidho36 wrote:
Sun Jan 26, 2020 1:44 am
A lot of people don't use any IDE whatsoever. Those are extremely heavyweight and 100% of their useful functionality already exist in regular text editors, such as Visual Studio Code. Which is to say, there are no advantages to use any IDE, much less any specific one.
Is ZeroBrane heavyweight? Is there any disadvantage to using it? (sorry, am still new to lualang, I come from webdesign and python/game)

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Re: IntelliJ or Zerobrane?

Post by YounYokel » Sun Jan 26, 2020 6:24 am

I personally choose Notepad++ or Atom.
Let's make games with love.

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string.format('Made with LÖVE %s.%s (%s)', ({love.getVersion()})[1], ({love.getVersion()})[2], ({love.getVersion()})[4])

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Re: IntelliJ or Zerobrane?

Post by zorg » Sun Jan 26, 2020 8:25 am

To some people, integrated debugging facilities, variable watching, integrated consoles are something they want to have; in that case, Zerobrane is good. IDK about IntelliJ though. As for myself, i just use sublimetext2, because i don't need those things, not even autocomplete.
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Re: IntelliJ or Zerobrane?

Post by JesseWebb » Sun Jan 26, 2020 12:39 pm

I prefer ZeroBrane, personally. I only used IntelliJ for a short time, so maybe I didn't give it enough of a chance. ZeroBrane just seemed more intuitive and easy to use, for some reason. Plus, it's more lightweight in comparison (as far as I remember).

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Re: IntelliJ or Zerobrane?

Post by monolifed » Sun Jan 26, 2020 3:37 pm

SciTe.
You can add your own commands etc
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Re: IntelliJ or Zerobrane?

Post by raidho36 » Sun Jan 26, 2020 4:31 pm

zorg wrote:
Sun Jan 26, 2020 8:25 am
To some people, integrated debugging facilities, variable watching, integrated consoles are something they want to have.
VSCode supports those, as any decent text editor should. IDK maybe on Windows it's an oddity you needed to use IDE for, but Linux editors had those features for ages.

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Re: IntelliJ or Zerobrane?

Post by grump » Sun Jan 26, 2020 4:35 pm

Aside from console output, a typical text editor does not have Lua code debugging features.

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