Lightsaber IDE 000: A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away....

by Terry Hughes Friday, April 01, 2011 04:45 PM

Lightsaber IDE

So after getting fed up with people complaining about problems with their *favorite* IDE, it occurred to me. Why don't we just make our own? You know, like how a Jedi builds their own lightsaber. Talking about it at work and thinking about it on the commute I came up with a list of big ticket items that would need to be addressed.

  • Editing a file
  • Multiple files
  • Compiling
  • Debugging
  • Test runner
  • Syntax highlighting
  • Find usages
  • Go to definition
  • Intellisense
  • Snippets (prop, propg)
  • Source code integration
  • TeamCity, StyleCop, etx integration
  • ReSharper refactorings
  • Underscoring

While there is a ton more and it's a big task (and most likely a tremendous waste of time) it seems like a fun thing to do, at least for a little while. I also came up with a name, DevPad.

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