Wednesday, March 17, 2004

IDEA 4.0

I have usually used Eclipse for my development (when I'm not using a basic editor - UltraEdit). But I got hold of a copy of IDEA 4.0 to check it out. I actually like it a lot. The usage features are nice as are the refactorings. I have an article on my desk that tells me how to integrate IDEA with an application server for debugging but I haven't gotten around to setting it up yet. There is one thing that absolutely drives me crazy. Every Windows application in the world uses Ctrl+Y for redo. But IDEA uses Ctrl+Y to delete the current line. I can't tell you how many times I have hit Ctrl+Y a bunch of times thinking I was undoing something and then look up to see my code mangled. Arghhh! Why can't we just follow the standard?

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