Language Mavens, Tool Mavens

languages editors

Tue Apr 07 13:37:29 -0700 2009

Oliver Steele writes about the divide between language mavens and tool mavens. In short, if you use a fancy IDE like IntelliJ but an older language like Java, you’re a tool maven. If you use a fancy language like Ruby but a minimalist editor like vim or TextMate, then you’re a language maven.

You’ll probably find the habits of the opposite camp fascinating, like watching a National Geographic documentary about the native peoples of some far-away land. I suspect the two groups have much they can learn from each other.