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Visual Studio vs. Eclipse: a Programmer's Comparison

protomala QtCreator (543 comments)

The best IDE I've used is QtCreator, just because it is simple, the UI is clean and it does not get into your way. Lets use the points on this article to add it to the comparsion: - speed: much faster/lean than Eclipse, netbeans and Visual Studio. - usability: second place, have a nice debug view, but nothing as flexible as Eclipse perpective. - overwhelming: first, as I've said, have lots of features that do not make the UI big/fat/dirty. - customizability: last. You basicaly don't, just some panels you can change/add. But this is actually part of it's beauty: keeping the UI clean. - code: while it supports basically C/C++, Qt Crerator is one really good IDE. In one project, made in C++/Boost, that we used VS to build, we had to use QtCreator, as VS could not follow functions/symbols correctly, while QtCreator did without any delay. Plugin support is there, but you will only find a few like doxygen. But I would put it in second, as perspectives and custom-builds (like the Flex Builder IDE) makes Eclipse an all-in-all language and coding support. QtCreator is a really decent IDE, that sadly is not known by most people, but if you are developing a project in C/C++, I recommend you give it a try, you could end up being in love with it ;)

about a year and a half ago
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UK Court Rejects Encryption Key Disclosure Defense

protomala keys (708 comments)

"the appeals court said an encryption key is no different than a physical key and exists separately from a person's will"

Well, at least here in Brazil, you have the right to do not give your keys to the police, but if they have a warrant, they can kick down your door.
So, they could stole my encryptation keys, but not force me to give it to them.

more than 6 years ago

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