Your IDE: tool or crutch? Take the quiz…

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An integrated development environment (IDE), like NetBeans or IntelliJ for Java, is a tool that enhances a computer programmer’s productivity.

A tool as in something that enables us to do quickly and easily something that would take us too long to do without assistance.

After a white-boarding interview exercise, one of my mentors said that an IDE can be a crutch.