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Command Lines vs IDEs

Lawrence D'Oliveiro
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There's general agreement on the productivity benefits of the modern
IDE: ...

But lighter weight tools offer a more rapid edit/test cycle with less
waiting time. The command line remains one of the most powerful and
fastest ways to interact with your system.

Command line workflows offer a more flexible, less integrated, less
guided, approach to development. You learn how to use them one tool at a

It's no surprise that Microsoft, IBM, Oracle, and other members of "big
software" promote IDEs strongly.

So, in a way, the command line helps as a check against too much
corporate or political control over our computing infrastructure.
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