An Alternative View on Light Table

I [think][light] that [Light Table][lt] looks pretty neat but [not everyone agrees][nolight]. Going through the comments most people seem to be excited about Light Table and disagree with the post. I haven’t used Eclipse so I can’t really speak to the truth of the post but at the least it’s always worth taking a step back and looking at a contrary opinion.

[light]: http://curtismchale.ca/2012/04/24/getting-the-right-coding-environment/ “Getting the Right Coding Environment”
[lt]: http://www.chris-granger.com/2012/04/12/light-table—a-new-ide-concept/ “Light Table demo”
[nolight]: http://eblog.chrononsystems.com/light-table-concept-vs-reality “Light Table, Concept vs Reality”

2 Comments

  1. Eric Mann April 24, 2012 at 12:23 pm #

    Honestly, that article reads more like someone taking offense at a kid poking fun at his favorite toy. I’ve used Eclipse. I’ve used PHPStorm. I’ve used Notepad. There is a use for every tool and a tool for every use case.

    Personally, I see things in Light Table that I like and things that I don’t. But I also see where it fits in the landscape of all the other tools I use. Will it replace PHPStorm? Not for me. But I’ll happily use it all the same.

    • curtismchale April 24, 2012 at 2:36 pm #

      True true, you’ve inspired another blog post on the use cases for me with MacVim, PHPStorm, Sublime Text 2, and Coda.

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