[erlang-questions] Erlang IDE

Garrett Smith <>
Tue Nov 17 21:01:09 CET 2009


On Tue, Nov 17, 2009 at 11:08 AM, NavTux <> wrote:
>      I need good interactive IDE for erlang for both windows and
> linux<Ubuntu> ,which one is best to work with erlang?
> It ll be good one if the IDE functions like Netbeans that means If any
> error happens it shows the tip to rectify

Have you looked at erlIDE?

http://erlide.sourceforge.net

This is probably your best bet, though when I looked at it (a few
months ago), it was rough around the edges.

Just to give you an idea how limited the Erlang IDE story is, I
switched from Vim to Emacs as my main source editor in order to take
advantages of its Erlang support. IMO, if you're going to invest a
*lot* of time in Erlang, you'll want to consider a switch as well.
Unfortunately, that's a huge transition of you do your work in
Netbeans. Nevertheless, Emacs is the path of least resistance for
productive development in Erlang.

Another point to bear in mind... most Erlang projects use automake
tools for builds... not a happy place for Windows development. I've
restored to run virtualized Ubuntu on my Windows machines to do any
Erlang development. Again, path of least resistance. You can certainly
use Windows, but you're going to hit bumps along the way.

Garrett


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