Why do IDEs get criticized so much?

My Quora answer : Simon Kinahan‘s answer is good, though I think he’s over-emphasizing the snobbery aspect. What’s definitely true is that IDEs are often not particularly optimized for the application you want to write. And often they’re optimized for the application you DON’T want to write. This is particularly true as, like most user-facing […]


The browser keeps evolving to become a more comprehensive platform, operating system. WebAssembly is a new proposed standard bytecode that the major browser-makers are committing to support. It will interop with javascript (I believe) and HTML5 APIs, and is intended as a compile-target for other languages. More information here.