In the "real world," deployments rarely fit the boxes developers would like to put them in. It's hard to find deployments that are fully spec-compliant to Java EE or .NET. Instead, you find C, C++, Perl, Ruby and AWK all working together to create an environment that works. However, developers prefer homogenous, clean environments, even though they don't actually exist.
In this podcast
, taken from a panel at TSSJS-Europe, Bruce Tate, Wayne Beaton, Erik Dornenburg and Ted Neward discuss how developers, if they could start over, would design the ideal development environment.
Suppose you took a look into a crystal ball and tried to come up with the way things were meant to be done in the future - choosing how IDEs would work, how implementations would interact, and what languages would be used for what purposes. What would you include in your development environment?