My last experience in development in “true” C was at least 10+ years ago. This quarter for my Machine Organization class we’re getting down and dirty with some basic C operations as we develop in Assembly and execute some operations on a virtual ISA. After spending so much time Java, I underestimated how much time it would take to jockey around my workspace and preferred IDE, Eclipse to get into C.
For most of my time in Java I’ve developed with Eclipse as my IDE, using the latest Kepler release after transitioning from Juno the previous year. I find myself in the minority of people who like Eclipse, though I’m not doing most of the advanced visual things (Android dev for example) that either Android Studio, IntelliJ, or NetBeans really excel at. At the end of setting up everything for C, I realized that I have a ton of preferences tweaked and set just so in the app. Attempting to duplicate this across my two dev machines was a bit annoying but not insurmountable.