The really big question about UEStudio...
So, earlier this week, I finally took the plunge and bought UEStudio. So here is my question: "Why in the world did I wait so long to try this program?!?
I have been using UltraEdit since version 5. I have always been pleased with it. I have tried many editors, but always came back to UltraEdit because it has always been the superior choice.
However, I have always been reluctant to spend money on UEStudio. I believed that UltraEdit served every possible need I had and that for the work I do UEStudio would just be a lot of unneeded features so I did not want to spend the extra money on it. All I can say is, it was well worth the money!
I have been taking time off from work to go through the UEStudio Feature tour to get a handle on all the new features and see how they can help me to be more productive. I must say, this is time well spent. Considering a programmer is always having to "go back to school" for new language versions, new frameworks, new standards, etc., this is educational time well spent.
Let me give everyone some advice... If you haven't done so already, take some time to really sit down and explore all the features of UltraEdit or UEStudio. See how each feature can be used to help you be more productive. You may not need every feature, but you might need to know it's there, because there may come a day where you do need it. As a developer, I spend most of my day in my editor/IDE. It's what I literally spend most of my time with. I spend more time with my editor/IDE more than I see my wife during the work week. It's good to get to know it better, if you're going to be spending a lot of time with it.
Ok, so I really created this thread for a rant on why I didn't try this fabulous product sooner, and to thank IDM for another marvelous product. For my next birthday, I'll be asking for a gift of more IDM products, like UltraCompare Professional, and maybe lifetime upgrades for UEStudio. Awesome.
Next step, I'm going to try to program a wrapper/container to allow me to put UEStudio on my USB drive like I did for UltraEdit. I simply don't think I should leave home without it.