The developer world is divided into two camps.
Language mavens wax rhapsodic about the power of higher-level programming
— first-class functions, staged programming, AOP, MOPs, and reflection.
Tool mavens are skilled at the use of integrated build and debug tools,
integrated documentation, code completion, refactoring, and code comprehension.
Language mavens tend to use a text editor such as emacs or vim
— these editors are more likely to work for new languages.
Tool mavens tend to use IDEs such as Visual Studio, Eclipse, or IntelliJ,
that integrate a variety of development tools.