There’s something about the technology space that loves to toss around the word “minimalism.” People love the minimalism of a design or the minimalism of a given project.
I don’t know how often we do a good job of actually incorporating minimalism into our own respective projects (or lives for that matter) nor do I claim to be a minimalist, but I thought it may be worth taking a look at one of the simplest IDE setups I’ve ever used.
I’ve been using Notepad++ for my local development for two recent projects and have been thoroughly pleased.
Sure, it requires a couple of plug-ins to get going, but I think it provides a solid setup. Here’s how: