The lesson: the correct tool is exponentially more productive.[…]As an engineer, there is a short list of tools that you must be rabid about. Rabid. Foaming at the mouth crazy.
Wise words. If your tools don’t make you exponentially more productive, you must change them. Every engineer can write an application using Notepad. But if you care about quality, timeliness or sanity, then find the right tool and use it.