Why aren’t IDEs incredibly fun?

Ted Leung (http://www.sauria.com/blog/2005/10/20#1406< ?xml:namespace prefix = o />) wonders “?Where are the incredibly fun programming tools?…. Many [IDEs] take out some of the tedious tasks associated with programming, but none of them give me that feeling that they are enhancing my creativity or thinking?.” To me, the features of programming languages are what give me […]