one of the concerns I have with the IDE is that it feels rather inert when you look at it.
nothing tells you at a glance what’s running or not, which nodes are eating your CPU, where data is flowing, where are the nulls, the big spread counts and so on and so forth.
for complex projects/libraries, this makes debugging horribly tedious. you end up creating IOBoxes to monitor stuff all over the place, placing
WriteLine here and there to know when/if something happens. the fact that you can only look at one place at a time makes things even more complicated.
in a general way, I think it would help very much if the IDE gave more life-signs. I know that things were already asked in that direction, like here or here, but working on some intricate libraries and having those griefs again and again makes me realize that rather than making individual feature requests, it could be more beneficial to discuss the way the IDE communicates with us as more general topic.
and yes, I know we don’t want to have a cluttered interface and flashing stuff all over the place, and I also know that the UI revamp is going to happen at some point. let’s just see that topic as a place for suggestions and constructive reflections on that matter :)