I have several years using C and C++. Lately used Microchip XC8 and XC16. I started using Arduino IDE 1.8 a couple of years ago and thought it would be a good fit to start with IoT. Using two boards, UNO and MEGA.
I've read a little bit on Beta ver2.0 so I thought I would give it a try.
Few comments using Beta 2.0. The new edit software is more friendly and may have a few NetBeans with it. I would like to see a progress bar for compiling and uploading. The Output display removes the Serial Monitor display that has to be reselected each time. The IDE takes a while to load. I plan to continue to use ver 2.0 and follow any new developments.