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#1 2020-10-05 10:39:55

gaekwad
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IDE / text editor of choice, Q4 2020 edition

Good day to you, web developer type people.

I have the now-annual urges to get back into website development now the daylight hours are getting shorter in the northern hemisphere.

What’s your preferred IDE / text editor of choice at the moment, please? I need to look beyond Atom since development has slowed somewhat since GitHub was acquired. Bonus points for: works on macOS, open source (or buy once), extensible.

I’m drawn to Nova since Panic are great at what they do, but the $ is beyond me at the moment considering how little dev-ing I do.

Thanks in advance.

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#2 2020-10-05 11:14:54

phiw13
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Re: IDE / text editor of choice, Q4 2020 edition

  1. BBEdit, it still does not suck. free or subscription in the App Store, free or one time buy from their site (till the next major upgrade, roughly every 2 years)
  2. SubEthaEdit, free in the App Store

I am not interested in those applications that update every other day to add… nothing (looking at your Firefox of late).


Where is that emoji for a solar powered submarine when you need it ?

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#3 2020-10-05 11:33:28

philwareham
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Re: IDE / text editor of choice, Q4 2020 edition

I’m using Panic Nova now – very nice so far (it’s basically Coda updated for 2020 with all the modern features I could hope for – such as multiple cursors, finally!). The HTML syntax plays pretty well with Textpattern templates too (although someone with good regex skills could probably build a proper TXP code completion extension).

All my old Coda clips carried over perfectly as well.

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#4 2020-10-06 03:35:53

code365
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Re: IDE / text editor of choice, Q4 2020 edition

I am using VS Code very lite weight editor and free.

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#5 2020-10-06 08:00:50

Algaris
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Re: IDE / text editor of choice, Q4 2020 edition

I’m using Panic’s Nova as well. I love the fact that it’s a native macOS app and not built on Electron.

Before Nova I used to use Espresso

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#6 2020-10-06 10:36:37

gaekwad
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Re: IDE / text editor of choice, Q4 2020 edition

Perfect – thank you very much!

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#7 2020-10-06 12:26:47

philwareham
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Re: IDE / text editor of choice, Q4 2020 edition

Algaris wrote #326235:

I’m using Panic’s Nova as well. I love the fact that it’s a native macOS app and not built on Electron.

Yeah, agreed on Electron apps. We choose an operating system for a reason. 😀

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#8 2020-10-06 17:02:06

michaelkpate
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Re: IDE / text editor of choice, Q4 2020 edition

code365 wrote #326231:

I am using VS Code very lite weight editor and free.

VS Code is my editor of choice, too – I’ve tried some of the others but I gravitate toward this one.

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#9 2020-10-07 00:32:51

bici
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Re: IDE / text editor of choice, Q4 2020 edition

michaelkpate wrote #326241:

VS Code is my editor of choice, too – I’ve tried some of the others but I gravitate toward this one.

VS Code


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#10 2020-10-07 00:58:59

phiw13
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Re: IDE / text editor of choice, Q4 2020 edition

Algaris wrote #326235:

[…] not built on Electron.

Yes, that is the condition sine qua non for any editor worth its weight[*]. Nova does not look bad, a tad pricey maybe. Especially as I have absolutely no need for a new editor, BBEdit works perfectly.

BTW, this is amusing: 5GUIs


Where is that emoji for a solar powered submarine when you need it ?

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