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General Discussion

Anyone know of any programs to write code

I've already learned HTML, CSS, and some JavaScript, but I want to start coding on my own and working on projects. I want to be able to code without workspaces. Do you have any suggestions on great programs to code on?

3 Answers

Seth Kroger
Seth Kroger
56,407 Points

There are a number of great, free text editors available for editing your code. One of these along with git and a shell/terminal (standard on Linux/Mac, and git for Windows helpfully includes Git Bash as a shell) to provide the console will give you most or all of what workspaces provides.

If you are willing to spend a little (around 60 USD) there are also programs called Integrated Development Environments (IDE) such as Webstorm that are quite powerful. They have built-in consoles and preview capabilities (using a local webserver instead of just viewing files). And a host of other features to help manage, build, and deploy your projects.

jason chan
jason chan
31,008 Points

sublimetext is my favorite. You can just use it and not pay for it. But it's on my favorites due to plugins.

Atom is also very good and it's open source.

Philip Vaarskov
Philip Vaarskov
2,252 Points

Is it possible to get a console that works like the console on treehouse but with Atom as the editor. I'm looking for a console that can show the errors and give hints like the treehouse console does. Cheers