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question about Notepad++
I see that notepad++ is quite different from TH workspaces. Is there TH instructional videos about how to use notepad++?
William LiCourses Plus Student 26,867 Points
Sorry, TTH doesn't have such video. Workspace is a ZERO setup coding environment TTH custom-built in-house, it's meant to be used with TTH course lectures.
While there's nothing identical to Workspace elsewhere, that doesn't mean there are no alternatives.
A UNIX (MacOS, Linux) Operating System with any text editor + Terminal can do anything Workspace can, and then some. But you need to do all the setup yourself.
the second alternative is a cloud IDE, for example, Cloud9, requires minimum setup, but it's like a more robust & feature-rich version of TTH's Workspace.
To add on to William Li's answer...
I also wouldn't recommend using Notepad++. It is hard to visualize code, since there's no code coloring. It is just much much less convenient. It is possible, but if you want to code like a pro, and be able to code much faster, you should use a code-based text editor like:
- Brackets (free)
- Atom (free)
- Sublime Text ($79.99 but unlimited free trial)
- Code Wrangler
Both Treehouse and I use Sublime Text.
Treehouse however also uses Atom occasionally (they still use Sublime Text more though).
I hope this post will help you out
Rob AllessiFront End Web Development Techdegree Student 8,599 Points
Treehouse staff uses a wide variety of code editors, some of the most popular being Atom, Brackets and SublimeText. Though, I have to disagree with Alexander's points on dismissing NotePad++. I've been using it off and on for the past 6 years, and I don't find it to be difficult to visualize code at all, code is colored and there's different views depending on what language you're coding in and is my preferred editor.