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General Discussion

Scott Moore
Scott Moore
4,050 Points

So I found a text editor which is pretty cool!

Its called Brackets. What I like about it is it has a built in live preview function. While your styling the css the change is instantaneous on the screen. Anyone else using it?

4 Answers

I've tried Brackets but it was still somewhat buggy back then. Maybe they've improved it since, however, I've been using and telling people about Atom. I think they have some pretty big plans for it and it's also intuitive. I think it's safe to say that text editors come and go but it seems recently, with the advent of Sublime Text, there have been some major improvements all around the web with these new text editors.

Brackets is coming along nicely. Still a bit slow at times but I love it. I would like to give atom a go as it really seems to have taken whats good about sublime and is building upon it. But I'm on windows so I will be waiting for that release for now.

Brackets just added multiple cursors like sublime in its latest release.

Devin Gray
Devin Gray
39,261 Points

I've been a fan of Brackets for a long time now, I forgot how or where I first heard of it, (it may have been an episode of The Treehouse Show) but it is a solid program, especially for FREE. My gripes about it are that it doesn't have SFTP transfer, and my biggest disappointment with it, it doesn't support live preview for PHP files, at least not yet. I'll look into atom, almost everyone owns a copy of sublime text, and I've heard Coda and PHPStorm are also good options.

Do we think the 'Workspaces' function here on Treehouse is based on Brackets?