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Maritza Nguyen1,683 Points
What is the most recommended Text Editor?
I would like to know what is the best text editor. Easy to work and understand. I am a little new to this and I don't know which one to get? Any suggestions would be appreciated. :)
Lauren Clark33,155 Points
The most popular right now would probably be Sublime Text. It's not free but it's free to download and evaluate.
The good thing about Sublime Text is it has a ton of different packages to help with your coding, for instance - linters so you don't miss mistakes and typos in your code, whitespace stripping, minifying script files and stylesheets. You can set your own keybinds too.
If you're looking for something even easier to get on with than Sublime, try Brackets. Brackets will give you a live view of your code in the browser, and enables you to pull up snippets of css by clicking on the class or id selector, letting you edit it in the HTML frame for instance, rather than switching files! Pretty cool. Also, brackets is open source.
Here's a list of some of my favourite text editors, sublime and brackets included:
Notepad++ A simple editor for Windows users
Coda 2 Panic's Coda 2 has a lot of features, something to look at.
Github's Atom Editor Early stages, it's very similar to Sublime (VERY SIMILAR!) but has better git integration.
Nathan WilliamsPython Web Development Techdegree Student 6,851 Points
Ultimately it's a matter of preference, but it's good to pick one that works for you and start working on learning all the productivity boosting tricks that your choice facilitates.
Randy Perez5,668 Points
I will always go for Sublime text 2 or sublime text 3 which is beta right now
Andrew McCormick17,730 Points
Notepad (MAc - > textEdit). (come on..somebody had to say it).
I don't change very easily. I've used Notepad++ as my single file editor for almost a decade now. (for projects I use NetBeans)
Scott Moore4,050 Points
I currently use Brackets. I have Sublime, Notepad++ installed on my computer as well. But I seem to keep going back to Brackets due to the Live Preview function. Its a little temperamental at times. But for some reason I like that one. Not taking anything from the other 2 they are also good as well and do what is expected.