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What Text Editor are you guys using for Windows?

Hello, I am right 'off the boat' when it comes to programming. In the videos Jim Hoskins showed hot to save and update programs written in Java Script using TextMate. That software is only available for Mac OS. Is there anything similar available for Windows. I tried using the Text Document tool in Windows and then saving the file as .js. While it concerted the document into a java script file, it did not load it into the browser when I tried to open it. Any help in helping me figure out how I can create, save and run programs will be highly appreciated. I also apologise if this topic has already been discussed. I could not find the right thread.

Cheers! Aliyar

9 Answers

Sam Chaudry
Sam Chaudry
25,519 Points

Try Notepad++ worked so far for me

James Barnett
James Barnett
39,199 Points

+1 for Notepad++

It's also Free

John Wheal
John Wheal
27,969 Points

I was using Sublime Text 2 on Windows but I've recently changed to using Adobe Edge Code CC. It is based on the open source Brackets project - http://brackets.io/

I have tried Netbeans IDE, Notepad++ and I am using Sublime Text 2 and love it.

Kevin Korte
Kevin Korte
28,148 Points

I'm using Dreamweaver, which seems to be the black sheep of the industry. I can kinda understand as it has a lot of fluff that could create sloppy code if you used it that way. I hard code in it, and work paid for the program, so it works out just fine.

Probably would not pay the premium price for it though for personal use, since I do not use very many of it's "features" (I stress the quotes) and would probably just use sublime text 2.

Notepad++, and most recently Sublime Text 2.

Thanks a lot for so many answers! 1) I tried using Notepad but I can't execute the program once it is written. After saving it as .jv it turns into a java files but when I try to execute it it gives an error that index is missing. I will give it another try but if you think I have missed something , please let me know.

2) Thank you very much for introducing me to Sublime Text 2. It does make your life a little easier!

Thanks a lot guys. I really appreciate all the help. Without a Text Editor I wasn't getting much further than just watching the videos.

Erik Nemesis
Erik Nemesis
13,356 Points

PHPStorm for me. It's a little pricey but really helpful (especially in integration with frameworks such as Symfony or Zend)

Andrew Pritykin
Andrew Pritykin
6,574 Points

PC: Sublime Text MAC: Sublime Text / Coda