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CSS CSS Selectors Selectors - Beyond the Basics Combinators Challenge

Martin Park
Martin Park
12,792 Points

Which software to use for writing code?

Hi,

Sorry if this is not in the correct place.

For someone relatively inexperienced like myself I enjoy using workspaces as I like the fact it auto predicts what you are typing, highlights errors and generally helps me know when I am doing something right or wrong.

I wondered if you might suggest software I can use for writing my own code that might behave similarly, when I'm not logged into Treehouse that is.

Many thanks :)

Martin

3 Answers

Jesus Mendoza
Jesus Mendoza
23,274 Points

There are a lot but is up to you to choose the one you like the most.

I'll give you a list of the ones I know.

  • Webstorm for JavaScript and all its frameworks. (The same company has a lot of different editors for different languages)
  • Brackets.
  • Atom.
  • Visual Studio Code.
  • Sublime Text.

And a lot more that I don't know or I couldn't remember. I personally use Visual Studio Code because it lets me use the console directly into the text editor and I can also use Github directly from it.

Kevin Korte
Kevin Korte
28,111 Points

There is a plugin for Atom that will also allow you to run the console from within atom. Works surprising well and just like a "normal" console.

Jesus Mendoza
Jesus Mendoza
23,274 Points

Yeah I was using Atom before but I like VS Code more :)

Kevin Korte
Kevin Korte
28,111 Points

No worries, I'll have to check out VS myself than :)

Casey Antoine
PLUS
Casey Antoine
Courses Plus Student 5,174 Points

I'd highly recommend Atom for coding, It's got a lot of great features, customizable, and has better support than other programs I've used before. (continually updated, etc)

Martin Park
Martin Park
12,792 Points

Thanks for the replies :) You both mentioned Atom so I might give that a try first and see how I get on with it.