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which text editor should I download

I'm new to this and don't know what a good text editor to use for a beginner

3 Answers

Alena Holligan
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Alena Holligan
Treehouse Teacher

Visual Studio Code is becoming popular because it's free and has a lot of great features :)

Thanks Alena

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
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I'm personally fond of Vim, but it has a significant initial learning curve so I can't really recommend it as a "beginner" editor.

Usually, operating systems come with a simple one you could use for a while (such as "notepad" on Windows). After some experience you might have a better idea of what features you'd like to have in an editor which would help to select one.

Thanks Steven

Would agree with Alena on VSC. If you are looking for something a bit more robust an IDE helps a lot. I personally use VSC and PHPStorm.

Alena Holligan
Alena Holligan
Treehouse Teacher

For a full IDE PHPStorm is GREAT!!!