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Workspace and Similar Programs/Software

Hi Community!

I know in this course I am using "Workspaces." But say I have a job as a web developer - do most companies use a program like Workspaces to code their websites?

Thanks everyone. :)

1 Answer

Jason Anders
Jason Anders
Treehouse Moderator 145,857 Points

Hi Allison,

Treehouse Workspaces is just a code editor that is proprietary to Treehouse, so an exact match won't be found, but there are many code editors and IDEs (Integrated Development Environment) out there to use. Some depend a bit on the language you are coding in, but mostly, it is going to be just personal preference, and they all function with a common and similar 'theme'.

For example, if you are going to be in iOS development, odds are you are going to use Xcode (an IDE). If you are going into Android Development, I personally like Android Studio (an IDE).

For other coding, usually an editor is all you need. There are many out there, but my personal favorite is Atom, but Visual Studio Code is a close second. Sublime Text is very popular, and many Mac users use Brackets.

Now some are free and some cost something for a full license. I haven't found a need yet to go beyond the free ones as some are very powerful and will do everything you need them to do.

So, not only will personal preference and language come into play, but also the company you work for (if not a freelancer). They are more than likely going to have a company standard on which IDE or Editor you will use.

I apologize that the answer is not more specific. But like I mentioned... it's a very subjective question and you will probably get many different answers on who you talk to.

Keep Coding! :) :dizzy:

Thanks so much! This answer was great.

Another question - What is the difference between an IDE and a program like Adobe Dreamweaver?

Thanks again. :)