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Old 08-03-2016, 09:51 AM
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best text editor for coding?

Which is your favorite text editor for coding and and why exactly this one?

I've used 'Notepad++' for many years. Not long ago I saw 'Sublime Text' with it's extraordinary features for coding, suddenly 'Notepad++' lost it's cool.
Your thoughts on 'Sublime Text'?
 

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Old 08-04-2016, 01:00 PM
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As a text editor I prefer Vi/Vim, it's installed as a default on most machines I remote into, and it's something I have used historically, for any quick edits or reads I am also happy to use Nano or Sublime Text.
 
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I have always used Notepad++ but am currently trying out new text editors. So far I have not found one that is not buggy or hangs. I keep going back to Notepad++ but it does things that are annoying also.
 
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As a text editor I prefer Vi/Vim, it's installed as a default on most machines I remote into, and it's something I have used historically, for any quick edits or reads I am also happy to use Nano or Sublime Text.
Choosing best one can be tricky because of overwhelming options, but probably best one should be saving you as much time as possible. Aren't Vim and Nano adding that extra slow down, compared to Sublime?

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I have always used Notepad++ but am currently trying out new text editors. So far I have not found one that is not buggy or hangs. I keep going back to Notepad++ but it does things that are annoying also.
Without knowledge of fast text editor, you'll probably stick to worst option - notepad++. That's why you should spend few days accessing as many features as you can on Sublime or something similar, because this will be long-term value for your skills that you'll benefit from every day. For comparison, Notepad++ definitely lacks that command execution console and helping to code features (look slideshow on Sublimes home page). Plus it has plugins, that notepad++ never had, like: https://s32.postimg.org/hxrt5jog5/colour_picker.jpg

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Old 08-05-2016, 04:43 AM
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Choosing best one can be tricky because of overwhelming options, but probably best one should be saving you as much time as possible. Aren't Vim and Nano adding that extra slow down, compared to Sublime?
On the contrary, having a VimRC file that you have all of your aliases, shortcuts, handy notes in etc makes you much quicker - no doubt I was a lot slower when I first started using it but that's the same for any tool.
 
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Seriously, ALL OF YOU should take this course:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fXZX...aNQOm_zaLopeHh
 
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One of my friend was using aptana for php, i think if it is html or css you can use notepad++ too

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One of my friend was using aptana for php, i think if it is html or css you can use notepad++ too
Then your coding is very slow! And it's the reason why are you laughing at your own post!
 
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Then your coding is very slow! And it's the reason why are you laughing at your own post!
Have you seen him code? Quality over quantity would be my motto anyways, but you're making a lot of assumptions based on a very small post, is this not a discussion based around opinions? There is no "best" text editor.
 
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It's not the wand, it's the magician.

But my personal favorites are Brackets, TextWrangler, Atom and Sublime. All of these are basic text editors with cool features like syntax highlighting and collapsable code blocks. They have many more features, but those are the only two things that any coder "needs" imho. In reality, any plain text editor like Notepad or TextEdit will do.
 
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Have you seen him code? Quality over quantity would be my motto anyways, but you're making a lot of assumptions based on a very small post, is this not a discussion based around opinions? There is no "best" text editor.
His usage of notepad++ was enough to get the answer.
Take that course that I've shared above, or do you think that google developers know less then you? ;]
 
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Old 08-07-2016, 11:37 PM
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His usage of notepad++ was enough to get the answer.
Take that course that I've shared above, or do you think that google developers know less then you? ;]
So... Without me having to watch a course why is your choice of text editor better than Notepad++? The answer realistically is that it isn't. It's very much a personal preference and you can't really change that.

It's largely irrelevant what any Google Developer uses, I am sure some use Sublime, some use Notepad++ and some use a rock and chisel. It's simply a matter of what text editor you are comfortable with. As I have said, I can do anything I need when coding with Vim, whether it's syntax highlighting, quick-commands, auto-skeleton text, minify code - plus I have the power of Linux just a command away, all without having to touch the mouse.

Also, starting a thread about opinions and then telling people they're slow/wrong just makes you an ass. Just saying.
 
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Bracket is my favorite editor for coding.
 
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Old 08-09-2016, 12:28 PM
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Bracket is my favorite editor for coding.
Have you had any problems with it just freezing up on you? Especially when trying to open a file?
 
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I will say vim is the best text editor for me now-a-days.

There was a time when i was not familiar with command consoles and vim was the only choice which was irritating me like hell. But now I use vim which I will say one of the best and most importantly fastest text editor in this world.
 
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As my thinking Sublime Text is the best text editor for coding
 
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As my thinking Sublime Text is the best text editor for coding
Why?
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I am always using Notepad++...till now
What are you using now?
 
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Old 09-23-2016, 08:54 PM
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Visual studio code is the best code editor
 
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Old 09-23-2016, 09:01 PM
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Visual studio code is the best code editor
More of an IDE - and it's very niche for .NET/Web Development - you couldn't realistically work with PHP or Swift in VS, although I agree it's an absolutely immense tool and a beast for .NET work.
 
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I don't use only one. I use sublimetext, notepad++, and textpad. All have different benefits to me. Textpad is awesome at handling gigantic files, and i like it for processing data occasionally as it is easy to sort and remove duplicates without an added plugin.

I like sublimetext for its syntax highlighting, and navigational system. I love being able to pull a whole folder and then navigate it similar to many IDEs.
 
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