program editor

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  1. cait-sith macrumors regular

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    i'm looking for a decent program (c/c++/java) editor for macos x.. i played with xcode but it's really complex and a bit much for what i'm going to be doing. i couldn't even figure out how to just create a blank c file and get syntax highlighting to work correctly.

    any recommendations?
     
  2. thecombatwombat macrumors member

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    What will you be doing/what have you used on other platforms?
     
  3. cait-sith thread starter macrumors regular

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    c, c++, c#, java app development, (libs and console apps, no gui stuff really), as well as some html things.

    i'm most familliar with visual studio .net for the pc.
     
  4. thecombatwombat macrumors member

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    Hmmm, well if you're used to visual studio, I'd say X Code . . .

    You may try BBEdit or vi/emacs, but I assume you're looking for an IDE?

    Or do you intend to use gcc and friends from the command line?

    If not, give X Code another go.
     
  5. jamdr macrumors 6502a

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    One word: Codewarrior

    Only if you're really serious, though. Otherwise, XCode is your best bet. There are a number of IDEs for specific languages that are a lot simpler, and perhaps better suit your needs. I use Java mostly, and I know that there are at least a half-dozen IDEs for OS X. If I were you, I'd first decide on a language, and then get an IDE/compiler that works specifically with that language.
     
  6. atari1356 macrumors 68000

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  7. thecombatwombat macrumors member

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    Yeah, SubEthaEdit is nice, I actually use it for all my web stuff. However, it's not really designed for simple text editing, it has some cool collaboration features, you'll see.

    And hey, it shares your Douglas Adams reference love. :)

    Edit: You may also want to try Eclipse. http://www.eclipse.org I've used it for a bit of java, but never on a mac.
     
  8. saabmp3 macrumors 6502a

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    VI or BBEDIT are probably the best no fuss coders. Unless you want to use XCode or Codewarrior (but if you don't like XCode, Codwarrior isn't for you). Emacs might also strike your fancy.

    BEN
     
  9. Gambuchi macrumors member

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    Editor...

    you might want to look at Taco HTML Editor, it's free and supports many of the features mentioned.
     

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