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Best application to write script/code in?

RStolpe

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Hi,
I'm coming from Windows and in Windows I did use Sublime Text 3.
But now when I'm going over to macOS I want to re-new my self in this also.

I'm using it to write some powershell etc. not any fansy.

So any tip on some good application to write code in?
 

mj_

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Define "good". I do 70% of my coding in vi (everything that isn't Java) and 30% in Eclipse (everything that is Java).
 
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gyrf

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Nov 20, 2015
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Since you already are familiar with Sublime Text, why not use that? There's a mac version.
 
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mdbradigan

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Sublime Text 3 on Mac is great.

Slightly more web-dev focused, but MS VS Code is also quite popular, and most of the independent package creators for ST can now be found over there.
 
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jtara

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You didn't say what kind of code/scripts, and as already pointed out - Powershell - on a Mac? Whaaaa???

There is no need to "renew yourself" if you are using Sublime Text 3. It's a great middle ground between e.g. Vi and opinionated IDEs.

As you already know, with ST3, no matter what you are doing, "there's a package for that".

If you are doing web front-end development, I think there might be better choices. If you are doing iOS app development, you might HAVE to use Xcode, at least for build. (But you don't HAVE to use it for editing.)

Friends don't let friends use Eclipse!
 
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Babmo

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I‘m probably a light user with only web-related programming, but I‘ve tried all these fancy new editors, Atom, Brackets, VS Code etc. I wanted to like every one of them, and some have great features that are exclusive, but I found myself coming back to Sublime Text because it is so much faster than anything else. No matter what lenghty file I throw at it, it‘s almost instantaneous. I‘m already editing when Brackets decides to show its logo. (2017 MBP, clean system etc.) With the many extensions for ST I‘m covered and those nice exclusive features don’t outweigh the speed.
 
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cyb3rdud3

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VS Code, or Jetbrains IntelliJ but the latter may be a bit heavy as it is a full fledged IDE...However as the OP likes sublime text then why not get that for the Mac...
 
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agathezol

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You didn't say what kind of code/scripts, and as already pointed out - Powershell - on a Mac? Whaaaa???

There is no need to "renew yourself" if you are using Sublime Text 3. It's a great middle ground between e.g. Vi and opinionated IDEs.

As you already know, with ST3, no matter what you are doing, "there's a package for that".

If you are doing web front-end development, I think there might be better choices. If you are doing iOS app development, you might HAVE to use Xcode, at least for build. (But you don't HAVE to use it for editing.)

Friends don't let friends use Eclipse!

Welcome to 2016, my friends... :) https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/po...ng-powershell-core-on-macos?view=powershell-6
 
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jtara

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But.... why?

"PowerShell commands let you manage computers from the command line. PowerShell providers let you access data stores, such as the registry and certificate store, as easily as you access the file system"

Oh. OK. Sure, I have always wished for a convenient way to access the Registry and Certificate Store on macOS!

er.... Registry and Certificate Store? On MacOS?

Oh, lord, I hope they didn't really plant me six feet! Gotta get out of here! Noooooooooo!!!!
 
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cyb3rdud3

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But.... why?

"PowerShell commands let you manage computers from the command line. PowerShell providers let you access data stores, such as the registry and certificate store, as easily as you access the file system"

Oh. OK. Sure, I have always wished for a convenient way to access the Registry and Certificate Store on macOS!

er.... Registry and Certificate Store? On MacOS?

Oh, lord, I hope they didn't really plant me six feet! Gotta get out of here! Noooooooooo!!!!

Oh! I didn't know that. Seriously though - what would you want to run Powershell on macOS for?

For example when you manage programatically remote servers, or certain office365 settings. I have used it and was glad I didn't have to use a PC any longer.
 
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