Coda VS Espresso VS

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by johnywalker1989, Jun 7, 2011.

  1. johnywalker1989 macrumors regular

    Feb 23, 2011
    Texas, US
    Hi to everyone.
    I want a good web development software for my Mac.
    So I searched and i want to finally ask you.

    Coda OR Espresso?

    Which of the two has better-cleaner-easier interface?
    Which one to buy from the Mac App Store?

    (Rapidweaver is not in the competition with coda and espresso right?)
  2. Jaffaman27, Oct 3, 2011
    Last edited: Oct 3, 2011

    Jaffaman27 macrumors member

    Jul 7, 2010
    Tampere, Finland
    Sorry for late reply and you might have made up your decision already..

    But I love Espresso, it's awesomesauce for my coding and work.. :D
    And now they just released version 2 with CCSEdit integrated which is pretty cool I must say. And it's cheaper than Coda!

    Just my 2 cents.

    1. No, rapidweaver is not competition.
    2. I changed Dreamweaver to Espresso, I still have Dreamweaver of course as a part of my CS package, but not even installed anymore.
    3. But Espresso and Coda are for handcoding.. so if you are not purely hand coder, you might want to check out Flux. I have no experience on that since I'm happy Espresso user, but it's more like Dreamweaver I think. And it's on cheap bundle sale now here:
  3. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    I think it boils down to personal preference. It seems people take their text editors seriously. I'd say use what ever one that best fits your needs.
  4. kasakka macrumors 68020

    Oct 25, 2008
    We use Coda at work. Tried Espresso 2 but it didn't seem as good as Coda. Textmate is still the best code editor but it lacks integration with webservers.
  5. johnywalker1989 thread starter macrumors regular

    Feb 23, 2011
    Texas, US
    So why you believe Coda is better than Espresso 2?

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