prodigee

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Sep 23, 2009
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Hey guys,

Sorry for such a basic question but I'm kind of in a pinch and been looking pretty much everywhere and can't find anything. I've been using a lot of notepad++ on the Windows side for programming basic web stuff in class, and I really like how easy it is to use and how it poitns out where there are errors in your code, I was wondering if there is something similar to that for OSX. I've tried BBedit but I wasn't too pleased with its in ability to save as .php
 

level1kid

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Feb 27, 2011
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you should look into komodo edit it is free and it basicly is a great IDE for HTML (and other languages) it also has a built in browser for easy testing. I don't know if this is what you wanted, as it is more to and IDE then a text editor, but you should really try it out.:)
 
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rjbruce

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Jan 7, 2011
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Don't forget, textwrangler is being retired - https://www.macrumors.com/2017/03/02/bare-bones-software-retiring-textwrangler/

I recommend SublimeText. They offer a free trial. Atom is good and comes from Github, but found the editor to run slow on larger code bases.

I use SublimeText. It is a free trial but doesn't enforce an end period, just occasional reminder. It works across all platforms and after using it a little off and on over the years, I went ahead and purchased since I've really started using it recently for Angular and JavaScript work.
 
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mkelly

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If you're coming from a Microsoft environment, you might like Microsoft's Visual Studio Code:

http://code.visualstudio.com

Great syntax highlighting, support for lots and lots of plugins, and is cross-platform (Windows, Linux and macOS).
 
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theluggage

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If you're coming from a Microsoft environment, you might like Microsoft's Visual Studio Code:


Note to avoid confusion: Visual Studio Code, Visual Studio for Windows and Visual Studio for Mac are three completely different products.

I don't think "coming from a Microsoft environment" is relevant: VS Code is actually an Atom fork, so it will have similar pros/cons. However, it is good and I'd recommend checking it out for HTML/JavaScript/TypeScript - my impression was it needed less work "out of the box" than Atom.
 
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rctneil

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I'd highly recommend VSCode. I've used Sublime Text and Atom. I liked Sublime but decided to try another so went with Atom. I liked that but it was super slow at times. VSCode is similar to Atom but way faster. Free and cross platform too!
 
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Winni

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atom.io could also be your friend -- it's multi-platform and runs on macOS, Linux and Windows.
 
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Helpfixit

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Can I suggest Code Editor for OSX.

CodeRunner can run code in 23 languages out-of-the-box, and can be easily extended to support any other language.

https://coderunnerapp.com

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Floris

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I love TextMate for anything plain text and most source files. It has support for all, highlights them, has bundles and great support for running commands through the files. I really have been enjoying it for years.

For most serious coding I do lean towards Sublime Text 3. It's quite nifty and alike TextMate

They aren't an IDE, but they get pretty close. While staying simple for just text editing.
 
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heynayan

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Sep 15, 2018
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Hey guys,

Sorry for such a basic question but I'm kind of in a pinch and been looking pretty much everywhere and can't find anything. I've been using a lot of notepad++ on the Windows side for programming basic web stuff in class, and I really like how easy it is to use and how it poitns out where there are errors in your code, I was wondering if there is something similar to that for OSX. I've tried BBedit but I wasn't too pleased with its in ability to save as .php
[doublepost=1537003070][/doublepost]I guess there is a way to install Notepad++ for Mac like using Wine and then installing Notepad on it?
 
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