Question for the Web Devs: Transmit / Coda?

Discussion in 'Web Design and Development' started by kepardue, Jan 16, 2011.

  1. kepardue macrumors 6502

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    Is it worth getting Transmit as a standalone application, or best to put that money into the Coda IDE?

    I see that there's a 2.0 Coda version currently in the works, but I'd doubt that this would be a free upgrade from the 1.7 on the Mac App Store.

    Mainly I do PHP development, but branching out into some SproutCore and work with Ruby.
     
  2. snouter macrumors 6502a

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    Coda is very reasonably priced and I'm sure the upgrade fee will be reasonable.

    I like Transmit, but there are free FTP clients out there - FireFTP or CyberDuck.
     
  3. wheezy macrumors 65816

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    Both :). I use/have both and recommend anything by Panic; they're a brilliant group of devs over there.
     
  4. FourCandles macrumors 6502a

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    I had Transmit 3 with a bundle with Coda; although I'd prefer to use Coda alone I still find myself using Transmit for straightforward ftp work because of the two-panel interface ("Your Stuff/Their Stuff"). If Coda could switch to that type of interface I'd drop Transmit.

    Try Cyberduck also - but I've found some releases to be buggy and have now stayed with Transmit.
     
  5. AndyfromTucson macrumors member

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    I use the open source MacFusion to mount SFTP and FTP volumes directly to my Mac's filesystem and then edit PHP files directly on the development server. That way I just hit Cmd-S in my editor and my changes are ready to test.

    I run a rsync script at the end of every coding session to make a local backup of the current and prior version of each PHP file, so even if I goof something up by editing directly on the development server it is just a few clicks to get back to where I was before.
     
  6. kepardue thread starter macrumors 6502

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    MacFusion sounds really neat. Been looking for something like that for a while, not sure how I missed it.

    But I'm also looking for an IDE as well to replace my aging Komodo Edit. They've released a new version of Komodo, but I'm frustrated enough with what I have (very slow, buggy, frequently forgets my sites and FTP servers, etc.) that I wouldn't mind trying something new... especially if it's well suited to SproutCore, which is where I'd really like to take my development.

    Coda just seems a bit aged (no code folding? only SVN with no Git support? really?), and it seems as though a 2.0 version has been in the works for quite some time. Mainly I was just wondering if the built in FTP capabilities of Coda would (or will continue to be in 2.0) be a good general purpose FTP client specifically for my code. I use Cyberduck now, but the workflow seems like it slows me down more than anything. I like the idea of working locally but having a one click publish to FTP.

    Now that the Mac App Store is out with its ability to automatically sync programs across Macs I own, I'm shamelessly looking to get my company to pay for a new one for the office, which will also allow me to use it at home. :-/ I'm awful, arent I?
     
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  8. CANEHDN macrumors 6502a

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    Agreed.
     
  9. YanniDepp macrumors 6502

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    1) Are you happy with your current web development tools? If not, and you have $99 to spend, buy Coda.

    2) Are you happy with your current text editor or other tools, and just want a good FTP client? If so, buy Transmit.

    I used CyberDuck for years before I bought transmit. CyberDuck is OK, but it can be very slow at times, especially when transferring lots of slow files. Transmit does this a lot better.

    If you want a good free text editor, I recommend Smultron. It's no longer developed, but there was one 'final version' that supports Snow Leopard.
     
  10. AndyfromTucson macrumors member

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    Actually Peter Borg revived Smultron and is now selling it as a paid app in the Mac App Store.
     
  11. Cromulent macrumors 603

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    As someone who does web dev I purely use Cyberduck and MacVim. Both are free. I used to use BBEdit but it was far too bloated and slow and then I came across MacVim which solved all my problems.
     

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