What XML editor should I use? (Doesn't have to be free)

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by bollweevil, Sep 3, 2009.

  1. bollweevil macrumors 6502

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    Has anyone out there tried several XML editors for Mac OS X, and decided that one in particular is the best? Please recommend it.

    A little compliment for the MacRumors:Forums community: this is by far the best way to find out what application I should buy for a Mac if I have no idea what is available. Often times the thread already exists, but sometimes I have to start it myself. This forum is far better than the Wikipedia "Comparison of ***** software packages" pages, and it is even better than asking my friends.
     
  2. milk242 macrumors 6502a

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    Never programmed in xml so not sure of my recommendations are worth anything to you but here goes.

    You can try textmate with their xml plugin or xmlmate. I personally use textmate for coding in c and java.
     
  3. broken-chaos macrumors regular

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    What sort of XML are you going to be editing? I usually find myself simply using a text editor (usually those referred to as a "programmer's text editor" - as opposed to something like TextEdit) - I prefer Vim and/or MacVim. Mind you, Vim is a text editor that uses modes, so it's not very easy to adapt to quickly for a new user.

    You may be interested in Wikipedia's comparison of text editors. Particularly, I'd be looking for one with auto indentation, syntax hi-lighting, and bracket matching if mostly working with XML.
     

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