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Development Your Favourite Text Editor?

Discussion in 'Software' started by TSDAdam, 21 Mar 2011.

  1. azrael-

    azrael- I'm special...

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    Talking purely text editors my favourite is and probably always will be UltraEdit.

    For IDEs I love Visual Studio's, especially since VS2005. Although it gets better with Visual Assist on top.
     
  2. wyx087

    wyx087 Homeworld 3 is happening!!

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    i've seen a text editor with zoomed out view of the whole document on the right of scroll bar, and like a RTS strategy game map, it puts a square on the part of the document you are looking at.

    anyone know which text editor is that?
     
  3. gilljoy

    gilljoy Minimodder

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    notepad++,

    Still havent found anything similar for my macbook
     
  4. RichCreedy

    RichCreedy Hey What Who

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    i just use notepad, lol
     
  5. microsoftPerson

    microsoftPerson What's a Dremel?

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    Ha - yeah notepad (original) rocks RichCreedy. The only thing I like Scintilla/Scite for is that it draws a dashed lines between my curly braces and other opening/closing tags. The color coding is mostly useless (at least after a while, I remember when I started out I was happy to have it but now I don't really look at them as much).

    I didn't realize that NotePad++ and ScIte were both products of Scintilla. I googled Scite vs Notepad++ and retract my "try it" comment because it seems notepad++ is a bit more feature-rich. I guess the benefit of Scite is that it has a standalone executable so you can take it with you on your flash drive and I've even been able to run it on protected systems.
     
  6. emilyjohnson

    emilyjohnson What's a Dremel?

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    I recommend Crimson Editor.
     
  7. Drumm

    Drumm What's a Dremel?

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    Windows:
    Notepad++
    Linux:
    I used gedit for a while, but scite was a little better for programming imo.
     
  8. Dackman

    Dackman What's a Dremel?

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    notepad++
     
  9. microsoftPerson

    microsoftPerson What's a Dremel?

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    Hell yeah! SciTE is the ****.
     
  10. FuzzyOne

    FuzzyOne

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    Editplus on Windows
    nano on linux
     
  11. will_123

    will_123 Small childs brain in a big body

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    Tend to do alot of work on unix based servers so its pico or nano for me.
    On my mac I tend to use text wrangler and windows servers all have portable versions of Notepad ++ on them which is quite good.
     
  12. contusvideo

    contusvideo What's a Dremel?

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    Noptepad++

    :lol:
    Ya, Notepad++ is good choice :thumb:
     
  13. phenoptix

    phenoptix What's a Dremel?

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    Vim, it's just so amazing. After cutting my teeth on vi the extra features just blew my mind, like being able to undo more than one change! My supervisor at the time said that feature would make me careless. He was right!

    Once you've taken the time to learn vi/vim you'll find that you struggle without it and you'll try to exit editing and move the cursor around with hjkl and then hit \ everytime you want to search. Sometimes that pays off like with firefox and twitter it opens the search for you.

    Vi makes the inner geek feel good.
     
  14. Houndofhell

    Houndofhell One Particle to Rule Them All

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    Java and Android: Eclipse (Brilliant IDE)
    C++: Visual Studio
    Embedded work(C and ARM Assembly): IAR Embedded Workbench
    C and everything else: Scite, as i love the light-weight but configurable.
    Linux: gedit(no need for anything more)
     
  15. JazzXP

    JazzXP Eh! Steve

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    General stuff: EditPlus (yep, I'm a paid up user)
    Java & PHP: Eclipse
    C++ & C#: Visual Studio 2010
    ObjectiveC: XCode
     
  16. Daedelus

    Daedelus What's a Dremel?

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    You can change the colour scheme in Notepad++ to anything you want - Settings... Style Configurator. There are several preset themes to choose from but you can customise it to anything you want.
     
  17. GuilleAcoustic

    GuilleAcoustic Ook ? Ook !

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