text editor

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    0, 1, 2, Go! 8 bad habits you can blame on programming

    Posted December 4, 2013 - 5:03 pm

    Counting from zero instead of one is just one of the many real-life bad habits you can get from being a developer; here are the most common ones
  • Tools we love: Notepad++

    Posted November 15, 2013 - 1:00 am

    Notepad++ is an advanced text and source code editor for Windows. It’s also the most used piece of free software in our office. Everyone - from the developers to the marketers to the interns - uses Notepad++.
  • Review

    Komodo Edit: Feature-packed free programmers' editor

    Posted February 6, 2012 - 3:59 pm

    A programmer's editor has to strike a fine balance between being powerful enough for daily use and staying out of the way so you can just look at your code and think. The search for the perfect editor can take years. If you're not perfectly content with the editor you're currently using, you might want to consider Komodo Edit (free). Komodo offers some compelling features at a price that can't be beat.
  • Review

    Geek alert: jEdit is a fine text editor for coders who have RAM to spare

    Posted December 6, 2011 - 8:53 am

    Text editing is a task that just about every technical computer user must face routinely. Whether you're a coder, a Web developer, a system administrator or just about any other kind of techie, chances are you will find yourself editing a piece of code, a page of markup or a configuration file sometime today. If you're not perfectly content with your current text editor, jEdit is an alternative that might be worth considering.
  • Review

    Text editor TinyEdit a useful tool for pros

    Posted January 18, 2011 - 9:39 pm

    TinyEdit is tiny, and tautological statements are tautological statements. Weighing in at just under 600K, it's a perfect fit for a flash drive or a cheap netbook. Combined with its syntax-highlighting features and tabbed interface, it's the perfect text editing program to go on any sysadmin's digital, or actual, Swiss army knife.
  • Review

    ConTEXT text editor a boon for programmers

    Posted January 11, 2011 - 9:25 pm

    ConTEXT is a powerful, free, and open-source text editor squarely aimed at programmers. Its feature set makes it especially useful for system administrators, toolsmiths, and Web mavens, all of whom often have to juggle many small files written in a variety of languages or markups.
  • BBEdit 9.6 brings HTML5 support,

    Posted October 28, 2010 - 3:01 pm

    Bare Bones Software's BBEdit, the programmer's text editor that doesn't suck (according to the company's corporate motto), has been upgraded to version 9.6. According to the official change notes, BBEdit 9.6 was extensively revised under the hood, albeit in ways that will not necessarily be obvious to many end users.
  • Old-School Geek Tool: Edit Text With Vim

    Posted July 15, 2010 - 2:44 pm

    Free text editor Vim is a Windows (and many other platform) implementation of the classic *nix text editor, vi. "Vim" is short for "Vi, Improved", and while it has features vi lacked (such as scripting, file merge, and a GUI shell), the heart of it is vi.
  • Top 10: Best programming fonts, ways to start a geek argument, irrational Twitter behaviors

    Posted June 11, 2009 - 4:53 pm

    Do you spend time pondering the relative merits of Ariel over Lucida Sans for your text editor? Are you the kind of sicko who likes to pick fights? Do you exhibit irrational behavior on Twitter? Well then, these lists are for you.
  • Creating images with a text editor

    Posted February 25, 2009 - 3:03 pm

    Ever find that you needed a simple graphic of a circle, oval, rectangle or other basic shape? Simple SVG files can be created with nothing more than a text editor.
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