Time for a new editor.

Thursday, February 16, 2017

I’ve used NotePad++ for a long time.  It’s light weight and doesn’t mess with my line feeds or carriage returns.   I thought I had it all. Smile 

Recently someone on the inter-webs recommended a new editor for use with various code languages.  Atom by Github

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I don’t program full time so this might be old news to everyone reading this but for me, this was a great find and suggestion.   It is completely open source (hosted up on github) so errors, bugs and enhancements are rolled out pretty rapidly due to a highly active community.

The thing I like most about it is the packages you can download for it.  It can pretty much be customized for anything you like. Write yaml? Install a real-time linter into the editor.  Work with Powershell, there are syntax highlights for that as well.  In fact, pretty much every little language/syntax/highlighter I wanted to work with, I found in the community.  AutohotKey, no problem.

I’m not saying this is better than the editor you use, I just liked it so much that I wanted to pass along the great suggestion given to me.  If you are looking to change things up, check it out. Smile

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