I was all about Coda until a slow update pace made the app literally slow. Now I’m bouncing between Sublime and VS Code (and spending many hours tweaking my own theme in VS Code, while anxiously trialling and using Panic’s newest IDE.
What app do you use to code, and what do you like about it?
Hands down Vim.
I have recently started dipping my toes in Emacs Doom setup.
I just started using VSCode on browser. Not the Microsoft Azure one, which I tried and is indeed relatively easy to set up, but doesn't allow you to run dockers on the same server; But instead using the code-server image https://github.com/cdr/code-server that runs coder, at least until coder has a non-enterprise plan. It took a while but wasn't too hard to set up on an EC2 instance, and the advantage of being able to do the little coding/testing I do on iPad or low-powered laptop but code on a very strong server is significant.
Code: Sublime Text on Mac. Started using it years ago, never really evaluated the alternatives as they came along beyond trying Atom and seeing it took several times as long as Sublime to start. Use Coda on iOS for code editing, though haven't used it in a while.
Text editing: iA Writer and Ulysses, the former for quick text (including when I just need to write a tiny bit of HTML for an email or something) the latter for pulling together longer pieces as almost an IDE for markdown writing.
How have you found Panic Nova so far?
I use it for code and am a really heavy org-mode user for notes, todos, and generally recording all of my thoughts. I have a repo called
knowledge in which I have dozens of org-mode files which I use as my personal wiki, linking them all together nicely.
VS Code for a couple of years now and haven't looked back!
There was a time when the plugin/extension ecosystem for Sublime far outweighed what was available for VS Code...but now everything you could want (and more) is available.
Worth noting I also did a quick stint with the Atom editor by the GitHub team. It's got a great look but beyond that actually using the interface felt a little slow/laggy at times.
In the past 10-15 years switched through many different editors and IDEs. Using VS code for the past 2 and a half. Love the sane defaults, huge number of extensions available and the fact that it just works.
IntelliSense transferred over from fully-fledged Visual Studio was a big selling point when starting out.
Neovim but switching more and more to VSCode (with vim keybindings, of course). Biggest thing I miss is "as-you-type" linting in the style of vim-ale (you can enable save-as-you-type and lint-on-save but this reliably crashes things like webpack-dev-server and you can't enable/disable on a per-file-type basis yet).
Still prefer Xcode for its syntax styling (not just colors): comments should be in proportional font since that's easier to read!
And (until a recent update) it didn’t do any crazy tab adjusting, the way Visual Studio (on the Mac) does.
There are other good editors but I guess I stick with Xcode for its integration with errors and unit tests.
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