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Text Editors/IDEs Which Deserve More Attention…

When you ask for text editors, I usually think of VSCode since that’s what I usually use. BUT, I realized that there are some editors which are as good if not better, but are less known… Let’s have a look at some of them.

We have some variety in here this time. Some of them are more powerful than any other editor, some of them made to be minimal, but surely all of them are meant to make your life easier. Let’s just get right in…

Komodo IDE

Although this IDE supports Python, Pearl, Ruby, and Tcl, extensively, it also has good integration with other languages and frameworks like npm, HTML/CSS, etc. As an IDE, it also has good git support through the GUI. It goes one step further by adding a free project management tool from the web, allowing you to sync, and create your own platforms. It also has a paid version which allows you to work with a team.

Kdevelop IDE

Developed by the KDE community, KDevelop is a free and open-source integrated development environment for Unix-like computer operating systems and Windows. It provides editing, navigation, and debugging features for several programming languages, and integration with build automation and version-control systems, using a plugin-based architecture.

If you are using something like KDE plasma-desktop, you would have a consistent, clean look to the editor.

It gives you features to configure, run, debug, and integrate with any framework, and also install any plugin to add to the features you might want.

Light Table IDE

Light Table is a next generation code editor that connects you to your creation with instant feedback. Light Table is very customizable and can display anything a Chromium browser can.

Light Table is an integrated development environment for software engineering developed by Chris Granger and Robert Attorri.

The development team attempted to create a program that shows the programmer what the effects of their additions are in real-time, rather than requiring them to work out the effects as they write the code. Though the program began by supporting only Clojure, it has since aimed to support Python and JavaScript. The developers claim that the software can reduce programming time by up to 20%.

Slap

Something which I get when I don’t do my assignments, slap is a Sublime-like terminal-based text editor that strives to make editing from the terminal easier. It has:

  • first-class mouse support (even over an SSH connection)
  • a Sublime-like file sidebar
  • double-click to select word, highlight other occurrences
  • configurable Sublime-like keybindings* (Ctrl+S save, Ctrl+Z undo, etc.)
  • copying/pasting with OS clipboard support
  • infinite undo/redo
  • syntax highlighting for 100+ languages
  • bracket matching
  • auto-indentation
  • heavily customizable via plugins
  • … many other features that will make you leave nano, vim, and emacs behind

Alm

Being a completely web-based text editor(opens with a web browser), Alm is a text editor with sorts of easter eggs, animations, etc. For example, name a text editor which has the below feature.

Probably the best feature I have ever had which could encourage me to type more. I prefer to have the palest theme in the world if it means that I’m gonna get the above feature.

It also has a lot of lot more features that you might wanna have in your text editor.

SpaceVim(Bonus)

SpaceVim is a community-driven modular Vim distribution. It manages collections of plugins in layers, which help to collect related packages together to provide IDE-like features.

It looks awesome and is designed for terminal users. Although I really don’t use much of vim-like text editors, this text editor looks awesome and is filled with features that vim doesn’t. So maybe I would use it for basic “Linux stuff”.

Conclusion

SO… Yeah… Let me know what you think about the ones above. Maybe you tried some of them and loved them, maybe you hated all of the above. Let it out in the comment section.

I’ll also be posting more videos on that on my YouTube channel. Also some shorter helpful tweets over on Twitter. Check it out… Maybe it could help. That’s about it in this article. I hope you enjoyed it, and, I’ll meet you at the next one.

You’re Awesome :)

FadinGeek

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