Software Development

Five text editors designed for programming

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If you're a programmer (either full time or just on occasion), you know the single most important tool in your work day (or night) is the text editor. Forget the office suite, the groupware suite, or any other business-specific tool – your bread and butter is something altogether different than what the rest of the world depends upon. You need a tool that works with you and offers the special features that cater to programmers who:

  • Work with different languages
  • Heavily comment their work
  • Depend upon syntax highlighting
  • Demand speed and efficiency

The list could go on, but most programmers don't have time for long lists, so we'll get to the heart of the matter and see what five different text editors have to offer for the programmers out there.

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1 comments
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sparent

As a senior consultant, I don't get called to do much programming anymore. I find Notepad++ gives me sufficient functionality for the occasional SQL, HTML or XML viewing and editing.