Text editors (moved thread)

Instead of using regular Notepad,
I highly recommend Notepad++

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My favourite editor: https://www.sublimetext.com/

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+1 for SublimeText , has been my main editor for years

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Yes, the world is divided between users of Sublime Text and Visual Studio Code. They are both excellent. Only one is free, however.

And re:old school. There are no old school text editors that do syntax highlighting for JSON, you need a programmer’s editor for that. All the ones mentioned above are trivially easy to use for this. file open / type / save.

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i keep switching between vim (talk about old school…) and atom, both of which are free and open source, just like vcv rack :grinning:

Just had a quick look at Code, so far so impressed, thanks.

emacs. steep learning curve. does everything, once you learn how.

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same here ! I’m at university, and i tend to have a very terminal oriented workflow, where vim is my editor. However, for big projets with tons of libraries i gotta keep going to, or when i correct code after compilation, i use a terminal on one side of the screen, a tiny firefox window under, and the rest of the screen is an instance of atom with all the .c and .h files open :slight_smile:

TLDR: Young student here, uses Vim and Atom like Ablaut :smile:

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Xcode and visual studio code on mac
VSC on win

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I prefer VS Code Insiders on Mac. MacDown is excellent for writing markdown content.

Now that I think about it the editor i used to use a lot with Python was whatever came free with Ruby at the time (many years ago now).

I use one of the markdown plugins in vs code. It’s not the best thing in the world, but T-shirt good enough for me.

Loving VS Code now :slight_smile: Just add the rack sdk directory and all of a sudden auto-complete everything / lookup definitions etc etc I used the pro VS for many years but that was a loooong time ago, good to have intellisense back and better than I remember it. Any tips from seasoned users welcome.

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