paulgswansonpaulgswanson Member Posts: 311
I discovered this app when I started playing with Code Engines, any one else use it before?
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I think it feels more oganized than most built in editors like what you would see in Flash(action script) or Visual Basic even with Python.

Anyway I feel I should share it on here since so many of use need to go through KTF1 for WGU. Enjoy, I know its made my life easier.
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  • lsud00dlsud00d Member Posts: 1,571
    I prefer Sublime to N++
  • RoguetadhgRoguetadhg CompTIA A+, Network+. Member Posts: 2,489 ■■■■■■■■□□
    I use N++.

    I like being able to create macros that'll parse information. Not to mention checking syntaxes for multiple programming languages. Tabs. Nicer presentation.

    Heck, it's far above Notepad. Yet not too complicated like WordPad or Word.

    From my HTML/Javascript/CSS days, I've just preferred to do any scripting in Notepad. I was used to website generators putting codes that screws things up! Just an Old man's habit, I guess.
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  • networker050184networker050184 Mod Posts: 11,962 Mod
    I use Notepad++ all the time.
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  • blargoeblargoe Self-Described Huguenot NC, USAMember Posts: 4,174 ■■■■■■■■■□
    Notepad++ is powerful yet simple. It is a staple for me.
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  • paulgswansonpaulgswanson Member Posts: 311
    Sublime is pretty, and looks impressive. looks heavy on specs though, just from just looking at it, I could be wrong though. I might look to that when generating entire apps. I'll look more into it when I get home.

    I'm glad I'm not the only one that use N+. :)

    EDIT: Used Sublime a little bit. I was wrong when I said I expected it to be heavy on specs (mainly due to its appearance), its actually really fast and lightweight. But its overly complicated I think the only genuine advantage it has over N++ is the little map on the side showing where you are in the app or code flow. But even thats minor since thats what scroll bars are for.
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  • lsud00dlsud00d Member Posts: 1,571
    Not sure what you mean by "heavy on specs", but I will reiterate that Sublime is far superior to N++ and I recommend all at least try it out.
  • RobertKaucherRobertKaucher A cornfield in OhioMember Posts: 4,299 ■■■■■■■■■■
    I have been a really heavy user of NotePad++. I am in the middle of rebuilding my dev box. I'll be installing Sublime! Looks pretty slick. Thanks!
  • networker050184networker050184 Mod Posts: 11,962 Mod
    In what way is it far superior to Notepad++? It looks cool, and closes quotes/parenthesis for you, but that's about all I've seen that that Notepad++ doesn't have.
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  • ptilsenptilsen Member Posts: 2,835 ■■■■■■■■■■
    I love Notepad++. Use it all the time. PowerShell ISE is the only other editor I regularly use for scripting. I have not compared it to Sublime or other editors -- I've never felt a need to go beyond Notepad++ for anything but PowerShell.
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  • DevilWAHDevilWAH Member Posts: 2,997 ■■■■■■■■□□
    I been using notepad++ for years, great product. One of the things I like best is you can use sftp within notepad++ to connect to a linux box. you then get the directory structure on the left hand side and can open files and save as you like.

    For people who are not vi wizards, it gives you a much nicer interface to your linux config files.

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  • nosoup4unosoup4u Member Posts: 365
    Used N++ for years especially back in my web design/programing days
  • inscom.brigadeinscom.brigade Member Posts: 400 ■■■□□□□□□□
    I have used Edit Pad pro for years, I loaded up N++ once and it seemed very simler to edit pad Pro so I did not switch.
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  • DoubleNNsDoubleNNs Member Posts: 2,013 ■■■■■□□□□□
    I used Notepad++ a lot on my Windows box back when I thought I wanted to get into Web Dev/Design. I loved it. Simple yet powerful.
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  • Patel128Patel128 Member Posts: 339
    I like N++. I just like how simple it is. I have heard good things about sublime, but never used it before.
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  • W StewartW Stewart Member Posts: 794 ■■■■□□□□□□
    I've used notepad++ before. It's a pretty good notepad for programming but nowadays I don't do much coding and I use vim for everything.
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  • XcluzivXcluziv Member Posts: 513
    I've been using Notepad++ for a little while now. It is very good at highlighting the different syntax of your code and structuring everything nicely. I mainly use it when creating/parsing XML. For creating HTML/CSS/JS I use Expression Web or Dreamweaver. I'm going to check out that Sublime to see how that works out


  • petedudepetedude Member Posts: 1,510
    If I do heavy programming in Windows, yeah, I dig Notepad++. I've known about it for quite a while.
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  • ccnxjrccnxjr Member Posts: 304
    I dig Notepad++
    It's 100% free and does the job I need it to do.

    Lots of other text editors out there some arguably with better features , ( I just checked out Sublime looks awesome! ).
    However Notepad++ was the one I grew up with and feel pretty comfortable using.
    I don't do that much coding/scripting where switching text editors or adding more features really saves me time.
    Probably learning to be proficient using the additional features isn't worth my time to learn them, well maybe not yet.

    If I'm on a 'nix box, I've got a a vim config script I use with a few basic settings, auto line numbers, indent 4 spaces instead of tabbing.
    I think that's about it....
    Vim itself has a plethora of built in macros and functions that I have yet to explore.
  • RobertKaucherRobertKaucher A cornfield in OhioMember Posts: 4,299 ■■■■■■■■■■
    lsud00d wrote: »
    I prefer Sublime to N++

    I have officially fallen in love! Thanks for the tip.
  • nerdydadnerdydad Member Posts: 261
    I suppose I could look t up, but I use N++ mostly for the compare feature, does Sublime offer this too?
  • networkjutsunetworkjutsu Senior Member Member Posts: 275 ■■■□□□□□□□
    Used to before but was more of a regular Notepad guy.

    Since I use Mac OS X nowadays for work and home, I use TextWrangler which is probably similar with Notepad++.
  • j23evanj23evan Member Posts: 135 ■■■■□□□□□□
    I've used Notepad++ years ago, and it wasn't until I switched to Windows 8 and downloaded the classic shell from ninite that I realized I should bring it back from retirement. It's quick, unobtrusive UI, and gets the job done. - Microsoft Certified Trainer 2013-2018 - VMware vExpert 2014-2018 - Cisco Champion 2018 -
  • EV42TMANEV42TMAN Member Posts: 256
    yeah since i started all the web development classes at WGU I've used Notepad++ I heard alot about it before but i never had a reason to use it until now
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  • kurosaki00kurosaki00 Member Posts: 973
    N++ is great
    another good one is gedit
    I used to work with gedit a lot to edit XMLs
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