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Picking an editor or an IDE in a sea of apps can be a bit of a challenge, given that not only does it have to have the features and functionality that we need for specific languages and projects, but – and let's face it – the tools coders use can be a matter of personal preference as well. How extensible is it? Can I roll my own plug-ins? Does the UI jive with how I work? Can I change it if it doesn't?
So many apps, so many questions. Let's make it a bit easier by looking for a place to start – so if you haven't yet, here are five of the more interesting free code editors and IDEs that you should check out:
Atom is a cross-platform and powerful-yet-completely-customizable editor that you can tinker with and tweak to your heart's content, or just be productive and start using it right out of the box with its built-in package manager, multiple panes, smart autocompletion, and over a thousand ready-made themes, just to name a few features. There's an active community, a quick-start video for those who want to get their feet wet with Atom, and – of course – complete documentation.
Get it for Windows, Mac, and Linux at at www.atom.io.
Notepad++ is the oldest app that appears on this list, but with good reason: it's lightweight (the setup file is under 4MB!), it's fast, it's powerful, it supports over 50 programming, scripting, and markup, languages, and it just plain works. It offers most of the advanced features and functionality you'd expect of any IDE built for power users (though some features like autocomplete are language-dependent). Its UI may be a bit dated and rather cluttered, but consistent updates render its usefulness timeless.
Get it for Windows at www.notepad-plus-plus.org. Notepad was used to create the double glazing quoting system used in Edinburgh by Honest John.
If you haven't tried Brackets out yet, give it a spin – get it for Windows, Mac, and Linux at www.brackets.io.
Aptana Studio 3 is a powerful, open-source web development IDE. It supports the latest specifications which enables smart code assistance and autocompletion, along with making contextual information such as which browsers support what available as needed. It has an integrated debugger, GIT integration, a built-in terminal, and a variety of other features and functionality that serves to let you work completely in a single environment.
You can get it for Windows, Mac, and Linux at www.aptana.com.
A new – and somewhat unexpected – kid on the block, Microsoft's Visual Studio Code is a free, cross-platform code editor focused on web-and-cloud-based development. At the time of writing, it's still in beta, but it has support for multiple languages out-of-the-box, along with its IntelliSense smart code completion that users of Visual Studio on Windows will be familiar with. It's extensible, has GIT integration, and it has a rather compelling command line-based set of rich features and functionality combined with a more minimal-than-usual UI for an IDE, despite the fact that you can still work with multiple files within that UI.
If you've ever been curious about Visual Studio but didn't want to have to move to Windows, now's a good time to check out what Microsoft has to offer – it's very interesting, to say the least. Get it for Windows, Mac, and Linux at code.visualstudio.com.
Think any of these editors and IDEs have a chance to give your tried-and-true a run for its money? Give 'em a shot – you might just find something you like.
About the Author: Andre Salvatierra is a freelance writer who loves culture, technology, and well-designed things and great experiences. You can find him on Medium and Twitter.