Brackets and Text Editors29th April 2015 in Tooling
As a web developer or programmer you spend most of your time writing and editing code. So a text editor isn’t just a tool, its more like a colleague – a friend – a companion. Because of this, people often get very protective about their chosen text editor, boasting its functionality, defending its shortcomings, and once they’ve picked one they’re set for life.
The truth of the matter is that there are a lot of great editors out there and whichever you choose will probably work just fine. When I first started coding I used Notepad++ (which I still love) and eventually moved on to Sublime when I needed some greater functionality. So, in the spirit of the community, when I heard about Brackets.io my instinct was to put my hands on my ears and sing “la la la” as this surely wasn’t something I’d really need.
But then I used it.
Unfortunately, Brackets isn’t really designed for backend programming so I won’t be using it exclusively for all my coding needs, but whenever I’m doing frontend work I’ll be spending time with my new friend and companion.