So...you're fully aware of the 10 Reasons Why You Should Learn to Code, you have thoroughly researched Everything You Need to Know to Become a Softwre Developer, and youre at the stage where you're choosing a text editor with which to write your code?
Well, congratulations! There are many text editors to chose from, and all of them are great, but my personal choice is Adobe Brackets. All text editors work in, pretty much, the exact same way, but I have found Brackets to be the least "buggy" and most reliable of the bunch.
When I first started learning to code, I used the Microsoft Notepad, and I actually didn't mind it at all. However, I eventually tried professional text editors, and I initally wasn't very happy with the results.
I started out with Sublime Text, but I wasn't about to pay $70 to get the premium version, and I was annoyed with the hints to pay when you use the free version. I then moved on to Atom, which I really liked, but it kept randomly uninstalling on me, which drove me nearly to drink.
I had heard a lot of software developers rave about Visual Studio Code, so I thought I would give it a try. I installed it, and I never got past day one, because it kept sticking on me.
Finally, I tried Brackets, and I was pleasantly surprised. No random uninstall issues, no stickiness, and it was fast and reliable. I'm hooked now, and I'll never go anywhere else...
Brackets is a text editor made by the good people over at Adobe - yes, that "Adobe," the tech industry giant responsible for Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign, among many other popular software applications designed to help creative people perform their jobs well. Here are some of the more popular features of the software:
- It is 100% Free!
- Extensions allow anyone to make the interface more customizable.
- The first time you open it, after installation, you will be shown a document that serves as a way to get started using Brackets.
- It automatically inserts closing tags, which is helpful if you are writing HTML and you forget to manually enter the end tag.
- It automatically indents your code to present a clean and structured code that is understandable to read
- It automatically shows common suggestions to help you write code more quickly.
- Live preview, hotkeys and color coding and previews also help you to write code quickly and more efficiently.
The following link will allow you to download the Adobe Brackets text editor softwre, remember...it is a free product from Adobe, and it is used by millions of aspiring and professonal software developers:
As always, I wish you the very best of health and happiness! Hit me up in the comments if you have any questions...