Ishwar Jha
Ishwar JhaDigital Transformation Evangelist

What are the top code editors that make developer life easy?

There are so many IDEs and Codie editors around. Most of them sucks and complicate life. I want to know the best editor that helps you create more code and oases hassle.
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  1. Fantastic on multiple levels.
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    Ben Sampson πŸ”₯
    Ben Sampson πŸ”₯Full-stack dev | founder of Rewardist Β· Written
    Indisputed champion. Greatest free code editor of all time.
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    Fast and elegant
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    Sublime Text 3

    Sophisticated Text Editor For Code

    Anjaneyulu Beeravalli
    Anjaneyulu BeeravalliCo-founder, Evibe.in Β· Written
    I've been using for the last 5 yrs. Love the simplicity and speed of ST3. The plugins support is just makes you stick to it.
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    I have used both Atom and Bracket as well, but they don't come close to the speed with which you can get work done on Sublime Text 3. You want to code, click the ST3 icon and bam, you have your editor open instantaneously. Near zero startup time. For me, that's the biggest selling point. And I didn't even talk about the time-saving keyboard shortcuts. There are other added benefits such as clean UI, minimap code view, amazing plugin support, and a super active developer.
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    Milan Chheda
    Milan ChhedaSoftware Developer Β· Written
    I have used all the editors mentioned over here, but none come close to ST. ST is extremely easy to setup, almost ZERO startup time. Has tons of plugins that makes your life simpler, faster and more productive. It never slows down, is portable and extremely quick with its time-saving keyboard shortcuts. HIGHLY recommended to go with this.
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    Atom

    A hackable text editor for the 21st Century

    A lightweight editor that is a great alternative to Sublime Text. Have been using it for a few years and it's great! Supports third-party plugins as well.
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    J. Alexander Curtis
    J. Alexander CurtisCo-Founder, Yagi Telecom Β· Written
    I really like Atom too because it really bridges the gap between a text editor and a "Universal IDE". While at its core its a really great text editor, the number of plugins available for it that you can download, allow you to really build it to your liking and work style to give it more "IDE-like" features. I also love the version control highlighting of files which comes native with app. It automatically tracks a .git controlled project and highlights new files (since you last commit) green, modified files orange, and renamed files blue. It makes it really easy to see the files you have been working on during your current commit. It takes it further to show line-by-line changes discreetly on the line numbers. While not as slow as many big IDE's out there, Atom does still run on the slow side compared to something like Sublime text. Its not generally a problem, but there are times where it crashes (even on top tier hardware that I use), or stalls for random reasons. Many times this is the fault of plugins, so keep an eye out for which plugins you install and if they affect your performance.
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    Mariyah Janjua
    Mariyah JanjuaMariyah Janjua, Product Manager Β· Written
    Easy to use and a gorgeous interface too.
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    Gitpod

    One click dev environment for GitHub

    Christin Frohne
    Christin FrohneCreative Communication and Brand Manager Β· Written
    Christin Frohne made this product
    If you want to minimize friction for coding, Gitpod is the IDE to go with. It provides you an automated setup and you get a ready-to-code dev environment with one click. So no more works-on-my-machine-scenarios. And it is based on VSCode which makes it very convenient
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  5. Jonathan James
    Jonathan JamesAlways Reaching. Β· Written
    @intellijidea if used and setup correctly for your languages is certainly the most intelligent IDE you can acquire. If you're going to dive into IntelliJ I recommend " Ultimate " which is $150 the first year, and costs less and less as years progress. Concealing the Ultimate version behind a price to me is a sign that the publisher believes you're getting an editor that holds immense value beyond that which other editors hold. Spending time to setup your editor and understand it's functionality and capability will ultimately result in increased end-user performance and efficiency. This better end-use is comparable to the amount of time you spent in setup - if you don't feel like spending time to setup you editor to work for you then @intellijidea is not a good option.
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    Bryan Sambrook
    Bryan SambrookAndroid developer Β· Written
    10 years I used Eclipse but with a new JAVA software project required IntelliJ. After using it for more than 6 months I realized the power it had. It takes a bit to get used to in the beginning but after a while it was second nature.
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  6. Sarthak Sharma
    Sarthak SharmaAlways finding new problems to solve Β· Written
    Sarthak Sharma made this product
    CSS animations made easy. 😊
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  7. Paul Danyliuk
    Paul DanyliukMaker of threedo.app Β· Written
    With it set as my default text editor, I find myself editing more code in Notepad++ than in any other (even more suitable) ones. For that fact alone it deserves to be on the list.
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  8. Adam Riggs-Zeigen
    Adam Riggs-ZeigenFounder, Jolt.ai Β· Written
    I know it's an oldie but it's still a goodie. Easy to setup, easy to use and I'm a huge fan of the Git integration.
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  9. Lisa Dziuba
    Lisa Dziuba6FlawlessApp.io Founder Β· Written
    I have a "love and hate" relationship with Xcode, but still, it's great for iOS development.
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    Jonathan Fuentes Flores
    Jonathan Fuentes FloresiOS, macOS, tvOS and watchOS developer! Β· Written
    Even though there's very few options to develop Apple applications (Jetbrains Appcode is the other one I know) I love Xcode, you can get very familiar with the environment very easily and can make quick prototypes with IB.
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  10. Mike Coutermarsh
    Mike Coutermarsh76Code @ GitHub Β· Written
    I'm on team Vim. It's my favorite thing. The learning curve is awful, but in my opinion is worth it.
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  11. Oras Al-Kubaisi
    Oras Al-KubaisiSoftware engineer, Startups passionate Β· Written
    The only PHP IDE that you'll need with many plugins. It will increase your coding speed by at least 30% with auto completion, suggestions and integration tools
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  12. Ben Clark
    Ben Clarkprofessional scratch dev Β· Written
    Nice and lightweight, perfect for your average developer. Bonus: it's got some fancy plugins and it's FOSS
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  13. Steep learning curve but infinitely customisable. It's worked for me on every OS I've had to work with for the last 15 years.
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