Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 29th Nov 2009 23:39 UTC
General Development Even though I'm not a programmer, I still know that while some programmers like the idea of graphical programming, whereas others shun the concept completely, opting for a more hands-on approach. While Microsoft is quite active in the field of graphical programming, the company's own high-level coders aren't very keen on the idea.
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by pjafrombbay on Mon 30th Nov 2009 02:35 UTC
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My programming needs cover:

* Text and documentation - 50% (I use a text editor and HTML rather than a word processor (I probably need to get out more))
* HTML/CSS - 35%
* PHP - 5%
* Python - 5%
* JavaScript - 5%

All in a Windows environment. I have tried lots of different editors (I have an obsession :-) ) but keep coming back to plain text editors. I used to use TextPad but several year ago switched to EditPlus3. What these two have in common is a feature called "Clip Libraries" where the say HTML library is displayed in a column beside the main editing window. Double click on the "Paragraph" entry and the Clip Library inserts "<p></p>" at the cursor position or around selected text. This is a rather simple clip, but they can be much more complex.

Syntax highlighting and the ability to be able to run a script from the editor (HTML and Python in my case) is also very useful.

My ideal editor/IDE must have a clip library capability.


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