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I just tried Coda out for the first time this weekend and I am hooked on it. I have been using Dreamweaver for all my coding but after watching some of Chris’s video’s and watching the video’s on Coda’s website I think I will def. be using Coda from now on. I did try Textmate a few months ago and it didn’t really impress me as much as Coda has. I have not set up the ftp on Coda yet since I’m still using the trial download.
Firefox with the Firebug, Web Developer toolbar, and Colorzilla plug-ins help out a lot when I’m working on a site.
i cant believe no one’s mentioned TextMate. their is no editor. ;) well, at least to us rails devs there isn’t.
I can not wait to purchase a MacBook Pro; I am waiting to get my financial situation correct before I go about doing it but two main coders here at work insist that TextMate is where it is at hands down. I have test drove TextMate and thought it was great, I haven’t test drove Coda yet.
Coda is great for live-coding, saving a file and automatically uploading to a server. It misses TM’s great features like snippets and bundles but looks very sleek, simply beautiful as every Mac application should :)
TM is awesome for local projects, it speeds up coding in an enormous way if you spend some time learning all the shortcuts.
What I think could be a Coda/TM-combo killer is Espresso – new app from makers of CSSEdit. It looks like Coda and TM combined, which would be really really great. Can’t wait to try it tbh :)