Coda and/or TextMate
# February 5, 2009 at 9:27 pm
Yes, it is true. I am about to migrate over to the world of Apple/Mac here in the next week. Long overdue. In my attempt to try and ‘get ready’ I am also looking at making a Coda and/or TextMate purchase. I’ve looked a little at both. Can any weigh in on what might be ‘better’ if that is right word and if purchasing both is called for. I know for many of you this is a rather elementary question but if you can help out this newbie I would be grateful for your wisdom and insight.
Thanks# February 5, 2009 at 10:39 pm
I’d probably suggest holding off for the moment until you actually get your mac. Download both trial versions, play around with them, and then make your decision. My personal preference is Coda… I find it’s simple and intitive, and I appreciate the built in FTP and SVN functionality. A code editor does come down to personal preference though, so that’s why I suggest you try both trial versions.# February 6, 2009 at 12:01 am
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I use DW (CS4) on my Mac at home (hooray for student discounts!), but everyone else I know using a Mac seems to prefer Coda.
I stick with DW simply because I’m used to it and don’t really want to learn a new interface.# February 6, 2009 at 2:53 am
I agree with Chris here — Coda’s text editor doesn’t really compare to Textmate just yet for sheer power (though I hope it will continue to improve!) but Coda has a very well thought out interface and combines html/css editing, FTP, SVN and research all into one app.
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