I used Coda for a long time before making the switch to ST2. The problem for Coda (and Textmate, for that matter) was they waited too long before releasing a major update. While they were both tinkering, Sublime Text pumped out an outstanding beta that was free to use and a lot of people made the switch.
I’d definitely recommend using ST2. You can even use it free for a while (it’ll remind you to buy it, though). I’d of course recommend paying for it as I think it’s a fantastic product.
@chrisburton@theCSSguru – I tried Coda 2, but for me the lack of plugin support and customisation in comparison to ST2 didn’t impress. The FTP was handy, but these days I just use Transmit anyway or indeed don’t use FTP at all because of Git deploying.
Based on what you guys are saying I think I am leaning towards Sublime Text 2… Well actually that was the direction I was leaning towards even before I asked the question but now it is confirmed :)
@theCSSguru@chrisburton Yeah I was actully going for that as well since I am used with all the other Adobe software for print but a lot of people recommended me just learning coding from the basis instead so that is what I am doing :)
Sublime Text 2 is what is trendy. It has some cool features but personally I prefer an IDE like Netbeans (free) or WebStorm / PHPStorm.
if what you do is HTML/CSS/JS then you should try WebStorm (PHPStorm adds PHP support). It is a full IDE and it is cheaper than ST2. It supports some of the latest technologies out of the box (sass, less, coffeescript, zen coding, Live Edit etc). And of course with an IDE you get real codeIntel, FTP, versioning, linting etc without the need to download and setup third party plugins which are rarely as good as native features of an IDE anyway.