Modern code editors for our distribution

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If you are starting to make your first steps of programming and you are not using any IDE that already offers you all the necessary tools integrated, then surely you are interested in a good code editor. There are many text editors in Linux that we can use as code editors, such as nano, gedit, vi, etc., which also include functionalities to highlight the syntax of many different programming languages ​​and scripting. These functionalities can remind us of the names of the available functions, highlight the code with different colors or even carry out indentations automatically.

There are many and very diverse alternatives for this, even some editors are specific for code such as the famous Geany. You already know that a GNU / Linux distribution can be a very good development platform as we have commented in other articles on this blog, so now we present some of the available tools, which does not mean that some are better than others, already You know that the best tool or system is the one you like the most and the best you handle:

  1. braces: it is a free Adobe code editor, specially oriented to web designers with support for HTML of different versions, CSS and JavaScript.
  2. Atom: a tool that we have already talked about. It is a fairly modern editor with very good reviews from programmers. It is a hackable text editor with a multitude of interesting functionalities and very flexible ...
  3. Light table- is a next-gen code editor with modern capabilities that make it closer to an IDE than a simple text editor.
  4. Visual Studio Code: it is the Microsoft editor that you will already know that it has been ported for Linux, so you can download it for Fedora or Ubuntu from its official website.
  5. geany: a well-known code editor with a multitude of functionalities to edit our code and with support for a multitude of different programming languages, scripting and even makefiles, etc.

And which one do you prefer? If it is not on this list, leave us a comment...

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  1.   Courage said

    Copying posts from other blogs? ??

  2.   Stanislav said

    My favorite code editor is Codelobster -