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Sublime text 2 is free by the way guys.

Paying is optional.

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Visual C# with Resharper is my favorite by far.

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Sublime text 2 is free by the way guys.

Paying is optional.

No, it isn't free. From the website:

Sublime Text 2 may be downloaded and evaluated for free, however a license must be purchased for continued use. There is currently no enforced time limit for the evaluation.

You need to pay for it if you intend to use it; it's not donationware. It's developed by one man, not a big company with lots of resources.

It's cross-platform, has portable versions, supports skinning, TextMate color schemes, VIM emulation (vintage mode), is very fast both graphically and in terms of loading and searching files with fuzzy search parameters, has a lot of nice, free plugins (and you can write your own in Python), a console with Python shell, has split-pane support, multiple cursors, project management with easy project switching (ctrl+alt+p), build systems, etc. For many languages all you'll really be missing compared to an IDE is a debugger. I used to use Notepad++ but really it's slow and clunky compared to Sublime.

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Visual Studio 2012. Express edition is free and works perfect.

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Sadly don't do much programming any more but when I did it was 'edit' in DOS for all my COBOL source code needs...

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No, it isn't free. From the website:

You need to pay for it if you intend to use it; it's not donationware. It's developed by one man, not a big company with lots of resources.

There is currently no enforced time limit for the evaluation.

As good as free then.

I have the full version and paid for it. Im just saying you can download it for free with full feature and no time limit for now if you want to try it out.

Only thing is it says unregistered in the title bar. Ive never seen a nag screen when I had the eval version

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Merlin 8 on the Apple II

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Notepad++ for Windows, and Gedit for Linux. Prefer Geany on Linux, since it seems to work a lot more like Notepad++, but the colour schemes always seem to have issues, and I prefer GtkSourceView for my syntax highlighting.

If we're including IDE's: Visual Studio for C++ and .NET, Netbeans for most everything else. I used to love Eclipse, but I didn't even realise how immensely slow it was until I started using Netbeans.

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You should really try 7-Zip. I was a die-hard WinRAR fan for the last 7 years or so, until it was forced upon me. It's Ultra compression kicks arse!

I only used WinZip as another example of software you can use for free even after the trial. I've been using 7zip since, well years... :)

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Komodo edit 7 on all OS's. :)

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Notepad++ for quick edit.

Eclipse with Aptana Plugin for java, php, python and ruby.

Visual Studio for C++ and microsoft technology.

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Visual Studio for C#

NotePad++ for everything else and glancing at C# code

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Removed

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Vim.

And if I need to use an IDE, I try to find and install a plugin to Vimify it.

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vim if I'm editing over SSH.

Notepad++ on Windows.

For full IDEs I'm liking the Jetbrains products right now.

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vim is pretty hard to beat, but if I had to choose a graphical editor, I would choose Notepad++ for Windows and Geany for Linux/FreeBSD. I try to avoid heavy IDE's as much as possible. (Although there is a fine line between an IDE and a good source code editor.)

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+1000000000000 for Visual Studio/Visual Studio Express (Free)

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I have no idea why people use vim......you have GUIs, people, use them.

I understand that in quick edits vim is great but it and its horrible keyboard shortcuts are unsupportable.....

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I have no idea why people use vi/vim, it's the worst text editor since sliced bread, nano ftw.

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I have no idea why people use vim......you have GUIs, people, use them.

I understand that in quick edits vim is great but it and its horrible keyboard shortcuts are unsupportable.....

It's not about GUI vs CLI. I install plugins to vimify my IDEs too.

People like Vim because its modal nature allows single keypress shortcuts. Heaps and heaps of them, making the concept of Text Objects possible. Hence the steep learning curve, but also hence the substantial boost in productivity once mastered.

Vim is as close as I've been able to get to directly manipulating text with my brain. That's why I like Vim.

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I really like Sublime Text 2 but development seems to have stopped which has put me off buying it. Since the release of 2.0.1 back in the summer I have heard nothing, not even a beta. I hope it is not abandoned like TextMate was as it is a lovely editor.

My main text editor is UltraEdit and has been for over 12 years now. I own a lifetime upgrade license which I have really got my moneys worth out of. It isn't as pretty as other editors but it is rock solid and fast. It has a couple of bugs with Unicode (still!) but other than that I can't really fault it. Well actually I can, after using ST2 and having JSON files to store settings I don't like how messy UltraEdit is for configuartion but that is a pretty small thing as I hardly ever have to change settings these days as I have it working exactly as I need it.

For an IDE I mainly use Visual Studio (2012) for C# and C++ on Windows and Eclipse for Java.

Notepad++ is an alright editor but it is ugly and has some horrible design decisions. They really need to scrap the UI and start over but I can't see that happening.

For a nice little portable editor Notepad2 is pretty nice for a single exe and ini file stored on a usb memory stick with built in syntax highlighting, etc.

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^ except TextMate wasn't abandoned...

And Sublime 2 is still worth the buy because you can vimmify it if you want.

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I don't know that Sublime Text was abandoned, but honestly, it's a text editor, it has plugins... I don't see why people expect updates every other week.

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VS2012

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