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#1 EmbraceNext

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 18:24

I moved to the PC (Windows 8) from a Mac recently. I used coda quite often. Is there anything like coda for a PC? What dev tools would you recommend for a PC? I bought sublimetext 2 but not feeling the love there yet.

Thanks


#2 Riva

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 18:38

Well you can do Java, .NET or native.
For .NET and native you can get started with Visual Studio 2012 Express: http://www.microsoft...o/eng/downloads
Or Notepad++

#3 OP EmbraceNext

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 18:46

I am sorry I should have been more specific. This would be for HTML, JS, PHP, CSS work flows. Is visual studio a good product for that stuff?

#4 Guth

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 23:47

sublime text 2 is really the best ive found, and ive tried them all.
Check out jeffery way's tutorial on all the good plugins, it makes sublime much better.
Icouldn't use it without my favourite plugins now.
Try dreamweaver, not the WYSIWG part but just the code editor, its actually not to bad for the newer versions. I don't like it mind you, but its better than most.

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 11:32

Another vote for ST2, and it's cross platform so if you ever go back to a Mac it'll still be useful.

#6 threetonesun

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 13:33

I use Coda on Mac and Sublime Text 2 on Windows. What's nice is that for quick things I can use Sublime Text everywhere.

#7 Riva

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 13:40

I am sorry I should have been more specific. This would be for HTML, JS, PHP, CSS work flows. Is visual studio a good product for that stuff?

Yes you can use visual studio 2012 express for web development in conjunction with the web platform to do HTML5 and JavaScript development with either code views or WYSIWYG designer, JS and HTML intellisense, support for previewing in multiple browsers, vanilla HTML or ASP.NET or PHP. If you have windows premium you can run IIS to create your sites or use IIS Express as part of vs 2012 express. Moreover, the VS addons from the gallery will allow you to enhance your editor and IDE.

#8 guitmz

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 13:47

http://www.stylizerapp.com/

http://www.aptana.com/

http://www.activestate.com/komodo-edit

http://alternativeto...latform=windows

Sublime is amazing, also

#9 +Lingwo

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 13:51

I use Netbeans.
I really like it.
It is free.
Integrates well with PHP, HTML, CSS ( as well as many other languages)
SVN support
Database support
Framework support. It has heavy integration with Zend.


Only downside is it requires Java, which isn't a truly bad thing, just disable it for browsers.

#10 neo158

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 14:09

Well you can do Java, .NET or native.
For .NET and native you can get started with Visual Studio 2012 Express: http://www.microsoft...o/eng/downloads
Or Notepad++


I second this, I have Visual Studio 2012 Pro but http://www.microsoft...express-for-web would be best for OP based on what he wants to create. I also use the Modern UI app Code Writer on Surface though as desktop apps don't run on Windows RT.

#11 Riva

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 13:17

I second this, I have Visual Studio 2012 Pro but http://www.microsoft...express-for-web would be best for OP based on what he wants to create. I also use the Modern UI app Code Writer on Surface though as desktop apps don't run on Windows RT.

The OP didn't specify explicitly specify web development hence the generic link :D
I wouldn't do software development on a tablet.

#12 neo158

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 13:48

The OP didn't specify explicitly specify web development hence the generic link :D
I wouldn't do software development on a tablet.


To Quote the OP:

"I am sorry I should have been more specific. This would be for HTML, JS, PHP, CSS work flows. Is visual studio a good product for that stuff?"

I only use Code Writer to make changes when I'm out, my desktop is for the real work such as compiling. Web development on Surface isn't an issue though as long as it's just HTML.

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 13:56

Personally, I haven't found another IDE that is as polished or nice to use as Visual Studio. VS2012 even more so. It's the best out of any option in my opinion, and it's free.

Though a close second is WebStorm by JetBrains. (the same people who make Resharper) WebStorm shares most, if not all, of the same functionality for web technologies that Resharper adds to C#. But the down side is it's not free.

#14 palenous

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Posted 27 January 2013 - 07:40

I moved to the PC (Windows 8) from a Mac recently. I used coda quite often. Is there anything like coda for a PC? What dev tools would you recommend for a PC? I bought sublimetext 2 but not feeling the love there yet.

Thanks


You may find this useful in your development on Sublime. :)

#15 OP EmbraceNext

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 21:33

Thank you very much for all the suggestions. I tried Visual Studio 2012 express for web. It seems to just be for .Net stuff. I like Sublime quite a bit. I guess I got way used to Coda. Thank you very much for the PHP link. http://www.xcjs.com/...sublime-text-2/

That will work nicely.