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Text editors

We use text editors to write documentation in Markdown and to develop code.

Editors you may like

  • Vim: Installed on OS X and Linux by default. Also available on OS X via Homebrew.
  • Emacs: Installed on OS X and Linux by default. Also available on OS X via Homebrew
  • Atom
  • Visual Studio Code: VS Code is very extensible with lots plugins. One great plugin for pairing is Live Share, which supports live editing of the same file, sharing a terminal session, port forwarding to the host’s computer, and even audio.
  • Sublime Text: Request a license. If you use Sublime, you may wish to customize your packages. Feel free to ask others about their recommended packages. Notable mentions in past Slack discussions include:
    • Color Highlighter (turns color codes into the actual color)
    • DocBlockr (generates clean comment blocks based on active language)
    • Emmet (simplify writing HTML - expands CSS selectors into HTML)
    • GitGutter (monitors file changes in the left margin)
    • Random Everything (easily generate random strings)
    • SideBarEnhancements (provides better right-click options in file tree)
    • Better CoffeeScript
    • GitHubinator
    • Sass
    • TrailingSpaces
    • WordCount
    • EditorConfig
    • Markdown Preview