• Published Date — 4 November 2017
  • Last Updated —29 May 2018


Best Code Editors

Integrated Development Environment or IDEs are the software platform that provides the all in one functionality to a developer, An IDE is the best friend of a developer but wait when I said all in one functionality it means the basic features of IDEs i.e.,

  • — IntelliSense (or any other code completion functionality)
  • — Error checking (the IDE actually knows its symbols)
  • — Built-in plugin manager
  • — Better navigation to and from references/declarations
  • — Can auto generate boilerplate code

So without any doubts IDEs are an important part of coding for any type of developer, it doesn't matter whether you are a student or professional developer you need at least one IDE to get your job done in an efficient way, following is the of Best IDEs that we made after a week of research let us know in the comment section if we are forgetting something.

6. Vim - the text editor

Vim is a cross-platform and open source text editor and can work with any programming language. Vim is known for its customizability with over more than 14000 packages available. Without any doubts, Vim is flexible and powerful.

Supported Languages: PHP, Javascript, HTML, CSS, Sass, Less, Python, C, C++, CoffeeScript, etc.

Price: Free

Features

  • — Extensive plugin system
  • — support for hundreds of programming languages and file formats
  • — integrates with many tools
  • — Split windows
  • — Auto-complete

5. Light Table

Light table is an another good option with a sleek interface and it comes with a built-in plugin manager to extend its functionality. The cool feature of Light Table is that it lets you modify running programs and embed anything from websites to games within the IDE.

Language Supported: HTML, CSS/Sass, JavaScript, PHP, Node.js, Ruby

Price: Free

Features

  • — Cross-platform support
  • — Open source for all platforms
  • — Clean and Fast UI
  • — Auto-complete
  • — Split Views
  • — Dozens of Themes available
  • — A built-in plugin manager

4. Brackets

Brackets is built by Adobe primarily for the web designers it supports a cool feature called live preview with Chrome which refreshes the current working page in Chrome without saving the file in IDE. Brackets is open source and cross-platform built in HTML, CSS, and JavaScript using CodeMirror in a Node.js container.

Language Supported: HTML, CSS/Sass, JavaScript, PHP, Node.js, Ruby

Price: Free

Features

  • — Open source for all platforms
  • — Lightweight and powerful
  • — Live preview in browser (Only in Chrome)
  • — Multiple cursors to edit several lines at once
  • — Large numbers of plugins available in package manager
  • — Customizable themes

3. Sublime Text

Sublime Text is cross-platform, lightweight and features rich code editor it provides powerful features like what an IDE does. It supports many programming languages and markup languages, and support for many other languages can be added by plugins. Sublime comes with the 30-day trial period after that you have to purchase the license worth of 70$, however, you will not force to purchase the license even after the evaluation period.

Supported Languages: PHP, Javascript, HTML, CSS, Sass, Less, Python, C, C++, CoffeeScript, etc.

Price: Free 30 day trial after 70$

Features

  • — Cross platform (Windows, macOS, Linux)
  • — Minimalistic and lightweight UI with various customizations
  • — Great auto-complete
  • — Multiple cursors to edit several lines at once
  • — Dozens of plugins
  • — Theme supports

2. Atom

Atom is developed by Github built with HTML, JavaScript, CSS, and Node.js integration. It is Open source, lightweight and supports multiple projects in a tree view structure so you won't have to leave your existing project window to work on a new one or an old one.

Language Supported: PHP, Javascript, HTML, CSS, Sass, Less, Python, C, C++, CoffeeScript, etc.

Price: Free

Features

  • — Packages to extend the functionality
  • — In build Git support and Github integration
  • — Markdown(.MD) syntax with live preview
  • — Chrome Developer Tools within the IDE
  • — Fast operation
  • — Theme support
  • — A customizable stylesheet to customize the look and feel

1. Visual Studio Code

Visual Studio Code by Microsoft is a free and light-weight text editor combined with powerful IDEs features. It's a cross-platform, open-source and extremely fast IDE. Wih built in amazing features like IntelliSense, embedded Git control, code refactoring makes it the top player in the list.

Supported Languages: PHP, Javascript, HTML, CSS, Sass, Less, Python, C, C++, CoffeeScript, etc.

Price: Free

Features

  • — Inbuilt debugger with break points support
  • — Sleek UI with customizable tabs
  • — Embedded Git control
  • — A good Extensions ecosystem
  • — IntelliSense support
  • Sync settings with installed extensions
  • — Large number of themes
  • — Built-in terminal

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