2018 Top 5 Best Coding Editors For Beginners




2018 Top 5 Best Coding Editors For Beginners

2018 Top 5 Best Coding Editors For Beginners
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If you are just a beginner in programming and just learning your first language and you want a code or text editor that suites your needs; that is simple but, beautiful with a design then you are at the right place because this post is made just for you!
I have compiled a list of text editors that suites a beginners needs at the moment you don’t need something that gives you a complicated user interface and settings.
Here’s what you need in a text editor.

A text editor must at least have the following functions:

  •  Advanced Auto-completion.
     Split screen or Multi-View.
     Multi selection.
     File status Auto detection.
     Let’s you know if a keyword is function or not.
     Search and replacing.
     Full screen view.
     Good undo history even after you have exited.
     Syntax highlighting.
     Build.
     Supports a large number of character encoding.
     Folding for selectively hiding regions of text.
     Word wrap
     Spell checker
     Dictionary
     Good user interface
  • That’s what at least text editor must have for a beginner or expect must have.

1. Atom (Windows, Linux & Mac) Free

Atom is the best text editor by far it has a beautiful user interface and good themes to spicy up your UI and mood it is developed by Github and most of all it is Open source and completely Free!!! Atom supports many languages. It is good for web developing languages and also C++ my favorite programming language. It can auto-fill your keywords while you code you don’t have to complete a word because it already knows it. It’s also good for projects and also has project auto complete. My favorite function is the split view. With Atom you never go wrong with it. The only down side is it is not a light software and does not support visual basic programming language.

These are some of the function it has:

  •  Good user interface
     Beautiful themes
     Auto-completion
     Split screen or Multi-View
     File status Auto detection
     Search and replace
     Full screen view
     Good undo history even after you have exited
     Let’s you know if a keyword is function or not
     Supports a large number of character encodings
     Folding for selectively hiding regions of text
     Word wrap
     Convert Case
     Spell checker
     Dictionary

2. Sublime Text (Windows, Linux and Mac) Paid

Sumblime Text
Sublime Text is also one of the best text editors and has most of the functions of Atom and even more. It comes with all the features and function you would expect from a powerful code editor. It also looks beautiful and you can even tweak the appearance to your likings. Sublime Text is a light weight text editor that is easily opened with it loading and taking time. The downside is it not free but also has a trial version.

Here is some of the features it has:

  •  Good user interface (Customizable)
     Beautiful themes
     Build and Build system
     Auto-completion and Auto fill
     Reference function in a file
     Split view
     Multi selection
     Convert Case
     Syntax highlighting
     Quick find
     Search and replace
     Full screen view
     Full Distraction mode
     File status Auto detection
     Spell checker
     Dictionary only (English)
     Good undo history even after you have exited

3. Visual Studio Code (Windows, Linux, Mac) Free

Visual Studio Code

Well for this one it is really awesome it is created by Microsoft. I use it too it is one of the best too a lot of people use VS code it has some really well advanced functions including the new Intellisense starting from version 1.20. It has an interactive console, call stacks and debug with break points. Git commands built in makes it easy working with projects on Git. Easily make commits from the editor. Push and pull from any hosted SCM service. Extensions makes it is to add more features to it.

Here is the list of function it has:

  •  Intellisense
     Smart Auto-completion
     Function definition
     Git commands
     Extensions
     Good user interface
     Split view
     Multi selection
     Convert Case
     Advanced Syntax highlighting
     Quick find
     Search and replace
     Full screen view
     File status Auto detection
     Spell checker
     Folding for selectively hiding regions of text.

4. Coda (Mac only) Paid

Coda text editor

Coda has a nice beautiful interface has you would expect from most mac apps. It is really good for web developers because it comes with features every web developer dreams of & wants from a text editor like edit local and remote files, Ftp access, terminal and the panic sync. With panic sync you can sync your all sites, passwords and private keys to all your Macs and more. It has some cool features and really advanced ones like the new Touch bar on the new Mac Book Pro switch instantly between editor and preview, comment lines in a flash, and much more. It also has a speed syntax highlighting is anywhere from 4 to 10 times faster.

Here is the list of functions:

  •  Syntax highlighting
     FTP, SFTP, WebDAV or Amazon S3
     Local indexing
     Panic sync
     Automatic tag closing
     CSS Overriding
     Plugins
     AirPreview
     Terminal
     Html validator
     Code Navigator
     MySQL editor
     Quick find
     Search and replace
     Good user interface

5. Notepad++ (Windows Only)

Notepad++
Notepad++ is by far the fastest text and code editor out there! you don’t need to wait for it to load even if you are opening large files like 50 MB – 100 MB of files. Notepad is a free and open source code editor for windows only. It is very simple and easy to use especially for beginners who just want to code fast without wasting time. Notepad++ is the best for people who are just learning how to code because everything is well put together.

It also comes with syntax highlighting for many languages. It is also good for web developers because when you want to run your html files you can open browsers from there with just a short cut key. It also comes with a built in FTP plugin that allows you to connect to your server and edit files directly there.

Here is the list of functions:

  •  FTP
     Cloud
     Search engine
     Syntax highlighting
     Easy to use UI
     Zoom in & out
     Sync vertical and horizontal
     Copy to clipboard
     Command prompt
     Quick find
     Search and replace
     Full screen view
     File status Auto detection
     Spell checker
     Good user interface
     Split view
     Multi selection
     Convert Case
     Converter
     Build
     Supports a large number of character encodings.
     Folding for selectively hiding regions of text.
     Word wrap
     Spell checker

As you can see all of the code editors have different kinds of function you might like but, it all depends on your interest and likings that you like and end up using.

If you are beginner I might encourage you to choose Notepad++ since you won’t need to use advanced code editors but if you are a bit advanced I would encourage you to use atom because when you are coding in high level programming languages like C++, C#, Switch and Java we tend to forget some small rules and end up with compiler errors but if use Atom it will take care of that problem with auto-fill.

Okay guys I surely hope this listing really helped you. I made sure I compiled them to the best and simple easy to use editors for beginners and advanced programmers.

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