Text Editor – Which One Should You Choose?

A text editor can make your life easier as a developer. There are several choices available to you when it comes to choosing a text editor for your daily web development works. At first the task of searching and settling on one option can be daunting but you can always ask friends for ideas.

For me, I have chosen to go with Aptana Studio 3 for some obvious reasons.


First of all, this is the point where you leave your “There is no free lunch” mentality and be thankful for this great software provided to you for FREE by those who have chosen to do so. You can still choose to support the product in one way or another but you do not need to pay a dime to start rolling out great web applications.

The second reason I chose Aptana Studio 3 was how integrated it is. You can do pretty much everything with it. You can write python code, html. css, javascript just to name a few of them. Just try it and you will love it – at least I did.

The third reason for loving this editor is the dark background color! I mean, who doesn’t love that? It makes me feel like a pro – although that might come out a little vain especially if you are not one! Either way, this is my IDE of choice and I will keep utilizing it for my projects. Highly recommended

Below is a small snapshot of the same in action:


I will not dictate the kind of editor you should use. So, to be fair, I will list a few other editors that I can remember and that might help you decide on what you want to use.

Text Editor – More Options For You:

  • Notepad++
  • Sublime Text
  • WebMatrix
  • VIM
  • Visual Studio
  • Others

Thank you for visiting and I hope this post either helped you decide on which text editor you want or gave you the necessary information that will guide you as you look for one!

You can download Aptana Studio 3 by visiting Aptana Studio or simply search for Sublime Text on your favorite search engine!

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Written By Elisha Chirchir

Elisha Chirchir is a software developer. He is also the founder of Simple Developer and co-founder of Instinctive Software Solutions. On any given day, he works on both Android and Web Development. During his 'free time', he offers training to those interested in learning how to code in php, java, python, javaScript etc. You can easily find him on StackOverflow Android chatroom or on Twitter @Eenvincible

2 Comments on “Text Editor – Which One Should You Choose?

  1. Sean Reply

    January 30, 2013 at 12:14

    Right on man, i couldnt agree more… the darker the better!. in fact i had the exact same thought when i did my review


    • joylaxpower Reply

      January 30, 2013 at 12:56

      Exactly. I just find the dark background so cool! It is like one of those things you just can’t explain why. Thanks for stopping by Sean and I hope to see you around and we can learn from each other!

      Thanks and take care!

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