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NetBeans is a free, GPL-licensed IDE. It can run on any computer with a Java virtual machine. If a computer has a Java virtual machine (JVM), Netbeans can run on it. Netbeans can, therefore, run on a variety of operating systems such as Windows, *nix, and Mac OS. Being open source means that developers can contribute changes to the code to have the IDE better serve them. See More
I think that atom is especially useful because of its use of electron, which allows it to be completely cross-platform. It used to be quite fast and has dubbed itself the "hackable text editor" for a reason; you can hack it and bend it to your will. You can also very easily integrate packages designed by other, who have "hacked" it. It's really easy to make your own key binding and see what keybindings exist, it has an extensive and easy-to-use settings page, it has a lot of support for themes, and it has been widely accepted by the public, allowing its plugin base to grow rapidly and with enthusiasm. The only problem I have noticed is that it tends to have a slow startup time and sometimes lags just a tiny bit. All in all, atom is a swell text editor to develop in, whether you're on Linux/BSD (+ GNU) or Windows or Os X, as it works the same (which is to say, it works spectacularly) in all of the major operating systems due to its use of electron. See More
One of the goals of Atom is to be a text editor for both experienced and beginner programmers. You can add keyboard shortcuts, change themes, install plugins, and change core settings by clicking through a GUI, or by manually editing config files the old-fashioned way. It has the added advantage of being built using the same engine that powers Google Chrome, so actions like opening and closing tabs feel familiar, even to new or non-programmers. See More
Due to its modular design, almost any aspect of the editor can be changed. Even seemingly core packages, like those taking care of search and replace functionality, can be forked on GitHub and changed and replaced in the editor. The documentation for creating new plugins is also great, making it easier for developers to jump in and create plugins for Atom. See More
Multiple cursors and column selection allow for versatile ways of editing. ctrl + d will select the current word and each time the command is repeated, it adds the next occurrence of the word to the selection. ctrl + click or middle-mouse click will place another cursor in the place that's clicked. Cursors can then be controlled together. This also allows for selecting vertically. See More
VSCode available plug-ins can do everything I want it to. I have had some successful experiences with it, including: C/C++, Python, TypeScript+React+WebPack+Node. By successful I mean: code completion, debugging, error detection. For C# I'm still with it's older brother, VS, though. See More
Some gaps have to be filled by plugins, while these features should be built in. For example: Jump to matching brace (bracket / parenthesis); Gutter selection of lines; Recall previous searches / replacements; Autofill of search field with text under caret (text has to be selected); Show whitespace / end of lines / indentation guides / right margin; Selection to upper / lower case; and some more. See More
Brackets will automatically refresh the browser and load the latest saved version of a file open in the browser. This works with php as well. Editing a css will even highlight the tag that's currently being worked on. However, it only works with Chrome. See More
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