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What are the best text editors for programming?

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    Bruce Hudson
    Written on May 25, 2017
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      Kathleen May
      Written on September 15, 2017
      "As a super nerdy programmer, I typically am always looking for better ways to code! This Sublime Text editor has given me this opportunity to code a bit easier and more cleanly because of its editing features. Another great feature of this program is that the developers continually upload fixes and updates to help make this platform even easier to use! If you code, try this out today!"
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      Kathleen May
      Written on September 15, 2017
      "As a super nerdy programmer, I typically am always looking for better ways to code! This Sublime Text editor has given me this opportunity to code a bit easier and more cleanly because of its editing features. Another great feature of this program is that the developers continually upload fixes and updates to help make this platform even easier to use! If you code, try this out today!"
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      Justin Hopkins
      Written on September 15, 2017
      "Sublime text editor provides a comprehensive and intuitive interface for those looking to get into different aspects of programming. After a couple of google searches this product appears at the top or middle of the best text editors for programming. With that said I do have a level of confidence in this program."
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      Richard Cooper
      Written on September 15, 2017
      "I'm sure everyone who has used a computer has used the old Notepad a time or two. Notepad++ takes the Notepad experience to a new level. It adds more features for the advanced user. It has a WYSIWYG interface that makes it easy for printing. I use it a lot and have found the zoom in and out tool very helpful."
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      Richard Cooper
      Written on September 15, 2017
      "I'm sure everyone who has used a computer has used the old Notepad a time or two. Notepad++ takes the Notepad experience to a new level. It adds more features for the advanced user. It has a WYSIWYG interface that makes it easy for printing. I use it a lot and have found the zoom in and out tool very helpful."
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      Ernesto Santillán
      Written on September 15, 2017
      "Notepad++ is simply THE best simple text editor ever created. That's not an understatement. The plethora of options and tools available put everything else to shame. Designed for coding, but absolutely useful for just about anyone using a computer. Beats the heck out of Windows Notepad."
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      Sara Lawrence
      Written on October 1, 2017
      "notepad++ is a great tool to help with editing. I loved how easy it was to read and use."
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      Martha Meyer
      Written on September 15, 2017
      "I like that Vim is free to use and open source. It's also extremely customizable as far as text editors go. It initially seemed like it was going to be very difficult to figure out how to learn, but once I got the hang out of it, it has been a very useful and powerful tool. Also, you may as well learn to use it, because it's everywhere - almost every server/linux machine has a version of Vim."
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      Martha Meyer
      Written on September 15, 2017
      "I like that Vim is free to use and open source. It's also extremely customizable as far as text editors go. It initially seemed like it was going to be very difficult to figure out how to learn, but once I got the hang out of it, it has been a very useful and powerful tool. Also, you may as well learn to use it, because it's everywhere - almost every server/linux machine has a version of Vim."
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      Albert Munoz
      Written on September 15, 2017
      "This is actually a great solution. Vim fits the query perfectly albeit it is designed for Apple and other UNIX based systems. But it is definitely a text editor with features focused on programming and is very popular because of how good it is."
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      Benito Téllez
      Written on October 29, 2017
      "Visual Studio Code is one of the best text editors for programming. I'm not a programming expert as of yet, and found the interface to be intuitive and useful. It also has support for a number of languages so the program will allow me to grow in my knowledge as I use it! There were a couple of small glitches but nothing major. It also wasn't a "bloated" editor in that it didn't take up too much space on my computer. Highly recommended!"
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      Benito Téllez
      Written on October 29, 2017
      "Visual Studio Code is one of the best text editors for programming. I'm not a programming expert as of yet, and found the interface to be intuitive and useful. It also has support for a number of languages so the program will allow me to grow in my knowledge as I use it! There were a couple of small glitches but nothing major. It also wasn't a "bloated" editor in that it didn't take up too much space on my computer. Highly recommended!"
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      Kevin Taylor
      Written on September 15, 2017
      "Visual Studio Code allows users an advanced platform for writing code. It is free and open-source, and is available on multiple platforms. The website makes it very easy to download the program (free of charge) and offers necessary tools for using Visual Studio Code to its full potential."
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      Jerry Black
      Written on September 15, 2017
      "There's a reason that Atom is called A Lot Of Memory; it is not a good text editor. It barely runs, and in a world with simpler options and also much more robust options, Atom sits a weird middle ground where it's much less useful than Vim but needlessly complicated compared to commercial text editors."
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      Jerry Black
      Written on September 15, 2017
      "There's a reason that Atom is called A Lot Of Memory; it is not a good text editor. It barely runs, and in a world with simpler options and also much more robust options, Atom sits a weird middle ground where it's much less useful than Vim but needlessly complicated compared to commercial text editors."
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      Juan Ortiz
      Written on September 15, 2017
      "This is a nice program to have if you are a coding dummy like myself this will help you a great deal and it even has customization to have different themes great job A++++"
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      David Peters
      Written on September 15, 2017
      "Emacs has been around forever and it is still one of the best options for a simple and effective programming text editor. If you are sick of your complicated IDE and are looking to give something new a try, Emacs is worthwhile. I have been using it as my standard text editor since college and see no reason to change. It is a fully extensible platform so even if your parameters do change, emacs can change with you. Oh yeah, and its free."
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      David Peters
      Written on September 15, 2017
      "Emacs has been around forever and it is still one of the best options for a simple and effective programming text editor. If you are sick of your complicated IDE and are looking to give something new a try, Emacs is worthwhile. I have been using it as my standard text editor since college and see no reason to change. It is a fully extensible platform so even if your parameters do change, emacs can change with you. Oh yeah, and its free."
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      Judy Bailey
      Written on September 15, 2017
      "A great way for text editing. It has a project planner to keep you organized. It helps you with extensions."
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      Scott Wells
      Written on September 29, 2017
      "Being a Software Developer, choosing the best editor/IDE is one of the greatest hassles because each editor has things it excels in and others in which it falls short. Komodo Edit is my favorite because it has the best features, supports all the languages I'm interested in, and loads so fast for such a feature-packed application."
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      Scott Wells
      Written on September 29, 2017
      "Being a Software Developer, choosing the best editor/IDE is one of the greatest hassles because each editor has things it excels in and others in which it falls short. Komodo Edit is my favorite because it has the best features, supports all the languages I'm interested in, and loads so fast for such a feature-packed application."
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      Lawrence Thomas
      Written on September 15, 2017
      "If you are looking for the best text editor for programming ,Kamodo edit is awesome,I used it ,and I still use it and the experience is amazing.I wanted a more advanced functionality; debugging and code profiling and my friend recommended me Kamodo IDE. I can assure you my problems are no more!!"
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      Rodolfo Blanco
      Written on September 15, 2017
      "Geany is an alright text editor. I can't see many situations I'd use it for programming over the editors that come with my home programs, but it's fine if you want to use it."
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      Rodolfo Blanco
      Written on September 15, 2017
      "Geany is an alright text editor. I can't see many situations I'd use it for programming over the editors that come with my home programs, but it's fine if you want to use it."
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      Angela Woods
      Written on September 15, 2017
      "I don't have any comment"
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      Aarav Balasubramanium
      Written on September 15, 2017
      "Brackets is a lightweight, yet powerful, modern text editor. It is a free program that is worked on by the community that uses it. There are better solutions if you are willing to pay for them."
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      Aarav Balasubramanium
      Written on September 15, 2017
      "Brackets is a lightweight, yet powerful, modern text editor. It is a free program that is worked on by the community that uses it. There are better solutions if you are willing to pay for them."
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      Nathan Shaw
      Written on November 7, 2017
      "Brackets is a must have for any programmer. It makes it so easy to design in the browser and it's UI is beautiful."
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      Janice Armstrong
      Written on September 15, 2017
      "Looks like a great solution. I've used other programs that are "light" and boy were they light on any kind of features. This looks to hit all the right notes for me for something I would want to use for coding with a ton of extra features."
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      Janice Armstrong
      Written on September 15, 2017
      "Looks like a great solution. I've used other programs that are "light" and boy were they light on any kind of features. This looks to hit all the right notes for me for something I would want to use for coding with a ton of extra features."
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      Yan Fu
      Written on September 15, 2017
      "I don't know anything about this, but Light Table does look pretty nice. The YouTube video also makes it look cool. I'd say that this is a decent solution."

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    Summary

    Best text editors for programming
    Rank Solutions Type Votes Price
    1 Sublime Text Software 137 Paid
    2 Notepad++ Software 114 Free
    3 Vim Software 105 Free
    4 Visual Studio Code Software 89 Free
    5 Atom Software 71 Free
    6 Emacs Software 60 Free
    7 Komodo Edit Software 49 Free
    8 Geany Software 32 Free
    9 Brackets Software 22 Free
    10 Light Table Software 10 Free
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