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Programming Editing Software

What is programming editing software? They are a computer program that edits plain text and called text editors. Text editing software is incorporated with operating systems and software development packages, they are used to write or modify configuration files, documentation files, and programming language source code.

Here are some of the programming editing programs I use:

Vim is a highly configurable text editor built to create and change any kind of text very efficiently. It is included as ‘vi’ with most UNIX systems and Apple OS X.

Vim is rock stable and is continuously being developed into a better text editor.


  • Persistent, multi-level undo tree.

  • Extensive plugin systems.

  • Support for a myriad of programming languages and file formats.

  • Powerful search and replace abilities.

  • Integrates well with many tools.

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Notepad++ is a popular free-to-use code editor written in C++. It uses pure win32 API which offers a larger execution speed and small program size. It only runs in the MS Window's environment but uses a GPL License.


  • This text editor supports syntax highlighting for languages like PHP, HTML, CSS, and JavaScript.

  • Auto-completion: Word completion, Function completion.

  • Macro recording and playback.

  • User-defined Syntax highlighting and folding.

  • Customizable GUI.

  • Multi-view and Multi-Language support.

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Visual Studio Code is an open-source (Free) code editing software developed by Microsoft. This free text editor offers built-in support for TypeScript, JavaScript, and Node.js. It is autocompleted with IntelliSense features provides smart completions based on variable types, essential modules, and function definitions.

Platforms: Mac, Windows, Linux.


  • Easy working with Git and other SCM (Software Configuration Management) providers.

  • Code refactoring & debugging.

  • Easily extensible and customizable.

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Brackets is a free lightweight tool developed by Adobe. It allows you to toggle between your source code and the browser view.

Platform: Mac, Windows, Linux


  • Quick Edit UI feature puts context-specific code and tools inline.

  • Offers live preview, pre-processor support, and inline editors.

  • Pleasant-looking User Interface (UI).

  • A specifically developed tool for macOS

  • Comes with the inbuilt extension manager.

Dreamweaver is an Adobe software editor that allows users to create, code, and manage dynamic websites easily. Users can build responsive websites that adapt to fit any screen size, whether it is on a computer or handheld device. You can preview your websites and edit in real-time to ensure your pages look and work the way you want before you publish. It provides access code hints so users can quickly learn and edit HTML, CSS, and other web standards, and it uses visual aids to reduce errors and speed up site development.


I have been using Dreamweaver for countless years and have found it to be a reliable robust editor. But it is expensive and out of reach for many non-professional users.

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