In this lesson we were asked to evaluate several text editors. I was a little biased going into it as one of the options was the program I used to use when I coded back in college.
In the lesson I took a look at the following 3 text editors.
After spending a little time playing and researching I came to understand–and confirm my bias–that notepad++ was the far superior player. First it seems that “ConText” is no longer being actively developed. The last stable version is almost 5 years old. “E Text Editor” on the other hand has some interesting features, but is not as open source as I would like from an editor.
There are a few things I really like about Notepad++. First is there open source policy. Notepad++ operates under a “GNU General Public License” making their software truly open and free. Second I like how light weight the app is. It is small simple and gets the job done. Third are the features. While there are too many to list here I really dug the tabbed documents, and the way it sorts and organizes html files.