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sain2424348284dLearn vim 😁
bennythecat96159284dIf you think php storm is good... you should try vscode... you will never love anything more than it
neilherbertuk21284dVIM all the way! Only because I can't figure out how to close it!
J/K, I love VIM, but I also love InteliJ (PHPStorm's badass older brother). Hotkeys are a pain though, completely different default set of hotkeys on Mac Vs Linux Vs Windows!
If I need a strong and supporting editor for something a full blown IDE is too much or not suitable, I use Kate. Beats the crap out of Notepad++!
Flygger1620284dThe only shortcut you really need to learn is tapping Shift twice, which is for Search Everything — files, settings, commands, and whatever else you'd like :)
@Fast-Nop You have no idea, mate!
It can be used like an IDE, with backtrace browser, console integration, ctags integration, project management, symbol browser, tools for XML, Rust, and D, has text filters and blocks.
Oh, and its integration of Git, Subversion and Mercurial just works and does _NOT_ force it into a crawl like Visual Studio.
It's source highlighting knows a myriad of languages including more obscure ones like ABAP, Haskell or Vala. And for most of them it has automated input modes.
There are a lot of useful scripts already included, like sorting lines, duplicating/moving up/down, abbreviation expanding and word completion.
All shortcuts and toolbars can be configured and its search&replace is extremely powerful.
Best is its session management, which is really helpful.
Oh, and it has a VI mode. ;-)
I only use Notepad++ when I have to beautify a JSON that has been given back as a one-liner by SQL Manager for Postgresql.
@Yamakuzure assuming you're on windows:
ctrl+shift+a (open command pallete)
New scratch buffer
Choose your language
Ctrl+alt+shift+L (format code)
With plugins there are tools to do transformations on text like urldecode and stuff. I work with queries passed as URLs and use find/replace that replaces & with \n& (yes, actual new line), so that is easier to read.
Also, ctrl+b (go to definition), ctrl+alt+left (last cursor position),
alt+j (select next text occurance),
Shift, shift (find everywhere)
Alt+ins (i bet you know those two),
Ctrl+e (this one lets forget about tab bar)
Choose the one you like :)
@mt3o I know them all. ;-)
At the end of the day it matters mostly what you like best and are more used to I guess.
Well, what should be the strength of Notepad++, its plugin system, is its greatest nemesis. There is no quality control. Activate the wrong one and it'll wreak havoc. (Although there _are_ some really nice ones!)
(Note: It used to be like that. Dunno about today...)
Okay, I admit it. The feature I miss most is the preview scroll bar. In Visual Studio it is okay, but Kate had it long before and does a far greater job. NPP has nothing like that.
See? Eye candy over everything else! ^^
The minimap? Like with CodeGlance plugin?
ivrat289284dPhpstorm is awesome and xcode is the worst ide i ever used, before it i tought nothing can be worst than eclipse lol
Notepad++ i use for editing big files or i need somethid to do fast and as big clipboard i like that new tabs u dont need save as files and are there after closing and reopening (these files arent important to be saved, but its good to have them for a while)
CTRL+Shift+A is my personal favourite. It's the easiest and fastest way to learn all the other shortcuts, you can always find handy stuff you never knew you need, but there's even a shortcut for that.
My other favourite is CTRL+ALT+Shift+J which duplicates your carets to any other occurence of your current selection: basically a faster find & replace, but I mostly use it because it's really satisfying to edit tens and hundreds of lines at once!
FetzenNET431278d"... applied, and became a student license..."
HOLY COW, JETBRAINS STOP
anyway... How is life, as a Student license?
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