NewFileBrowser: Create Custom File Templates For Programming In Notepad++ [Plugin]

When working on a programming project, developers have to constantly open new files, both new files to write new lines of code, and saved files to edit previously written code. If you are not using a relevant tool, it can be time taking. For instance, when working on an HTML project, a developer might have to frequently create new HTML and CSS files and edit the old ones. Writing all the code from scratch each time can be a tedious task, and it can turn out to be quite time consuming if you dont have the proper tool. Today, we have  just the tool that can help you in saving important time. Notepad++ is a very powerful open source text editor with lots of useful plugins available for increasing and matching its capability according to your needs. It is useful for both basic text editing and writing code in different programming languages. The main strength of Notepad++ lies in the massive number of plugins available for the software. Each plugin adds a previously non-existent functionality to the software, allowing you to perform more complex tasks. Coming back to the topic, we have a Notepad++ plugin called NewFileBrowser that allows you to open templates of different programming languages, such as HTML, CSS, SQL, Pascal, XML, JS, PYTHON etc. You can use the default template or edit it to your own liking. Read More

Get Instant Help On Complex Regular Expressions With Regex Pro [iPad]

If you are a geek who eats, sleeps and drinks programming, then the term ‘regular expressions’ is not something foreign to you. Since regular expressions often take up fifty percent of your programming load, therefore, a handy regex guide is something every coder desires. If this holds true for you, then you might want to give Regex Pro Quick Guide for iPad a try. The app comprises regular expressions from all major programming languages along with tutorials about the use of regular expressions in programming, search engine optimization, relational databases etc. Regex Pro covers a broad domain of programming languages whose details you can view after the break. Read More

NirLauncher: Launch Any Nirsoft Application With This All-In-One Suite

We have previously covered a number of applications developed by Nirsoft, all of which have come from a developer named Nir Sofer. Nirsoft has always provided top quality software that have helped many advanced and novice users to perform laborious tasks easily, recover passwords, manage network connections, fix system issues and much more. Now, Nirsoft has released an application suite which contains all the useful Nirsoft applications, known as NirLauncher. It is a portable application that can be used to launch any Nirsoft application, and to get detailed information about each program present within the launcher. Read More

Scratch Is A Programmers’ Text Editor For Linux [By Elementary]

Scratch is a Linux text editor for programmers, written in Vala and Gtk+ 3. This elementary-based text editor has been designed for the Pantheon desktop, and comes with support for a number of programming languages such as C, C#, C++, HTML, Java, PHP and many more. Scratch provides syntax highlighting with GTK source view-3, integration with Granite framework, as well as tab support. More after the break. Read More

MarkdownPad: Fully Customizable Markdown Editor With Live Preview

Markdown is a text-to-HTML filter which translates an easy-to-read and easy-to-write structured text format into HTML. MarkdownPad is a feature-rich Markdown editor for Windows which is fully customizable and shows live preview of the changes as you make them. With keyboard shortcuts and toolbar buttons, you get quick access to Markdown syntax and formatting. Fonts, sizes, color schemes, and HTML style sheets provide complete customization of your document. Read More

Find & Replace Lets You Search For & Swap Text In Multiple Files

Find and Replace is an open source application to find and replace text from multiple files within numerous directories and sub-directories. It can identify and replace text strings from files by locating them from within a simplified GUI interface. Find and Replace supports not just generic but also case-sensitive searching, recurrent search from sub-directories and generation of command line button to create command line text to put in batch files. Find and Replace is  a useful tool for those who may require finding and replacing text string from files located within many sub-directories. Since Find and Replace also supports batch file creation, therefore, the created find/replace string can be transformed into a batch file for quickly replacing text string across multiple computers. Read More

Geany Is Lightweight IDE With Built-in Compiler, Now Available For Windows

We have previously advocated Geany for Linux users in our past 15 Ubuntu Text Editors post. Geany, being a lightweight text editor, certainly enhances the text processing on Linux OS, as it includes many features which are not there in Linux native text editor. Now it is available for Windows users too, with a lot of document editing improvements. Geany for Windows offers lightweight IDE (Integrated Development Environment) to write, modify, manage and streamline programming language code of Java, C, PHP, HTML, Python, Pascal, SQL, VHDL, etc. It comes with small code-assisting features to tidy up the code, like code folding (expandables/collapsibles), auto closing HTML tags, easy code navigation, and symbol lists while compiler is also deployed within the application to compile and execute code. Being an extensible application, you will find many new plug-ins on developer’s plugin project page. Read More

Webbo Web Editor Brings Code Assist Code Completion, Server Preview, And More

Webbo offers a simple and elegant IDE (Integrated Development Environment) for both web developers and web publishers to develop and maintain websites. It is an opensource, lightweight application offering a great deal of features to organize code snippets and comes with Dreamweaver like editing capabilities with a very useful code hint option to provide users with range of coding options. Not does it only support a wide range of programming languages with syntax highlighting, it also allows user to view/inspect web pages with server-side technology support while offering seamless link with IIS (Internet Information Services). Adding more, it offers code templates to let users quickly integrate off-the-shelf components and start off with their project without writing the basic code structure. Read More

Organize Programming Language Code Snippets In Codex

Codex is an elegant portable application for organizing assorted text – especially lines of code into different categories and groups. The application is largely built for developers/coders who frequently need to organize scattered code snippets of off-the-shelf components which are to be deployed in an application being developed. Not does it only support organization of code, if you need to organize some assorted information/raw text, it provides a simple way to manage the random text into user-defined groups. It also supports syntax highlighting for widely-used programming languages, such as, C/C++, Cocoa, Assembly, C#, Pascal/Delphi, VB, CSS/HTML/JS/PHP/XML, Perl, Python, Ruby, Unix Shell Script and lot more, so you can visually identify syntax errors and correct them in its editor. Read More

Programmer’s NotePad 2 – A Portable Text Editor For Developers

If you are looking for a simple, yet powerful text editor that can handle not only rich text, but also programming language to help you in developing software applications. then have a look at Programmer's Notepad. Supporting Tabbed MDI interface, it is a portable text editor that supports a wide range of programming languages including Java, C++, HTML, CSS, PHP, VB etc. Additionally, it comes with a powerful syntax highlighting, which supports both user-defined and built-in schemes. Using the built-in text clips features, you can easily use templates for inserting text in the document. Other noteworthy features include regular expression-based search and replace, split view, export document to rich text (RTF) and HTML, bookmarking documents, code folding and outlining, and more.
This post has been updated to let you know that Programmer's Notepad also supports Windows 8. The article was updated on March 30, 2012.
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