Coda 2: Comprehensive tool for the web developer

Coda 2

April 23, 2007. It was the day when Panic introduced the Coda 1 program. The idea of ​​Coda was revolutionary: one application, one window for the entire web development process. It was right and convenient. In 2007, developers won the Apple Design Award for the best user interface. Before Coda, there were such applications as TextMate, BBEdit, Espresso MacRabbit and CSS Edit. Yes, there was still Dreamweaver, but not everyone wanted to spend money on it. Coda has become a veritable revolution. Prior to its release, developers needed a number of different tools. We needed an editor to write the code, FTP client to download and download files from the server and the browser to check their work. In some cases, developers need an SSH terminal and work with the database. Coda has absorbed all the best and necessary, becoming truly a comprehensive and self-sufficient tool.

Coda 2 is a fully updated version of Coda 1, but built on the same principle. After running the application, the user opens the workspace. The main screen displays all projects. You can create groups from your projects, just drag one project to another.

To add a new project, click + in the lower left corner. In the window that appears, you enter data to connect to the server.

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Now you can select the new project and start working with it. After opening the project, you will see a list of files on your server. Select the file you want to work with or create a new one. Coda 2 supports many current languages, environments and platforms, including HTML, CSS, PHP, JavaScript, ASP.NET, XML, SQL and so on.

Particular attention should be paid to the interface of the program. He became much more comfortable and aesthetic. The top menu received tabs. The first two tabs are static, and the rest are the files you opened. The first tab leads to the main page of the program, the second opens the file manager and FTP.

Coda 2

Working with the code is very convenient. Coda 2, like most editors, supports code highlighting. The most useful feature of the program is that it knows all the containers, most of the functions, parameters and perfectly understands the syntax.

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For example, you start typing “HT”, and the program immediately offers you a full version of “HTML”. Also the program automatically closes containers, quotes, brackets and so on. CSS has a convenient palette of colors. You select a color in the palette, and the program immediately puts its code name. If you have an iPad, you can view your work on the tablet. To do this, put Diet Coda on it, and in Coda 2 click “AirPreview”.

Coda 2

Like any complex professional software, Coda 2 is not cheap, but it costs its money, and any serious developer should pay attention to it.

Coda 2 | | Mac AppStore (2490 rubles)