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jEdit: The Force is Strong with This Programmer's Editor

Dec 27, 2011, 10:12 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Rares Aioanei)

[ Thanks to Lee Schlesinger for this link. ]

"In a recent article I referred to the holy wars in the Linux world without mentioning one of the most common: your preferred text editor. Different people swear by tools such as Vim, Emacs, XEmacs, or gEdit. Even so, if you ever work on developing program code, you should find a lot to like in jEdit, a programmer's editor that offers a nice combination of simplicity, speed, and features.

"The best editor for any particular task is whichever gives you the right tools for the job. jEdit's design allows you to use it as a simple editor, but also use it as an IDE and expand its functionality via plugins so that it becomes exactly what you want it to be for the task or language at hand. jEdit is not, however, an IDE with everything but the Christmas tree, like Eclipse or Microsoft Visual Studio. Rather, it's a compact application for editing code, providing practical tools along with basic IDE features."

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