Bluefish is a powerful text editor aimed towards developers with features such as syntax highlighting, indentation, support for projects, auto-completion and more. Considering Linux is saturated with various text editors and integrated development environments ranging from the simplest to the more complex and feature-rich ones, let???s see what Bluefish offers for programmers and not only. bluefish01 First of all, although it can be used to anything from text editing to C development, Bluefish aims towards web development, with extensive support for HTML/CSS and PHP, providing a list of all the HTML tags which can be inserted in the source page, which can be quite useful when you forgot the exact name of the tag. The latest release is Bluefish 2.2.5, released on February 10th, with few minor bug fixes, faster syntax scanning engine, less memory usage for the file browser, improved indentation as well as improved syntax highlighting. Bluefish is written in GTK and has a very fast start-up, as well as a logical designed interface. The interface is pretty common, with a panel to the left for file browsing; a toolbar containing all the HTML/CSS tags for quick inserting; and the status bar which shows line numbers, current column, number of characters in the file, encoding and source file type. Clicking on a tag button will automatically insert both the starting and closing tags, and will set the cursor between them, a very useful in my opinion. Automatically insert starting and closing tags ??? Bluefish includes the new HTML5 tags as well as skeleton structures for tables and such: tags Among many others, Bluefish offers a split-view mode, auto-completion, line numbers, and also the afore-mentioned tags and skeleton structures for elements
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