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What is Brackets?

With focused visual tools and preprocessor support, Brackets is a modern text editor that makes it easy to design in the browser. Try Creative Cloud Extract (preview) for Brackets for an easy way to get clean, minimal CSS straight from a PSD with no generated code.

What is Emacs?

GNU Emacs is an extensible, customizable text editor—and more. At its core is an interpreter for Emacs Lisp, a dialect of the Lisp programming language with extensions to support text editing.

What is Vim?

Vim is an advanced text editor that seeks to provide the power of the de-facto Unix editor 'Vi', with a more complete feature set. Vim is a highly configurable text editor built to enable efficient text editing. It is an improved version of the vi editor distributed with most UNIX systems. Vim is distributed free as charityware.
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      What are some alternatives to Brackets, Emacs, and Vim?
      At GitHub, we're building the text editor we've always wanted. A tool you can customize to do anything, but also use productively on the first day without ever touching a config file. Atom is modern, approachable, and hackable to the core. We can't wait to see what you build with it.
      Visual Studio Code
      Build and debug modern web and cloud applications. Code is free and available on your favorite platform - Linux, Mac OSX, and Windows.
      Sublime Text
      Sublime Text is available for OS X, Windows and Linux. One license is all you need to use Sublime Text on every computer you own, no matter what operating system it uses. Sublime Text uses a custom UI toolkit, optimized for speed and beauty, while taking advantage of native functionality on each platform.
      Notepad++ is a free (as in "free speech" and also as in "free beer") source code editor and Notepad replacement that supports several languages. Running in the MS Windows environment, its use is governed by GPL License.
      CodeMirror is a JavaScript component that provides a code editor in the browser. When a mode is available for the language you are coding in, it will color your code, and optionally help with indentation.
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      Kang Hyeon Ku uses VimVim

      cli 환경에 익숙 해지지 위해 리눅스를 자주 쓰려고 했는데, 많이들 추천 하는 에디터가 vim 이 였다. 맨 처음에는 불편했는데, 플러그인 다는 재미가 솔솔 했다. 결국 플러그인도 많이 안쓰게 되더라...vim 자체를 잘 안쓰게 되는 거 일지도, 항상 잘하고 싶지만 잘 안쓰게 되는 에디터 인것 같다.

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      papaver uses VimVim

      my go to editor for all things. been a vimer for over a decade now. this is where all the magic happens. still so much to learn, the most amazing tool i use.

      Avatar of Wing Tang Wong
      Wing Tang Wong uses VimVim

      Vim lets me edit the Markdown content of the Hugo powered site with ease. The low bandwidth needs means I can remote in and get changes updated without issues.

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      Darren Buse uses VimVim

      Tool a while to get used to but one of the best things I have learnt recently, great training from Drew Neil over at VimCasts.

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      SmartLogic uses VimVim

      Our developers use Vim, which is great for remote pair programming. We even have a server—Bruizer—set up to host shared terminal sessions.

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      Yoandy Rodriguez uses EmacsEmacs

      Emacs is my text editor/frontend to git/ blog editor/ filesystem explorer/ tool for editing remote files.

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      Ademir Nuno uses BracketsBrackets

      Rapid small editions on code and markdown texts. Greate for simple projects with not so many files.

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      Mathias Vonende uses EmacsEmacs

      'The' editor for erlang/otp-systems, integrates niceley with git.

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      Thyago Rafael uses BracketsBrackets

      Used to code PSD > HTML. Used as a replacement for Photoshop.

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      Ismael Arenzana uses EmacsEmacs

      Editor of choice. Vi fanboys please don't comment.

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      Tim De Lange uses BracketsBrackets

      Used for rapidly creating html mockups.

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      WorldGaming uses BracketsBrackets

      Front end and NodeJS development.

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      Jonas Funcke uses BracketsBrackets


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