Five Text Editors For Programmers, Available For Ubuntu 14.04 And Derivatives

Hello Linux Geeksters. In this article I will show you how to install 5 text editors for programmers: Geany, Sublime Text, SciTe, Komodo Edit, Atom, on Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr and derivative systems: Linux Mint 17 Qiana, Pinguy OS 14.04, Elementary OS 0.3 Freya, Deepin 2014, Peppermint Five, LXLE 14.04 and Linux Lite 2.0.

I will order the five text editors alphabetically, because each user has his own reasons for choosing a text editor for his programming.

Atom:

Atom is an open-source, multi-platform text editor developed by GitHub, having a simple and intuitive graphical user interface and a bunch of interesting features for writting: CSS, HTML, JavaScript and other web programming languages. Among others, it has support for macros, auto-completion a split screen feature and it integrates with the file manager.

Five Text Editors For Programmers, Available For Ubuntu 14.04 And Derivatives

Install Atom:

$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:webupd8team/atom
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install atom

Optional, to remove atom, do:

$ sudo apt-get remove atom

Geany:

Geany is an open-source, lightweight IDE (integrated development environment) built in GTK2, being installable on the most popular desktop environments, due to the fact that it does not require many dependencies.

Among others, it has syntax highlighting features, it auto-closes the XML and HTML tags, has support for C, Java, PHP, HTML, Python, Perl, etc, has code folding features, support for symbol name auto-completion and construct completion and code navigation functions.

Five Text Editors For Programmers, Available For Ubuntu 14.04 And Derivatives

 Install Geany:

$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:geany-dev/ppa
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install geany

Optional, to remove geany, do:

$ sudo apt-get remove geany

Komodo Edit:

Komodo Edit is an IDE for coding in various web languages: Python, PHP, Ruby, Perl, HTML, CSS and JavaScript.

Among others, it has support for multiple programming languages, has code auto-complete features, has an open files pane and a projects and places manager and smart snippets.

Five Text Editors For Programmers, Available For Ubuntu 14.04 And Derivatives

Install Komodo Edit:

$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:mystic-mirage/komodo-edit
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install komodo-edit

Optional, to remove komodo-edit, do:

$ sudo apt-get remove komodo-edit

SciTe (Scintilla Text Editor) :

SciTe (Scintilla Text Editor) is an open-source Notepad++ alternative, available for Linux systems, being based on the Scintilla Editor Component, like Notepad++. While Notepad++ has many plugins enabled by default, the same plugins need to be activated by the users, on SciTe.

Five Text Editors For Programmers, Available For Ubuntu 14.04 And Derivatives

Install SciTe (Scintilla Text Editor) :

$ sudo apt-get install scite

Optional, to remove scite, do:

$ sudo apt-get remove scite

Sublime Text 3:

Sublime Text 3 is a lightweight, multi-platform, text editor. It is installable on Ubuntu, Windows and Mac OS X. Sublime Text has a proprietary licence, but the application can also be used for free, without needing to do reverse engineer hacking. Those who want to support the developer’s work can buy Sublime Text for $70.

Five Text Editors For Programmers, Available For Ubuntu 14.04 And Derivatives

Install Sublime Text 3:

$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:webupd8team/sublime-text-3
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install sublime-text-installer

Optional, to remove sublime text, do:

$ sudo apt-get remove sublime-text-installer

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One comment on “Five Text Editors For Programmers, Available For Ubuntu 14.04 And Derivatives
  1. Filip says:

    http://www.lighttable.com/ is another promising open source editor

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