Coda: Fantastic Web Dev App

MCMFriday, April 27, 2007

Panic has done it again! They've released a program called Coda, which doesn't do anything you can't get anywhere else, but it does all sorts of things together in such a way that it makes me want to cry at the exactly-what-I-need-ness of the package.

I do most of my web dev stuff in simple text editors and FTP clients... nothing very special. The biggest problem I have is usually managing the programs in such a way that a quick fix is quickly fixable, and a major project is still safe from accidental bugs. This program keeps the FTP to one side, the editing to another, and includes a library of useful things like PHP functions, so I don't have to be a moron and keep checking PHP.net all the time.

Seriously: if you have a Mac and do web development, give Coda a try. It's the first time I've seen a program accurately reproduce the feeling of "damn, that's so smart" that Apple does so well, but for web work.

Now I have to reconsider giving up my day job...

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