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What Is Your Favorite IDE For Web Development?

Hey web developers, this post is for you. What is your favorite IDE for web development? It doesn’t matter if you work on Mac, Windows or Linux or if that IDE is free or not. Why do you like it? Is it for the plugins, the ease of use or the popularity?

Below is our list of favorite IDE software, where the most loved one is Coda.

Aptana (Mac, Windows, Linux)

Aptana is well known IDE among the programmer and developer. Beside the usual features you can also add plugins , which makes Aptana a must have tools for developers.

Coda (Mac)

Coda is one of the most popular webdev tool for Mac. It has a lot of functions and if you combine them with the available plugins, you get an awesome tool. As they say: Text editor + file transfer + svn + CSS + Terminal + Books + More = Whoah.


Qt Creator (Mac, Windows, Linux)

Qt Creator is a cross-platform integrated development environment (IDE) tailored to the needs of Qt developers.

NetBeans(Mac, Windows, Linux)

A free, open-source Integrated Development Environment for software developers. You get all the tools you need to create professional desktop, enterprise, web, and mobile applications with the Java platform, as well as C/C++, PHP, JavaScript, Groovy, and Ruby.

Eclipse (Mac, Windows, Linux)

Eclipse is an open source community whose projects are focused on building an extensible development platform, runtimes and application frameworks for building, deploying and managing software across the entire software lifecycle.

Adobe Dreamweaver CS5(Mac, Windows)

Adobe Dreamweaver CS5 software empowers designers and developers to build standards-based websites with confidence. Design visually or directly in code, develop pages with content management systems, and accurately test browser compatibility thanks to integration with Adobe BrowserLab, a new Adobe CS Live online service.


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