When programming is not a routine but a leisure
Experienced programmers can write code even in a standard Windows Notepad, but it hardly contributes to their productivity. It is necessary to use a quality code editor to make the code writing process pleasant and easy. We will tell you about such a code editor, namely jEdit.
What is this program?
jEdit for Windows is a powerful editor for open-source programmers. It has many customization and configuration options and the function of expanding for specific tasks. The program supports various programming languages, such as C, C++, C#, Java, Perl, HTML, Python, Pascal, and others. It also supports markup languages, like HTML and CSS.
The graphical interface of the jEdit editor is based on the Swing toolkit with a robust architecture supporting many plugins. The editor is quite comprehensive and can be configured to solve different tasks, even complex ones. The application supports the syntax of various programming languages, and it is possible to add new ones using plugins.
Proprietary language for writing macros and extensible architecture for working with plugins;
Automatic indentation and syntax highlighting option for more than 200 programming languages;
Support for various encodings, including UTF8 and Unicode;
Unlimited undo options;
Markers and marker storage in the text;
Session handling. Saves the content of the clipboard and the status of opened files for later use;
The Kill Ring option remembers previously deleted text automaticаlly;
Splitting the editing window vertically and horizontally;
Assignable hotkeys for any operation;
Search and replace several files. Allows you to combine several sections of different files in one working field and edit them jointly.
jEdit for Windows has many advantages for facilitating the work of programmers, but we should also mention several disadvantages. Namely:
The program does not integrate with GitHub, GitLab, and other version control services;
Some languages are not supported, despite the multilingual interface;
Lack of support for auto-completion functions.
However, the program combines excellent functionality and user-friendliness, contains no restrictions and advertisements, and is distributed free of charge. All these benefits make it a valuable tool on every developer's desktop.
- Simple to use but powerful
- Excellent search and replace feature
- Lots of plugins
- Can be slow on startup
- Spell-checker inconsistent