• Kris Barratt, 7 years ago

    I'd say try out "brackets" first as your coding software. Adobe started it and then open sourced it. Great great coding software. Best I've found on windows. Has an awesome live preview.

    2 points
    • Austin PaquetteAustin Paquette, 7 years ago

      Opinion on Atom? Not sure if you've used it at all, but it's been a heaven-send to me at least.

      0 points
    • Jacob JJacob J, 7 years ago

      I agree. I've been using Brackets on windows and mac and am loving it!

      0 points
    • Dana (dmxt)Dana (dmxt), 7 years ago (edited 7 years ago )

      As a person who used to use Brackets live preview, please get http://cmder.net/, then install and setup gulp. Gulp has much, much more superior live preview (https://www.browsersync.io/), it gives you address like localhost:3000 and you can open it in any browsers, any devices[1], it refreshes on file save (even images) and it doesn't break if you open dev tool (unlike Brackets). Gulp also have excellent SCSS compiler plugin, and many other plugins you'll not be able to live without.

      [1] On other device, instead of entering localhost:3000, enter computer's IP address (such as 192.168.1.-, 10.0.0.-, etc) and add :3000 or whatever port it provided you)

      1 point
      • Brian HintonBrian Hinton, 7 years ago

        Now you can just use the bash prompt instead of having to worry about installing commander.

        Seems few realize bash is on Windows now. RoR dev on Windows is like on Linux. Windows also has a big package system just like Homebrew called Chocolatey: https://chocolatey.org/

        0 points