December 23, 2014
If you do any coding on a Windows PC, then you probably already know about Notepad++.
If you are just entering the world of coding, whether it be HTML, PHP, C, C++, C#, LUA, JAVA, RUBY, and the rest, then you need to at least try Notepad++.
Don’t let the name fool you, this is not your Grandpa’s Windows “Notepad”.
Notepad++ is a source code editor with syntax highlighting among many other functions.
I have been using Notepad++ for a number of years for HTML and PHP web work. I have also used it with the Arduino IDE to make Arduino Sketches. Notepad++ has been in constant development with oodles of buzzers, bells and whistles being added to it over the years.
For my limited needs and usage, I really haven’t scratched the surface of its capabilities. I did find its search and replace function very useful when needing to change every instance of a variable name.
Notepad++ is free and distributed under GNU General Public Licence. There are no crapware toolbars distributed with it.
You can check it out here. http://notepad-plus-plus.org/