Coda: Web Development for the Mac

June 10th, 2010 | No Comments »

I’ve been developing web sites since 1997. I started with a Pentium 150 with 32MB RAM running Windows 95. Notepad was the editor of choice and WS-FTP was what we used to upload files to the production server. It was a beastly setup, but exciting times. I moved on through several home-brewed Windows systems and a few product cycles of Allaire’s Homesite and then Macromedia’s Dreamweaver before switching to a Mac in 2006. Since Adobe had bought Macromedia and I used Adobe’s Creative Suite for the rest of my work I ended up using Dreamweaver for a while, reasoning that I owned it and it was “supposed” to be good. It sufficed as a code editor but I found the additional “features” packed into it and the poor interface a real distraction and hindrance to my workflow. I decided to look around for alternatives and found that the developers of the FTP client Transmit, which I use, had developed a web site coding environment called Coda.

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