In last article we have discussed about Top 7 Front-End Development Tools. Today we are going to discuss about HTML and XML editors for Linux and Unix.There are several different html and xml editors. This list includes not only the top code-editors but we also highlight some in-demand styling frameworks and scripting technologies.
HTML and XML Editors for Linux and Unix
Komodo Edit and Komodo IDE
Komodo Edit and Komodo IDE are two different editors.
Komodo Edit is a simple and powerful editor. Like most of html and xml editors, it is basically XML editor and also it provides several features for HTML and CSS. But it only support basic functionality needed.
Beside that, for advance functionality such as, unit testing, debugging, code profiling etc Komodo IDE is the best tool because it supports languages like Ruby, Rail, PHP and many others. Moreover, if you want to develop ajax based application then check this IDE out.
Aptana Studio 3
Above all, screem provide an environment for web development. Although it is a web page editor but XML editor too. You can access quickly to commonly used features that increases the productivity of your project. Moreover, screem does not support WYSIWYG display of pages. But a raw html source will display on screen.
Bluefish is an advanced text editor. Therefore, it provides a lot of tools for programming. Furthermore, bluefish supports HTML, CSS, XHTML, XML, PHP, C, C++ and many others. Most noteworthy, it is a multi-platform and available for windows, Linux, Solaris, OS X, and Windows. Even more, bluefish has been translated into 17 languages. Features that bluefish offers are code-sensitive spell check. Beside that, after 2.2.8 version, the SASS style language has been added.
Notepad ++ is a free source. Same like most of html and xml editors, it supports variety of languages. Notepad ++ is available for MS windows only. It requires few space in PC and does not need fast processors also easy to use. Furthermore, XML errors can be checked out quickly by using a plugin.
Almost Every linux system use emacs text editor. By using emacs you can load shared/dynamic modules, means it allows multiple client to attach to same instance of emacs. Most Importantly, it provides enhanced network security. Over 2,000 built in commands supported by emacs. Beside that, features of emacs are XML support, scripting languages support and also built-in validator. Also emacs has debugger and project planner.
Oxygen XML Editor
Oxygen XML editor has ton of features for XML related document. It is multi-platform therefore, can run in Windows, mac OS X, and Linux. Moreover a version is available to run as Eclipse plugin. You can also validate XML document by using this editor. The issue is that, it does not support web designing. This editor supports several other frameworks. Finally, if you are doing work in XML then this editor is best which can create, edit, and publish XML document.
Editix is a XML editor which is useful for XML, XSLT, XQUERY and Visual Schema. You can also write XHTML document. Error handling is very easy in this editor as it has realtime XPath location. Moreover, it has default templates with XML, DTD, XHTML and several others. Even more editix allows you to drag n drop the nodes and print diagrams or text as well.
If you want a universal editor unlike several other html and xml editors, then you should install geany. For any platform you only need to have GTK libraries. It is very lightweight that uses Scintilla other than GTK. Geany support several programming languages, Almost every single language you ever know. Debugging of code is very easy in geany. You can see all compiler messages at the bottom of window.