Is a common activity for geek students like me to have a blog, almost always with similar topics; well, today I decide write a classical topic for geek blogger students: my favorite editor programming; even although I use
VIM in certain times, or
Netbeans in another chances and I’d like to learn Emacs very soon: my favorite editor is Geany, and in the next lines I explain why:
- It has support for many programming languages
- Is really fast
- Is extensible
- Elegant and minimalist: In my point of view, Geany is a hybrid between simple editor and a IDE
In few lines I’ll explain how I configured the Geany appareance, the first step is change the fonts, I am a tipography-friki-lover, when I am writting code I like specially fonts for programmers, actually I am using Envy Code R, if you try this, you can download here.
Configuring the fonts in Geany is easy:
Do you like it?
Changing Execution Mode
The only thing what I dislike in Geany editor is its default execution mode (xterm):
I’d prefer an execution as in Netbeans, or Dr. Python, or SciTE. You can change this option: Edit –> Preferences (Ctrl + Alt + P), then will appear a window, you must choose the tab
Terminal and activate the options:
Execute programas in VTE and
Don't use run script.
Now you’ll have a nice execution in the screen’s bottom:
And, what is your favorite editor: Emacs, VIM, Nano, Kate…?