Coding on Windows – Notepad ++

Notepad++ is a code editor software that can also replace your MS Windows Notepad.

From the research I’ve done, it is one of the most used software for programmers working on a Windows machine. The list of features it has is pretty impressive, such as:

  • syntax highlighting for C, C++, PHP, CSS, Java, HTML, XML, Javascript, Python, Perl, Ruby, and several other languages;
  • auto-completion;
  • a plug-in structure with several plug-ins for you to choose from;
  • macro recording and playback;
  • and the list goes on…

You can run Notepad ++ also from your USB drive through Portable Apps.

What about you, what is your favorite coding program? It’d be interested to know and try out a few other options.