Halloo! Here’s the first preview of my code editor I’ve been working on for a little while “CandyEdit”! At first my main concern was the GUI (hence the name). I was only trying to make it as visually appealing as possible, after a little while I realized I added a whole lot of unnecessary junk and there was little to no functionality. So after rewriting a lot of the application I’ve finally got it working to the point that I’m ready to show you guys some functionality of it!
It’s a code editor very similar to jEdit and TextMate. At the moment it understands 6 programming languages: HTML, CSS, PHP, Ruby, Pearl, and Python; with Lua support almost done!
Don’t let it’s minimalistic interface fool you, it’s packed with features! I’ll be releasing my first demo of the editor once I’ve added run capabilities to the internal terminal (CandyEdit has it’s OWN terminal inside! That way you can run programs right from CandyEdit and see live output!)
It also has a lot of tools to speed up your development! Such as: when editing an HTML document pressing CMD + Enter will insert <br /> tags! Also you can select text and instantly convert it into: h1,h2,h3,em,strong,q,etc! And whatever you selected will automatically be inside the opening <> tags and the closing </> tags greatly speeding up your development time!
Also each language is individually themable! Therefore you can have custom colors assigned to python than PHP. Right now there’s no interface for theming though, you just have to edit a text file. So it’s time to show you guys some screenshots!
Here’s the basic interface with a python file loaded using the default theme “Candy” (the theme isn’t done yet though!)
Here’s another screenshot showing off the window transparency (I had to remove the background blur due to incompatibilities with too many Macs, aswell as performance issues.
Here’s how you change the languages:
Here’s showing you the same file using Ruby (notice how it’s themed differently when I change the languages!)
Now let’s look at an HTML document showing you how you can easily preview your HTML document in a browser!
Upon saving you can also select what language you want to save as!
Just hit CMD+B to preview in a browser!
And there you have it!
I hope to release a demo of the program soon! Follow me on twitter or subscribe to my RSS feed to get the latest updates as soon as I post them!
Thanks for reading!