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Discussion on: I spent 48 Hours coding in Nova and forgot about VS Code

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Heiko Kanzler 🇪🇺

It's a an old topic, but let me add my two cents.

I am (was) a long time Panic customer and to be honest, they lack in updating their apps. I had Coda from day one, they stopped doing it without further notice some years ago. Transmit is update perhaps once a year, if not every two years (it feels like this).

Happy to pay for a decent application (as I do for IntelliJ and Sublime, for example), but knowing about their release cycles and having some devent (more powerful) alternatives, doesn't work for me ... not even talking about a subscription.

Out of curiousity: are you still using nova?

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Stephen Belovarich Author • Edited on

Took a year to respond, but here it is! I am, for the most part still using Nova. There are times I switch back to VS Code to use the diff tooling during gross merges or possibly the Jest extension which is much better, but that is about it. I prefer Nova for coding. Fonts render much better in Nova, the performance of the editor is stellar. If Nova incorporates a similar inline diff I will be much more inclined to use Nova all the time. Nova is updated fairly frequently. Panic fixed at least one bug I reported. When I have more time I plan on contributing some missing extension(s), but for now I'm quite happy with Nova.

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Heiko Kanzler 🇪🇺

Better late than never :-) I bought Coda a year ago and used it for a couple of projects (mostly PHP). The performance is good, but at the end, for me it's not really a replacement for VSCode or IntelliJ.