27. IDEs and Editors

In this part you will:

  • Learn about editors

Topics covered:

  • Many editors

Plone consists of more than 20.000 files! You need a tool to manage that. No development environment is complete without a good editor.

People pick editors themselves. Use whatever you are comfortable and productive with. Here are some of the most used editors in the Plone community:

Some features that most editors have in one form or another are essential when developing with Plone.

  • Find in project (SublimeText 3: cmd + shift + f)

  • Find files in Project (SublimeText 3: cmd + t)

  • Find methods and classes in Project (SublimeText 3: cmd + shift + r)

  • Goto Definition (SublimeText3 with codeintel: alt + click)

  • Powerful search & replace

The capability of performing a full text search through the complete Plone code is invaluable. Thanks to omelette, an SSD and plenty of RAM you can search through the complete Plone code base in 3 seconds.

Note

Some editors and IDEs have to be extended to be fully featured. Here are some packages we recommend when using Sublime Text 3:

  • BracketHighlighter

  • GitGutter

  • FileDiffs

  • SublimeLinter with SublimeLinter-flake8 …

  • INI (syntax for ini-Files)

  • SideBarEnhancements

  • SyncedSideBar

Note

This list of extensions gets out of date quickly, especially for VS Code.