Archive for April 23, 2007

Monday, April 23, 2007

Coda 1.0

Panic has an annoying habit of developing excellent software that just isn’t for me (though I happily used Audion until iTunes came along). Coda looks great, and I imagine that for many people it’s exactly what they want. But there’s just zero chance that I’d use it. I like BBEdit, rsync, Terminal, Safari, Interarchy, Subversion, and my homegrown templating language and tools. I did, however, spend about ten minutes playing around with Coda. That was long enough to see that there’s much to like in its design. And it’s probably longer than I’ve spent in Xcode in the last couple weeks. IDEs bring me nothing but frustration.