Coda

Version: 2.0 || Release Date: 2012-05-24 || License: Shareware ($99) Developer: Panic | App Owner: kris33

So, we code web sites by hand. And one day, it hit us: our web workflow was wonky. We’d have our text editor open, with Transmit open to save files to the server. We’d be previewing in Safari, running queries in Terminal, using a CSS editor, and reading references on the web. “This could be easier,” we realized. “And much cooler.”

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Version 2 will probably be wonderful, but currently Coda just lacks too many basic features to be a genuine replacement for TextMate. The interface is gorgeous, and its local/remote file management is a delight, but the lack of a proper site-wide find/replace kills it for me.

For now I'll carry on with TextMate and Transmit, but I'll look back in on Coda when the next major revision drops.

Coda is aimed at the Pro web development market, who is going to do all their code by hand. $79 is a bargain for all you get with Coda, and is quite reasonably priced for a tool of this caliber. I use it every day, and it makes building websites a much cleaner process.

Using Coda is an absolute treat.

Besides being very nice to look at, it has just the right amount of features to be incredibly useful without being bloated. I think the price is definitely worth it...but then I do use the program everyday.

Too expensive, but good for pro web developers

A bit on the expensive side... but as with most things you get what you pay for. I can't wait to see this a few versions down the line.

Panic have never let people down with their apps, I can't see this one being any different.

certainly wish it was cheaper!

At last, syntax colouring for ASP. Nice one.

This is an awesome program for anybody who codes websites by hand, especially php. I used to use Textmate and Terminal(another Panic app) to do my work, but Coda has streamlined all this into one sleek program.

The guys at Coda were good enough to get back to me within a couple of days and let me know the "publish" feature preserves the original directory hierarchy, while the "upload" feature always uploads to root. So it's an education issue rather than a bug or design fault, though arguably this is not intuitive... perhaps the options should be "upload" and "upload to root".

I agree completely about the odd behaviour of uploading all files to root. I just sent the following to Panic, in fact:

I noticed today that Coda 1.0.2 doesn't upload files to the right location on a site under a particular circumstance.

Please firstly look at the attached screenshot and see how I have selected the files to be uploaded.

http://danwarne.com/coda.png

Note that I have not selected the "wp-content" folder because I do not want it to be replaced on the destination site. However, I have selected some files within it that I do want uploaded into the folder that's already on the destination host.

Because Coda is an IDE of sorts, I would expect it to be able to handle selective uploading of files within a directory structure.

However, when I did this upload, the files I'd selected from within the "wp-content" folder were uploaded to the root of the site along with all the other files.

It'd be great if this logic could be improved in the next patch release.

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