11 Tools to Instantly Code Faster
Twice a month, we revisit or update some of our readers’ favorite posts and sessions from throughout the history of Nettuts+. This tutorial was first published last September. Doesn't the title say it all? There are a wide variety of tools and techniques which can drastically improve the speed at which we code. Particularly during time-sensitive settings, even a savings of a few seconds per iteration can add up substantially over the course of the month. I'll show you eleven of my favorite tools in this article. 1. Combine the power and specificity of CSS selectors with HTML mark-up, and you get Zen Coding. ...convert to: In this last year, the Zen Coding project has gained considerable attention, and has been expanded to support a wide variety of code editors, including Espresso, Vim, Netbeans, TextMate, and Komodo Edit. "Zen Coding is an editor plugin for high-speed HTML, XML, XSL (or any other structured code format) coding and editing. Alternatives Sparkup 2. Alternatives 3. 4. Pro Tip 5.