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What IDE are you using with Corona?
Started by IndieEnthusiast Sep 19 2018 06:28 AM

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I am interested to know what everyone is using as an IDE for Corona?

You can also mention about text editors such as Sublime or Atom in this thread. However I am more interested to know about full fledged IDE which is working well with Corona. I have played around with IntelliJ but gave up on it. I am currently using Atom, but it is also is unstable at times. I am trying out Zerobrane. I would much appreciate others input in this.


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Rob Miracle

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I'm happy with Sublime Text 3.

 

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I was using Sublime Text 3 until recently but decided to give VS Code a try and I have to say that I'm quite enjoying it at the moment.

Never really used a full fledged IDE.


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I've used several text editors, e.g. Notepad++, Sublime Text 2/3 and Atom, etc. and I've stuck with Atom ever since I first started using it. I did use some IDEs ages ago, but I felt that they were too cumbersome and that they didn't offer anything that I specifically needed that the lighter text editors didn't offer.


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ZeroBrane Studio


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Visual Studio Code for day 2 day work and Zerobrane whenever I really need a debugger.



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I'm using Notepad++ with a few plugins at the moment, but my editor of choice is actually Kate (again with a few plugins), which is part of the KDE project.

My main issue with Notepad++ is that you seem to only be able to open one window at a time, which is a real pain when you want to work in multiple FTP repositories at once. It's parenthesis highlighting doesn't get replicated in the code minimap either which somewhat defeats the point of having a minimap at all in my view.

Kate is tonnes better, basically.
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Are you using a licensed version? I think the licensed version is quite expensive. 

I'm happy with Sublime Text 3.

 

Rob



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Hi schizoid2k,

 

I have started using Zerobrane studio, but getting an underline everytime is quite irritating for example when I write print, it appears as print

 

Is there a setting to disable this feature?

 

ZeroBrane Studio



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@IndieEnthusiast,

 

Settings are located in a lua script and is located under Edit -> Preferences

 

I have modified my environment a bit, but I am definitely not a pro.  Some of my Lua and Corona keywords also have underlines as well, and I would like to know how to remove the lines on keywords.

 

There's a lot of info here, and the author (Paul) used to frequent the Corona forums, and has been very helpful in the past.  There's also a Community page on the ZeroBrane website where you can contact Paul.  I think this would be the best way to resolve this.

 

Hope this helps,

--john


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@IndieEnthusiast,

 

Sublime Text is not free. It's shareware. You can try it before you buy it. However, an $80, one-time fee for a very powerful text editor is by no means expensive. I understand that it seems like a lot of money. 

 

I assume that you plan to eventually produce games and apps that you will get paid for. Don't you want to be paid for your hard work? The creator of Sublime Text would like to be paid for their hard work and if the tools you use to make your apps makes your job easier you should be open to helping make sure those tools continue to improve for you.

 

If you absolutely cannot afford Sublime Text, then consider your other options like Atom.io.

 

Rob


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@Rob

I totally agree $80 is not much considering the time and effort developers put behind their product. I plan to buy sublime text at some point. Thanks for your feedback.



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> I have started using Zerobrane studio, but getting an underline everytime is quite irritating for example when I write print, it appears as print

> Is there a setting to disable this feature?

 

@IndieEnthusiast, yes, as @schizoid2k suggested, this can be configured. The line shows that it's a global variable. You may want to check this answer in the FAQ on how to change or disable it: https://studio.zerobrane.com/doc-faq#what-are-the-dotted-and-dashed-lines-under-variable-names.

 

Let me know if you have any other questions. Paul.



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None. 

 

I edit with Sublime, but I don't enable any Corona specific IDE features.

 

OOPs... just noticed this was a revived old post. 


Edited by roaminggamer, 25 November 2018 - 02:53 PM.


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VS Code.




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