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    SitePoint Enthusiast jaked409's Avatar
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    Efficient Mac web design/development setup?

    I just recently got a Mac. I'm currently running TextMate, and I think it's amazing. However, the lack of FTP integration is a GIANT hole in my opinion.

    I also tried Coda, and it's the exact opposite; I find the editor to be so-so, but I am in love with the FTP integration.

    In the end, the editor definitely wins out for me, so TextMate it is, along with CyberDuck. However, I definitely feel the downside of my choice when I need to do frequent FTP transfer in a project (thankfully most of them don't require this, but some do).

    What setup are you fellow Mac-users running? Any ideas for improving my FTP efficiency?
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    SitePoint Addict jpease's Avatar
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    Well if I was doing PHP development, I would be testing locally and only use FTP to push to the server once the new code was ready to be deployed. So I normally FTP in one swift move. Personally I use Transmit for that.

    When developing in Ruby on Rails I use SVN & Capistrano to manage my code & deploy.

    If you are looking for full integration, I believe Dreamweaver and Aptana (free OSS) offer that as an option.

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    Personally, FTP integration isn't something I demand from a text editor. I've always viewed it as a separate function and quite happily use Transmit for FTP alongside TextMate.

    BBEdit has integrated FTP functionality, and that's a great, proven editor itself. There's a cut-down free version of BBEdit, TextWrangler, which I think also includes the built-in FTP functionality.

    FTP functionality aside, another app I use regularly and would recommend checking out, is CSSEdit. Not for it's WYSIWYG interface, but for the excellent syntax highlighting/editing and its value in debugging live stylesheets.

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    The best thing I ever did was install MAMP for MacOSX. (search google)

    I use Transmit for FTP but admit I like that Dreamweaver does publishing.


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