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YANR (Yet Another Notepad Replacement)


August 24, 2005 08:59 AM PST

I've been using my old pal Notepad2 as a notepad replacement for quick and dirty code and file editing. Ok not as quick and dirty as using VI, but hey I currently live full time in a Windows world. I was surfing around a few days ago and found another light weight notepad replacement that might just win me over: Notepad++. This one is based on the same editing enging, Scintilla as Notepad2. It also has nearly the same feature set, color syntax highlighting (popular prog languages as well has xml, html blah blah blah), regex search, bookmarks, zoom and is about the same size. Why then would I switch you ask? Well Notepad++ seems to be a more active project and it does Tabs! I like tabs. It will also split screen so I can work on two files at once, or two parts of the same file. I do that often in my full blown editors. I'm going to give it a week or so to see how I like it before making the switch.

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Free Online Technical Books


January 10, 2005 02:46 PM PST

I just rediscovered TechBooksForFree. They have a pretty good selection of free online technical books including Eugene Blanchard's Introduction to Data Communications. As with many free resources, mileage may vary.
I'm always amazed by just how much web related information discover and then delete from memory.

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December 23, 2004 06:46 PM PST

Yeah I know there are a zillion notepad replacements, but I've really found this one handly lately: Notepad2. It is lightweight, does color syntax highlighting for many formats including xml, has regular expressions, bookmarks and a bunch of other cool stuff. And yes Paul, it remembers its window position and size between runs.

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C Programming Best Practices


November 26, 2004 03:56 PM PST

Java, C# and C++ are cool and all, but some still make their living writing code in C. For those that do, check out this IBM article on 'C' best practices.
C Best Practices

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