I am not a power user of either. These are just the reasons I hop between the two as my favorites on Ubuntu. If Dreamweaver were on Linux and could properly color code my Python and other files & languages, I’d use that for everything.
I hate the code hints and autocomplete in all of them. I don’t understand why anyone would like that feature. It always screws me up and wastes my time.
I’m sure that some of these things could be fixed or changed if I took the time to play around but, dude, I’m trying to learn and build a portfolio and get out of my cubicle, I don’t have time for, you know, reading the documentation and stuff–I have things to learn and code to crank out. Maybe I shouldn’t write that publicly.
- Remembers the folders I added from last session
- Settings GUI (not a file)
- Freezes and/or crashes on both Linux and Mac OS
- Frequently says it closed “unexpectedly” when I quit
- I have to “toggle soft wrap” every time I open a file
Sublime Text 2
- Beautiful color coding
- Never crashes or freezes
- Makes me feel guilty for not paying
- Doesn’t remember folders
- Opens folders in new window (personal pref, I guess, but I hate it)
- I have to “word wrap” every time I open a file
- Opens the same random file from five years ago every time I launch
- I don’t like settings files (fine, take away my Geek Card)
- Super quick and easy source formatting
- Super quick and easy and powerful Find and Replace
- The Files & Sites panes
- That new “live” view
- Oh my gosh, just … everything it does so well
- Site Manager is easy & awesome
- It’s one of the five or six reasons I’m an ACE … nope, wait … in this case, I’m (really showing my age here and) a Macromedia Certified Developer and Macromedia Certified Instructor
- Doesn’t color code or seem aware of all languages & stuff I use
- The FTP has been spotty for years. After an upload or maybe two, it stops working and I have to restart. Seriously, it’s done that for years now.