Brackets Code Editor has many powerful features. Some of the most notable ones are:
- Inline Editors – Instead of jumping between file tabs, Brackets lets you open a window into the code you care about most. Want to work on the CSS that applies to a specific ID? Put your mouse cursor on that ID, push Command / Ctrl+E and Brackets will show you all the CSS selectors with that ID in an inline window so you can work on your code side-by-side without any popups.
- Live Preview – Get a real-time connection to your browser. Make changes to CSS and HTML and you’ll instantly see those changes on screen. Also see where your CSS selector is being applied in the browser by simply putting your cursor on it. It’s the power of a code editor with the convenience of in-browser dev tools.
- Preprocessor Support – Work with preprocessors in a whole new way. We know how important preprocessors are to your workflow. That’s why we want to make Brackets the best code editor for preprocessors out there. With Brackets you can use Quick Edit and Live Highlight with your LESS and SCSS files which will make working with them easier than ever.
Install Brackets 1.8 on Ubuntu
Brackets 1.8 is available in the WebUpd8 Brackets PPA. it brings the following changes:
- Update shell node version to 6.3.1
- Cut, Copy and Paste operations are now available in the context menu
- Code-folding has now been enabled for blocks and helpers in handlebar template files
- Brackets 1.8 now supports ‘ARIA’ attributes for html attribute code hints
Brackets 1.8 Code Editor can be installed on Ubuntu 16.10, Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 15.04, Ubuntu 15.04, Ubuntu 14.10, Ubuntu 14.04 and Linux Mint, via the following commands:
$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:webupd8team/brackets
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install brackets
Once installed, open Brackets via Ubuntu Dash or Menu. By default, Brackets opens a folder containing some simple “Getting Started” content.