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CodeEdit Overview

A lot of code editors are built using web technology. Making them slow, have high RAM usage, and fall behind. CodeEdit is a macOS native app designed to look and feel like an Apple product. An experience like Xcode, and on top of all that…still lightweight. While Xcode mostly supports projects written for Apple platforms, CodeEdit takes the experience broader, looking to be that VS Code replacement perhaps? The project is currently being built and needs some community support. Head over to their repo and see if you can contribute to their project.

Some key features
  • Code completion
  • Syntax highlighting
  • Terminal
  • Git integration

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CodeEdit for macOS

CodeEdit is a code editor built by the community, for the community, written entirely and unapologetically for macOS. Features include syntax highlighting, code completion, project find and replace, snippets, terminal, task running, debugging, git integration, code review, extensions, and more.

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⚠️ CodeEdit is currently in development and we do not yet offer a download.
We will post a link here when we have an alpha release ready for testing. Until then, we welcome contributors to help bring this project to life.
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Motivation

Developers that use a Mac should be able to use an editor that feels at home on the Mac. Comparable editors are built on Electron. This is a huge limitation because it cannot utilize system resources to their fullest potential.

Electron requires a Chromium instance to run. This can mean massive performance losses and high RAM usage even for small apps built on it. Additionally, the overall code footprint is much larger and animations are slower. More frames are lost and things like window resizing feels laggy. Native apps are smooth as butter and utilize system resources much more efficiently for better performance and reliability. For more information on this, we'll point you to a fantastic article by the nice folks at Remotion.

Xcode offers this great native experience however it mostly supports projects written specifically for Apple platforms. There are many projects not written for Apple platforms that deserve that same macOS-native experience that developers get with Xcode.

This raised the question, what if such an editor existed? We think developers deserve a native experience. This led to the creation of this concept which our project aims to make a reality.

Mission

We think there is room to streamline the developer experience. To gain maximum adoption, CodeEdit should be open source, free to use, and supported by the community.

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We'd like to keep our application light as TextEdit, but provide an experience similar to Xcode. In other words, we'd like to offer developers the power of a full IDE while remaining lightweight.

Our goal is to develop an app that looks and feels like it was designed and developed by Apple and to closely stick to their design standards and development patterns even down to the application icon and naming strategy.

It might sound crazy, but it is our hope that at some point Apple adopts this project or at least feels like they could.

Community

Join our growing community on Discord and GitHub Discussions where we discuss and collaborate on all things CodeEdit. Don't be shy, jump right in and be part of the discussion!

Contributing

Be part of the next revolution in code editing by contributing to the project. This is a community-led effort, so we welcome as many contributors who can help. Read the Contribution Guide for more information.

Contributors

Austin Condiff
Austin Condiff

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Lukas Pistrol
Lukas Pistrol

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Pavel Kasila
Pavel Kasila

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Marco Carnevali
Marco Carnevali

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Wesley De Groot
Wesley De Groot

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Nanashi Li
Nanashi Li

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ninjiacoder
ninjiacoder

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Cihat Gündüz
Cihat Gündüz

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Rehatbir Singh
Rehatbir Singh

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Angelk90
Angelk90

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Stef Kors
Stef Kors

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Chris Akring
Chris Akring

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highjeans
highjeans

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Khan Winter
Khan Winter

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Jason Platts
Jason Platts

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Rob Hughes
Rob Hughes

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Lingxi Li
Lingxi Li

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HZ.Liu
HZ.Liu

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Richard Topchii
Richard Topchii

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Pythonen
Pythonen

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Javier Solorzano
Javier Solorzano

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Cosmin Anghel
Cosmin Anghel

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Shivesh
Shivesh

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Andrey Plotnikov
Andrey Plotnikov

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POPOBE97
POPOBE97

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nrudnyk
nrudnyk

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KaiTheRedNinja
KaiTheRedNinja

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Ben Koska
Ben Koska

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evolify
evolify

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Shibo Tong
Shibo Tong

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Ethan Wong
Ethan Wong

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Gabriel Moreno
Gabriel Moreno

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Sizhe Zhao
Sizhe Zhao

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Matthijs Eikelenboom
Matthijs Eikelenboom

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Muhammed Mahmood
Muhammed Mahmood

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Muescha
Muescha

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Alex Sinelnikov
Alex Sinelnikov

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Heewon Cho
Heewon Cho

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Matt Kiazyk
Matt Kiazyk

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DingoBits
DingoBits

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Shoto Kobayashi
Shoto Kobayashi

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Aaryan Kothari
Aaryan Kothari

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Kyle
Kyle

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Sponsors

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Backers

Support CodeEdit's development by becoming a backer.

Thanks to all of our other backers

@ivanvorobei @albertorestifo @rkusa @cadenkriese @petrjahoda @allejo @frousselet @wkillerud

License

Licensed under the MIT license.

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