The making of WebCoder 2009 – here we go!

September 23, 2008

Ahh, just writing the title of this blog entry makes me excited :). I have been thinking a lot about WebCoder ever since phpCoder was released, about new features of course, but mostly about the direction that I wanted to take WebCoder. Should WebCoder continue to be the big brother for WebPad.NET and phpCoder, and if so, should it have all of the PHP functions found in phpCoder, to be as all-round as possible? You may think that it's an easy question to answer, but it really isn't. A lot of people are depending on WebCoder, and I'm sure that everyone has different wishes for how the next version should look. That's all great, but since a lot of these wishes will obviously be mutually exclusive, I will have to make a general decision on how to proceed. I have to think long and hard about which features should be implemented in which editors, and each time, they have to fit in with the general direction that I wish to take. Some of you will probably say something like "Don't decide, just make one huge, SuperCoder, that does it all", but it's not that easy. The thing will get bloated, with heavy load times and an interface that is difficult to use.

I believe more in specialized applications, but WebCoder 2007 isn't that specialized. It's pretty good at a bunch of things, and overall a very pleasant editor to work with, if you ask me, but I want to do more with it. WebCoder 2009 should hopefully prove this, with it's very strong focus on being the absolutely best place to work with HTML and CSS. In the upcoming blog posts, I will show you just exactly what I mean by that, and I'm pretty sure that you won't be disappointed.

This was just an introduction. The first part of this "making of WebCoder 2009" series will be posted shortly. Stay tuned! :)

Kasper (TSW) @ 9:37 pm in WebCoder

7 Responses to “The making of WebCoder 2009 – here we go!”

  1. BlackYeLL says:

    Great ! I stay tuned \o/

  2. Kevin Johnson says:

    SO EXCITED~!!!

  3. Petr Šimáněk says:

    This is really good news…

  4. Mr.AxXxE says:

    I’m a big fan and user of Webcoder 2007, so i’m looking forward to the next version.
    I mainly use it for HTML, CSS and ASP coding. So please have the ASP part in mind ;o)

  5. Kasper (TSW) says:

    Thank you for the positive feedback, guys – it’s much appreciated! I have just posted about SiteSync 2.0, but in a couple of days, the first part of the “Making of WebCoder 2009″ series will be posted, and then I’ll try to keep a steady stream of informative posts. Keep the comments coming :)

    Mr. AxXxe, I’m afraid that the ASP support is as good as it will ever get in WebCoder. To me, Classic ASP is a dead technology, which is being phased out and replaced with ASP.NET. This has already been the trend for several years. Obviously WebCoder can be used to edit ASP code, and I won’t change that, but no extended support for ASP will be added, I’m afraid. I wanted to be honest with you on this, so I’m not giving you any false hope. WebCoder 2009 will keep it’s strong focus on HTML and CSS, hopefully with added support for JavaScript, and have some extended PHP functionality as well. I would love to add extended ASP.NET support to that list, but that’s a bit more complicated to get right :)

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