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    Mac users who use coda?

    http://www.panic.com/coda/ for those who don't know what it is.

    I am looking into purchasing a new laptop, light-gaming, portable development (school, travel, etc).

    Is coda worth getting a mac book for? I don't want to hear from pc users, i am a pc user myself, and know there are tools out there, but the user-interface and the videos I have watched for coda make me very interested.

    So, any coda users want to tell me more about it? Which mac book have you used it on (if any?).

    Also, wasn't sure where to post this, its not programming discussion, more than less computers and peripherals, making me decide if i want to grab a mac for my next laptop or not.

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    I love Coda.. great app in my opinion. I've got a unibody MacBook.

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    Coda is the main tool that I use. IMO it is probably one of the best code editors for the mac. Espresso is a close second. I wouldn't buy a mac just to run one program, but it is really nice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KmacK View Post
    Coda is the main tool that I use. IMO it is probably one of the best code editors for the mac. Espresso is a close second. I wouldn't buy a mac just to run one program, but it is really nice.
    not the only reason, i'm going to school for IT and wouldn't mind playing with a mac as well. And I hear mac books are pretty much the best for portability, and very light weight and awesome battery lifetime, a netbook isn't enough.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cselzer View Post
    not the only reason, i'm going to school for IT and wouldn't mind playing with a mac as well. And I hear mac books are pretty much the best for portability, and very light weight and awesome battery lifetime, a netbook isn't enough.
    I would say the macbook would be a good fit for you then.
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    I simply could not survive the wordpress and other CMS integrations without Coda.
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    Coda is nice, but didn't take the cake for me verses TextMate.

    The Transmit integration looks nice tho, but pointless for me since I am usually using git in Terminal.

    Definitely can't go wrong with a MB.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Adam-AEC View Post
    Coda is nice, but didn't take the cake for me verses TextMate.
    I love TextMate, there is just something about it I can't break and use Coda 100%. I keep going back and forth.

    Its really sad when I have to code on a PC because there is nothing like them on the PC side.
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    Coda isn't that great. When you load in a large file the syntax highlighter just about makes the app crash, or does. It's good for those who don't know much about SVN and require using it.

    Otherwise Aptana studio is way better, I often use TextMate as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ramprage View Post
    Coda isn't that great. When you load in a large file the syntax highlighter just about makes the app crash, or does. It's good for those who don't know much about SVN and require using it.

    Otherwise Aptana studio is way better, I often use TextMate as well.
    How large of a file are you talking about? I've actually never had Coda crash and I have loaded some really large files.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ramprage View Post
    Coda isn't that great. When you load in a large file the syntax highlighter just about makes the app crash, or does. It's good for those who don't know much about SVN and require using it.

    Otherwise Aptana studio is way better, I often use TextMate as well.
    I wouldn't be using svn, i use git. How big of files are you talking?

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    I have Coda. I use TextMate.

    I understand Panic tried to license the TextMate engine for use in Coda... if they could've pulled that off it would be a no-brainer.

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    Another question, do you think the 15 inch screen is good enough for web development while on the road, hotel, etc? Mainly using coda/textmate (most likely going to just buy both, or at least trial both before i make a purchase) or should i go the whole 9 yards and get a 17 inch mac book pro?

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    That's personal preference. Personally though, a 17" laptop is not portable enough for me.. far too bulky. If it were me, I'd go for the 15".

    Actually, I went with the 13" with an external monitor.. but that wasn't part of the original question!

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    I find the 13" screen sufficient for every day use.

    Like others have stated, if you plan on carrying it a lot, weight will play a huge factor, even a pound or two. I carry my 13" with me almost everywhere, where as a larger 17" would probably get left behind.

    Don't forget that Macbook's work great in clamshell mode, so you can connect it to a monitor/keyboard/mouse and use it as a desktop.

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    greatly appreciate all of the replies. I'm most likely going to get a 13 inch mac book pro with the ram upgrade (I read apple voids warranty if you upgrade the ram yourself). Is the time capsule worth it?

    http://store.apple.com/us/product/MB...mco=Nzk5MTE5NQ

    Let me make this is a exact question.

    Say I have a mac book pro, a time capsule and they are connected. I use the mac book remote, can it be setup to use the storage on the time capsule? So i can store movies on the time capsule (rip my dvd collection and put it on there, and watch movies while im down at school, and don't have to get up to switch movies out)

    This isn't something i originally asked, but watching quite a few youtube videos about the mac, i am very interested, because it's pretty cool.

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    No, ram is the one thing you CAN upgrade without voiding the warranty. Apple even gives you instructions on how to do it

    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1270

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bluesplinter View Post
    No, ram is the one thing you CAN upgrade without voiding the warranty. Apple even gives you instructions on how to do it

    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1270
    well that's a huge plus, i read that they would void warranty if they did that in a couple blogs, glad to see that policy has changed.

    Grabbing a mac tonight

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    I love my macbook its been 4 years now since i got it. Not one issue.

    I have coda, rarely use it. I mainly stick with bbedit or hyperedit
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    Got my mac tonight, went to a retail store.. 2 hour drive for the closest one, from where i live. I have been playing with it for the last 3 hours or so.. I love it so far, glad i got it.. i thought the 13 inch screen would be extremely small.. but it is perfect for what i will be using it for.

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    I use Coda for all of my coding work, it's one of my favorite apps.
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    I find that using Transmit with Textmate or BBEdit works best for me. I used to use Coda, but the editor was not as feature rich as text mate's, IMO.

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    Both me and Fizzadar use it and we love it. Does a great job

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bluesplinter View Post
    No, ram is the one thing you CAN upgrade without voiding the warranty. Apple even gives you instructions on how to do it

    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1270

    You can upgrade the hard drive as well, on all Macbooks, and all unibody Macbook Pro's.

    Both are considered a user serviceable part, so it does not void the warranty. And it is so worth it to go to a fast 7200 RPM drive, or even better a SSD if you can afford it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Adam-AEC View Post
    I find the 13" screen sufficient for every day use.

    Like others have stated, if you plan on carrying it a lot, weight will play a huge factor, even a pound or two. I carry my 13" with me almost everywhere, where as a larger 17" would probably get left behind.

    Don't forget that Macbook's work great in clamshell mode, so you can connect it to a monitor/keyboard/mouse and use it as a desktop.
    I have always found a 13" screen to be sufficient, as well. Bigger sizes are "nice", but 13" definitely works.

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    Congratulation cselzer on your new MBP 13". I think you will come to appreciate its advantages over the long run.

    For your question about TimeCapsule, I think that you should consider its internal drive for your wireless backup needs (the more space you have available for backup, the farther back in time you can go if you need to restore), and I suggest that you attach to it first a USB hub, to which you can connect a printer, of course, so that you can print wirelessly from your MBP, then as many external drives as you need to offload your movie collection and other space hugging files.

    This is my setup. I also have an older iMac that is hardwired to TimeCapsule. Altogether, it takes less than 2 minutes to setup, and whatever you plug in to it becomes available to your network (wired and wireless). A no brainer.

    For me, and I mention this to help you in case it would be of concern, TimeCapsule allowed me to disconnect the f@#$%$$%??&g (excuse my language) unsecured WiFi functions of my ADSL modem provided by my ISP. No matter how much i fiddled with its settings, I keept getting unsecured ports when I tested my connection. At least now I feel more protected.

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