Using Terminal in Coda 2

Most developers in the WordPress space have their favorite IDE of choice. Ask around and you’re likely to hear people share their favorite editors being:

– PHPStorm
– Sublime Text
– Atom
– Netbeans
– …and so on

And these are all great options. For what it’s worth, I dig the fact that we have choices when it comes to the tools with which we work.

But I’ve been a fan of Coda ever since I moved to Mac. This doesn’t mean it’s not without its shortcomings. For example, I use a third-party application to do debugging but it’s not that big of a deal.

Anyway, one of the things that I’ve noticed with people who opt to use Coda don’t use it to its fullest extent. That is, there are a lot of features I see other developers opt not to use (like the database front-end).

I don’t know if it’s because they don’t know it exists or because old habits die hard. Either way, another example that I rarely see is the terminal in Coda 2.

Quick Tip: Selecting a Line Number in Coda

One thing about the output the PHP CodeSniffer is it tells you the line number where your problem exists. This feature has obvious benefits – it lets you know exactly where you need to jump to fix the problem.

Our projects, though, are usually a wide set of files with a lot of functions and thus a lot of lines of code. If you’re proficient with your IDE, then it’s a trivial task to hop to the file and the line number.

But what if you’ve migrated to a new IDE or you’re not sure of the shortcuts that exist in your current IDE? That is, maybe you know how to click to find the feature, but using shortcuts is so much faster, isn’t it?