For a productive development process, every web designer/developer needs tools that are functional and make you feel comfortable.
An IDE (integrated development environment) is possibly the most frequently used tool as it is your touch to the code whether you're building something from scratch or applying just a small update.
And, you don't have to use only a single IDE, maybe something complicated with a debugger, built-in FTP, etc. as the main code editor and something simpler for quickly making updates + viewing source codes.
Here are 16 free IDEs for designers/developers that are used widely and proven to be stable:
It has a "code assist" feature where you can find out details about functions, elements, etc.
You can stay synchronized with the server via FTP, SFTP and control your code with the help of an integrated debugger.
There are many other features that will ease the development process including Git integration or a built-in terminal.
It has syntax coloring, folding, background syntax checking, auto-complete and calltips.
There are lots of extensions created by the community that will help you customize it more.
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