Why I don't abandoned Dreamweaver completely


#1

There are only TWO reasons why I don’t completely abandon Dreamweaver…

  1. I love the “synchronize” local and remote files (essentially, a file comparison) which allows you to compare the differences in files before putting or getting files.

  2. I love the search & replace functions, that allow you to search open, current, or selected files

Is it possible to do these functions in Atom? If so, I have not found a way.


#2

atom-commander can show you local and remote files side-by-side. It can’t diff them for you, though.

I love the search & replace functions, that allow you to search open, current, or selected files

In the built-in find-and-replace, the bottom text bar allows you to limit the search to specific filenames or wildcard patterns.


#3

Thanks! I’ll have to do some more digging and playing around…I depend so much on local/remote sync sometimes, not sure how I could deal with this…but great info - thank you


#4

If you use one of the available packages to view a remote file in Atom, you can use a package that lets you see differences between pane items. It’s probably not as efficient as Dreamweaver’s feature, though.

This is a feature that wouldn’t be difficult to add to Atom, for someone with the time, inclination, and an intermediate command of JavaScript. I lack the first two, but if you want to lay out the way Dreamweaver’s feature works, maybe it will strike the fancy of someone.


#5

That’s actually not bad - the big advantage DW has is it allows you to use your own comparison 3rd party software. I use Beyond Compare, which IMHO is the best comparison software ever. DW also allows you to compare multiple files…again, opening each one in your 3rd party software. I guess you could say DW lacks the actual comparison software itself.

But diff-pane looks good - I’ll have to check it out - thank you for the info!


#6

If the third-party software has a command-line input, Atom can do that too. That’s how all of the linting and compiling packages work.


#7

I don’t have an answer, but I will say that the search and replace functionality (for HTML) in DW is the only thing I still miss about it. It is amazingly robust and versatile, and though I know it’s just all some sophisticated regex under the covers, I doubt I’ll ever get around to reproducing that myself :disappointed_relieved: