- Local time
- Sep 24, 2019
Update 17/09/2020: It's out!
Thrilled to finally get my hands dirty with the new Panic Nova beta, the successor to Coda 2.
The next thing you notice is, it is beautiful! There are 4 colour schemes out of the box. Neon is very funky but I went for Palette.
Unlike Coda and more like more modern editors, it takes a window per project approach with a more prominent file browser in the sidebar.
The tabbed interface includes your open files, a more in-depth file browser (both local and remote servers available), and local/remote terminals. It appears to have dropped the MySQL GUI from Coda but this is no great loss.
There is also Git tools baked in but I have yet to play with these.
Projects can be created from local folders or from a huge number of external providers. I assume this is using the very popular Transmit engine under the hood.
Somewhere where Coda 2 was lacking was it's slim extensions library. Particularly when compared to something like VS Code. I really hope that this time will be different! The editor landscape is very different now but I trust Panic know what they are doing.
I am looking forward to trying out the build & deployment tools on my next project.
I don't want to review since it is just a Beta at the moment but I am very excited to see where it goes. I have only just scratched the surface of what it seems capable of.
I think it is polished enough to be my daily driver for now so I can help to identify any bugs or improvements in real world cases but I won't be removing Coda from my dock just yet. 😉
Update 19/02/2020 with some new screenshots!
File editor with preview & terminal