Coda 1.6

Lots of new stuff in the latest version of Panic’s “one-window web development” tool, but the biggest, by far, is the new plugin interface. In addition to an API for compiled Cocoa plugins, Coda 1.6 also allows you to build text manipulating plugins from shell script languages like Perl, Python, and Ruby, and includes a very nifty Coda Plugin Creator tool for packaging scripts into the proper bundle format. Much like with TextMate bundles, multiple scripts can be packaged together into a single Coda plugin (and, in fact, Coda supports TextMate-compatible environment variables for metadata such as the current line number and the path to the current file).

Tuesday, 11 November 2008