Ubuntu Demon\’s blog

June 4, 2007


Filed under: Uncategorized — ubuntudemon @ 6:37 am

Up to now I’ve primarily used nano and gedit as my editor of choice. But now I’ve tried Geany thanks to a few people who have blogged about it. It’s a fast and lightweight editor with some nice features such as :

  • syntax highlighting
  • code folding
  • code completion
  • auto completion of often used constructs like if, for and while
  • auto completion of XML and HTML tags
  • call tips
  • many supported filetypes like C, Java, PHP, HTML, Python, Perl, Pascal (full list)
  • symbol lists


  1. Vim, Vim, Vim!!!!


    Comment by Armin Ronacher — June 4, 2007 @ 8:02 am

  2. Looks a lot like Kate, I’ll check it out one of these days.

    Comment by Olli — June 4, 2007 @ 9:15 am

  3. you’re kidding, right?

    this is not meant as a flame.

    I suggest you invest the time to learn either vim or emacs.

    Trust me, after you make the switch, you will look back on your geany days, and especially your nano and gedit days, and wish you had switched years earlier.

    Comment by astrophoenix — June 10, 2007 @ 9:05 pm

  4. astrophoenix, they both suck you nerd, get over it…. geany = the best GUI editor ever!!1

    Comment by maddog39 — June 12, 2007 @ 11:31 pm

  5. […] vim or vi and feel very strong about it. Personally I’ve been using nano and gedit until I discovered Geany this week. If you have been using windows I would personally recommend you to start with […]

    Pingback by Learning resources for Python « Ubuntu Demon’s blog — June 13, 2007 @ 9:31 pm

  6. Geany is great… just installed and is great for the PHP development I do.

    I use both VIM and EMACS when I’m in console or ssh’ed into one of our remote servers.

    But Geany will be replacing my ECLIPSE for my local-box development.

    Comment by Christopher Brunsdon — July 30, 2007 @ 8:49 pm

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