I just took a first and all-too-brief look at Panic’s new Coda application. Coda bears the simple tag line of One Window Web Development, and aims to consolidate a familiar litany of applications used by web developers:
So, we code web sites by hand. And one day, it hit us: our web workflow was wonky. We’d have our text editor open, with Transmit open to save files to the server. We’d be previewing in Safari, running queries in Terminal, using a CSS editor, and reading references on the web. “This could be easier,” we realized. “And much cooler.”
Coda has integrated that familiar workflow into a single app. My quick look included making sure that it could get to my web server using Secure FTP, read files from the site (which it does speedily), editing html and css, and previewing html files. I’m sure it’s got a lot more in store, and I look forward to further explorations.