Why you should change the FONT of your code editor
I recently changed the default font of my code editor and I love it.
I now use Fira Code, which is a monospaced font with programming ligatures.
If you're not familiar with programming ligatures, it essentially groups multiple characters (like
===) into one, and the result is pretty neat.
Check out these two examples for Oracle APEX development.
- Code Editor: Atom
- UI Theme: Atom Dark
- Syntax Theme: Monokai
- Language Addon: language-oracle
- Font Family: Fira Code
- On OS X, download the latest version of Fira Code https://github.com/tonsky/FiraCode/releases
- On OS X, unzip the .ttf files into
- Go to Atom Settings, under Editor
- Set Font Family to
Installation for Fira Code may be slightly different on Windows or on other code editors. For more info, read Fira Code instructions: https://github.com/tonsky/FiraCode
It's not a huge thing, but it makes me appreciate looking at code better.
Try it, you'll see.