9. Aug 2019 |

My first IDE was Atom

I used to code by using Notepad++, FileZilla and WordPress’ built in editor.  For years. After blowing up one of my sites twice(!) after the failure of built in editor I understood I is not supposed to be so.

Then I did some research and found free Atom. Since then I had only seen it on pictures on agency websites. Took some time for beginner like myself to understand how it works but I love it. It saves so much time and is very much forgiving if I make mistakes.

To get it work through FTP to develop websites you that are hosted on your server you need to install package named Remote FTP, configure the file correctly (instructions are behind the link) and you are ready to go.

For every FTP connection you need separate “folder” where all the files are kept in your computer. If you need to connect no new ftp go File → Open folder (and open just folder).

If you have any questions then there is plenty of information (also about bugs) in Google.

3. Aug 2019 |

How to open terminal in Windows 10

Win+R → write “powershell” without quotation marks → and terminal opens.

Very good instructions are here for Zone.ee server users on how to get to your shared hosting through SSH. For beginners this is super useful.

Ubuntu terminal on Windows 10

It is also possible to use Ubuntu terminal on Windows 10. You can download it from Microsoft Store, for example here. But, before you can install it you have to set your Windows settings to developer mode.

If you do not do this then simply does not work. Maybe there was something in addition to that but at this point I do not remember 🙂 But it took few hours to figure out why does the Microsoft Store installation fails.