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Komodo vs. Coda

At the risk of starting the vim vs. emacs sort of flame war I'm curious what folks think about Komodo IDE vs. Coda for general use. I've been using Komodo for about a year and liking it but faced with two pretty equal prices for upgrading vs moving to Coda I'm starting to look at how I really use Komodo.

The main features I use are the dynamic function lookup and SVN integration. To a lesser extent I use the CVS integration but have generally moved away from this with the tendency to have confusion in the GUI over whether CVS or SVN is being used and some accidental commits etc.

It seems as though Coda has some friendlier features for FTP and managing sites on servers that aren't SVN capable. On the other hand Komodo has better debugging features, though I've often resorted to print_r vs the intricacies of making sure a xdebug environment is up and running. Wherever I am print_r and the devel module work, even when cool debugging environments do not.

So with that said I'm considering buying Coda instead of upgrading Komodo... What are folks' thoughts?

RSS wish list

My new killer application would be TiVo for my RSS feed. Actually there's one part of TiVo that my RSS reader needs - ratings. There are a number of RSS feeds that contain both useful and not-so-useful information. Today it is an all or nothing proposition. The reader either gets all of the feed or none but can not easily say "more like this".

Actually the full ratings system would be great and would allow a newsreader to find "suggestions" ala TiVo. Long before that there could be a great application for RSS feeds of job postings. Suppose I want to see job postings in the Seattle area. I would subscribe to a feed for all jobs in the newspapers in the area. When it comes to postings for drivers or cooks which I lack the skills for simply mark the first few as "thumbs-down". As the system gets trained it learns that I don't want to see ads related to sales positions but sales engineers or sales support postings would be interesting.

This could be done on the reader side or on the server side. Even in middle ware could be developed to handle aggregating the feeds and then disseminating posts along with an added tag line for "thumbs up" and "thumbs down".

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