Announcing UEStudio '13: Never stop improving...
Sweeping performance gains, split second find results, better IntelliTips,
and the usability changes you've asked for!
We've spent several months under the hood, improving speed and performance in several crucial areas. UEStudio '13 loads files much faster and renders Find in Files results in a fraction of the time of previous versions. IntelliTips auto-complete has been improved in several areas. You'll also notice that switching between file tabs feels much more nimble, that undoing in large files is much quicker, and that searching with Perl regex is up to and over 80% faster in some cases.
Check out what else is new below...
New: Find/Replace up to 80% faster... and other performance improvements
While a performance gain of a few seconds may not seem like much, it is very significant for those of us in and out of our editor multiple times each day. File opening, file tab switching, and undo operations are all blazingly faster in v13.00. Performance boosts have been implemented for Perl regex searches with Find, Replace, and Find/Replace in Files - in some cases up to 80% faster! Not convinced? Check out what our beta testers have been saying:
"I applaud the new speed with which a project loads, particularly when it consists of many files."
"There is a marked improvement in handling large files both with and without a temp file!"
Specific areas targeted for performance improvements include:
- Startup speed when reloading files
- Loading/closing large numbers of files at once
- Loading/opening files (with temp files)
- Switching between file tabs
- Perl regular expressions
- Undo in larger files
New: Perl regular expression overhaul - better accuracy, speed, and functionality
Get more out of your regular expression searches in v13.00. We've completely overhauled the Perl regular expression engine in v13.00 to make UEStudio's implementation faster, more accurate, and more robust in functionality. Perl regexes are extremely more effecient in large files, and searching multiple files via Find in Files is much quicker. But perhaps most significant is the quality gains in functionality, with many improvements for advanced search operations such as look-aheads, look-behinds, and more.
New: Copy syntax highlighting as RTF or HTML
Many of you requested the ability to share your source code with others via Word doc, PDF, or webpage. It's now possible with the new "Copy Special" in v13.00! Copy your syntax-highlighted source as RTF (rich text format) for use in rich text editors such as MS Word, Outlook, and more. Or, get plain-text inline-styled HTML code to paste into a webpage or content editor to display in a browser!
New: Automatic syntax highlighting based on shebang and XML declarations
Modifying extensionless scripts from Unix-based systems? No problem! UEStudio will now detect the scripting language based upon the shebang line and apply the appropriate highlighting for Perl, PHP, and Python. Also, XML files that lack the ".xml" extension are automatically highlighted based upon a valid XML declaration at the top of the file. There is no special configuration required to enable this functionality; simply open the file!
New: Drag-and-drop file tab to create new instance
Recent versions of UEStudio introduced the ability to drag and drop files, via their file tabs, from one application instance to another. You asked for the ability to drag and drop files to new instances; v13.00 delivers!
New: Status bar functionality
UEStudio v13.00 includes an optional new status bar with some extremely useful controls! Set the active file's encoding directly from the status bar. Change the active highlighting type with the click of a button. Toggle read-only and insert/overstrike mode.
"LOVE the syntax selector – especially when I’m coding JSPs which have Java and XML mixed."
Users who prefer a basic status bar can still access this by enabling it in the new "Status Bar" configuration item under "Application Layout".
Improved: Workspace Manager
Add a touch of style to your UEStudio workspace with updated file and folder icons in the explorer tab of the Workspace Manager. We've also added the option to show hidden files and folders (accessible in the context menu).
See the full list of changes in UEStudio v13.00