Bare Bones Software (www.barebones.com) has released BBEdit 11.6, an update to its text and code editor. It’s the first professional text editor to introduce built-in support for Kite, an “artificial pair programmer” that assesses code as one edits. Kite (https://kite.com/) provides advanced code completion, error correction, and contextual documentation for library and API [application programming interface] calls.
In addition, BBEdit 11.6 introduces more than 100 changes across multiple functional areas of the application, including new features, refinements and fixes to specific reported issues. Beyond overall look-and-feel improvements, the new version integrates more closely with Unix-based tool workflows via a new command-line tool for interpreting Unix script output, the Find Differences command offers new text comparison options, and new “.gitignore” recognition improves efficiency for customers who use Git as part of their everyday workflow.
BBEdit 11.6 also introduces a new evaluation model in which the full,complete feature set is available for the first 30 days of use. At the end of the 30-day evaluation period, the feature set changes to include BBEdit’s editing capabilities, but not its web authoring tools or other exclusive features. BBEdit’s exclusive
features may be re-enabled at any time with a purchased license.
BBEdit 11.6 requires Mac OS X 10.9.5 or later. It’s a free update to all BBEdit 11 customers. For new users, BBEdit has a suggested retail price of $49.99. Special upgrade pricing is available to owners of BBEdit 10 for $29.99, and to owners of BBEdit 9 or earlier for US$39.99. New licenses and upgrade licenses, as well as a demo version, are available directly from the Bare Bones Software website.