The other four tools — Alpha Anywhere, Komodo Edit, Notepad++, and TextMate — don't rank with the above group, and I didn't give them full evaluations. Still, they're worth knowing about, so I've included them in the discussion.
Which should you pick? I have to give you the consultant's answer: It depends on what you need, like, and can afford.
If you want a flexible, powerful, extensible, and lightning-fast programming text editor, look no further than Sublime Text. For bonus points, it's also cross-platform. And while Sublime Text is definitely not an IDE, it can be beefed up using plug-ins to take on some of the features of an IDE.
For integrated development that goes further afield, consider Visual Studio 2013, NetBeans, or Komodo IDE.
NetBeans is a quite capable and complete IDE, and version 7.4 adds welcome support for Android and iOS mobile Web development based on Cordova/PhoneGap. On the downside, it can be frustratingly slow, especially at startup.
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