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The next version of Coda won’t be Coda

Panic, maker of fine software like Transmit and Coda, is preparing a major update to its soup-to-nuts web development app, Coda. But there’s a catch:

Yes, the next Coda is so different it won’t even be called Coda.

Frankly, we were worried that developers may have tried Coda in the past, decided it wasn’t for them, and written the app off forever. This new version is so new, it deserves a fresh start.

And then, incredibly, a new Coda arrived on the scene — a reimagined document at coda.io — and we reached an agreement to let them have the name. They’re Coda now. And we’re free to look to the future.

So the next Coda won’t be “Coda”. So what will it be?

The end of an era, but also the beginning of an era! Panic’s software is always excellent, and I expect that this new Coda, by any other name, will smell as sweet. 1


  1. Don’t smell your software. ↩