Coding in raw galaxy is a pain in the ass and I don't have the time to write an extension of my own. So I'm interested in Galaxy plus plus / Andromeda etc. but I am not sure if they still work in HotS. Can someone give me a little push in the right direction?
You could try using Notepad+ + with the plugin(?) that allows it to recognize Galaxy syntax. I found it works pretty well. Just copy and paste or import your scripts into the map afterward. I personally don't bother with custom galaxy editing languages as more often than not, the author stops supporting it after awhile.
From my own experience its always the best to use the native language instead of extentions.
Extentions mainly suffer from three problems:
- Author getting inactive (This happens very often)
- Performance (All language "features" must be compiled to native code in the end)
Additionally, language extentions might break once Blizzard does specific changes to their language, or features of language extentions get useless once they get a native implementation. All in all a good language extention needs excessive support by the creator. It might be okay to use those for small project, but once you are getting serious about a specific map or project I would never rely on those.