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I Want To Know About Php Editors
Posted 21 June 2010 - 05:16 AM
There are two kinds of software that you can use to work with PHP source code. There is one class of software which consists of plain text editors that may include features such as syntax highlighting. These are essentially advanced versions of Windows Notepad and for the most part, whatever you can do with Notepad is enhanced by these editors by providing you with productivity features such as the ability to run commands without having to manually perform them separately. Another class of software consists of Integrated Development Environments (IDEs), which provide you with checking for errors while you are writing the program. They might warn you about invalid function names, they can walk you through the program with the debugging support, and they can provide you with auto-completion and help on function calls that you use in your code while you type them. As a beginner, IDEs would be your choice of software but as you become more familiar with the language and the functions that it has to offer, you would probably want to use a text editor for some quick changes.
Posted 21 June 2010 - 10:50 AM
I personally use PHP Designer 7 which is really good
Also you can use Notepad++ or Notepad2 which can highlight PHP code and is very simple to use and install and have good features for editing.
Other alternatives include Netbeans IDE which is able to edit PHP and there is a module for PHP for Eclipse, you can use Eclipse with PHP as an PHP IDE.
Posted 30 October 2010 - 11:25 AM
Edited by jonline, 30 October 2010 - 11:25 AM.
Posted 20 June 2011 - 04:00 PM
Alternatively there is intype text editor. This text editor works on most of the windows version. I have tested it on vista. But not sure if this will work on windows 7. It is released as alpha version so chances are there that they may release paid version soon. It's not actively developed so no idea about the development phase. You can download the alpha release which works for 60 days on some machines and unlimited on old windows versions. So install it on your own risk.
Posted 24 July 2011 - 03:13 AM
JEdit seems to have their port of php IDE but i have no experience with that IDE and not much used at all. I used that IDE for java programming and has not touched it for quite some time. SO not sure if they have some good features for php programming. I prefer not to use eclipse for php programming because it is too heavy resource hungry application and compared to jedit and php designer there is a lot of learning curve with it. So better to stick with php designer if you're serious with php development.
Posted 27 July 2011 - 01:22 PM
The latest dreamweaver suite (CS5 I think) is going to be pretty expensive now I reckon, another reason why I stuck with my licensed MX version, but if you can afford the money I would recommend getting it.
Also, I can't say I have any need for the built-in testing server features or site organisational tools either, but they are there and available if you need them.
Posted 07 February 2012 - 08:04 PM
After doing quite a lot of research online, I decided to go fro aptana studio. It not only has brilliant mechanism to prevent syntax errors but also has a beautiful suggestion criteria. But above all, the thing I like the most about it is that instead of using arrow keys to move forward the automatically created closing tags, I can simply use the "tab" key to jump over. This was a huge time saver for me as I am much more comfortable with pressing tab key than the arrow keys and it does indeed save me a lot of time.
So all those programmers who are still using notepad or notepad++, I would suggest you to shift to some advanced editor like aptana studio. It would definitely save you a lot of time and effort during programming complex codes and structures.
Posted 27 March 2012 - 10:01 AM
Here is a link to it: http://www.codelobst...ss_editing.html
Posted 01 April 2012 - 06:10 AM
In case of paid applications, I think sublime editor which is paid for windows, linux and mac is popping up for quite some time. I think in next few years it will be more popular due to it's features. The interesting feature about the program is that they show a screenshot in parts for the code view in sidebar. Say if you have 2-3 scrolling pages for the code, you can view it in thumbnail screenshot in sidebar and choose to navigate it with mouse.
Sublime text as of now is actively developed for windows and Mac. I am sure there is linux version of it and if not then surely they are going to add similar features in say like geany or gedit. That text editor is worth to look into as there are some nice set of features in it. I am trying to run the php designer under WIne and see if it works. I have 7 version of php designer and it shows a bit lag so maybe i need to get my hands on old version to run it on linux.
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