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Ide For Web Development?
Posted 21 April 2010 - 06:23 AM
Personally I enjoy developing in Notepad++ and I use a lot of PHP includes anyways, so it's not a huge problem. But if I decide to move onto developing bigger sites, would you recommend the use of an IDE?
Posted 13 May 2010 - 07:22 AM
But a cheap PHP IDE, which is one of the best I have ever used on Windows for such a cost is the current version of PHP Designer 7, you can read more about it on:
It has all you need for web developing, especially it's good if you're moving from Notepad++ type of programs.. I guess Dreamweaver and a like applications are good when you're moving from such absurd programs like Microsoft Frontpage
For your personal preference, you can configure the look and feel and how PHP Designer 7 works for you best.
Edited by Quatrux, 13 May 2010 - 07:23 AM.
Posted 25 May 2010 - 01:56 PM
Posted 26 May 2010 - 10:35 PM
I use the portable version, because I can have it on my USB flashdisk, so no need to install it, I have it on any computer I am using.
Posted 04 June 2010 - 09:48 AM
I've used PHP Designer 2005 before and I just could not get used to it since the user interface was kinda crappy, that's why I just returned to using Notepad++ .
I'm not sure if Netbeans would be the right choice for PHP development, it's a great IDE, but it's more focussed on Java stuff so I'd consider it more an IDE for JSP than for PHP. You could also use Visual Studio (Express) for PHP development, there's probably a plug-in available, but it's the same story as Netbeans, but more focussed on Microsoft products like ASP.net .
Eclipse is indeed a good IDE, but it's not lightweight, but it's powerfull.
Posted 06 June 2010 - 12:53 PM
If you are designing quite a nice looking website which is feature-rich then I would recommend using DW, however if you are developing quite plain web apps then PHP designer is for you.
Edited by 8ennett, 06 June 2010 - 12:54 PM.
Posted 06 June 2010 - 03:07 PM
+ and ultra edit are good for such tasks. Ultraedit IDE/Editor is paid by the way.
Posted 19 June 2010 - 08:00 PM
I use Visual Studio for ASP.NET web application development. If you are building applications targeting the Microsoft .NET platform/framework, Visual Studio is the only way to go. There are express editions of Visual Studio too, if you would like to have a free integrated development environment as a hobbyist, though you would want to switch to at least the Professional edition to do some serious development.
For Java development, I've used NetBeans, Eclipse, and Borland JBuilder. Borland eventually tossed away the Borland JBuilder IDE in favor of a customized version of Eclipse so you might as well just use Eclipse or NetBeans unless you have a specific requirement that you can't seem to get done with the free IDEs.
PHP development is best done with Eclipse or a commercial IDE such as the NuSphere PHP Ed.
Notepad++ is a pretty good text editor. It does not provide any of the advanced features that integrated development environments have to offer but for a quick job, it's a really good choice as it keeps all of the clutter out of your way.
Posted 20 June 2010 - 04:01 AM
When I first started out in web development (i.e. back in the days where HTML was the only game in town, even before DHTML and CSS had come out), I used to prefer Notepad and other simple text editors. The main reason for this, other than my own feelings of savvy and superiority , was the fact that all the IDEs on the market at the time were totally standards-non-compliant and they infused your website with so much unnecessary and strange code.
Still, I tried almost all IDEs I could find at the time, and even then Dreamweaver (which was then created and owned by Macromedia, not Adobe) struck me as the best of its class. Sure, it cost a good deal of money, but you do get your money's worth - at least, I feel that I did.
Nevertheless, I understand there are numbers of very good open-source IDEs available nowadays. And while I have no immediate need (or time) to try them out, I suppose they're worth checking out for anyone who's just getting their feet wet in the web-development pond :-)
Posted 20 June 2010 - 04:29 AM
Posted 20 June 2010 - 09:28 AM
Posted 20 June 2010 - 11:39 AM
I've noticed that Ultra edit costs sixty dollars for a license and TextMate, which only runs on the Mac OS, costs fifty dollars. While I would pay for an integrated development environment, I wouldn't really want to pay for a text editor because there are free alternatives that get the job done and when I do want to have something with more advanced functionality, I would get an integrated development environment.
Notepad++, by comparison, is a whole lot cheaper. In fact, Notepad++ is free and open-source! The core of Notepad++ is stable and works exactly as advertised, though you may find that some of the plugins are flaky. I don't really use the plugins so that has never bothered me - Notepad++ provides me with a quick-startup editor that provides syntax highlighting and the ability to work with Unicode text. Unicode may not be a priority for some people but I work on a couple of projects that require multi-lingual support.
Adobe Dreamweaver, however, provides an excellent WYSIWYG interface, which is why I would consider buying it if I do extensive work with web markup, but in most cases I would just use Notepad++.
Posted 20 June 2010 - 03:07 PM
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