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Which editor do you use for Php?

Discussion in 'PHP' started by SGBoise, Apr 18, 2008.

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    I am looking for a full blown php studio.

    I am fairly new to php. I am switching over from Vb.net and I haven't been able to find a editor that is comparable to Visual Studio 2005.
    SEMrush
    Right now I am using PhpEd and might stick to it unless I can find something better.

    The debuggers work pretty well on all of the programs except for Eclipse it's way to too complicated. You have to create a debugging profile for each php file you want to debug with bunch of settings to choose from.

    VS would automatically tab the line of code to where they should be in the loop. With PhpEd I notice myself spending more than trying to make sure that line of code tabbed into the right spot. PhpEd does it but only for a new line of code. If I go back and start a new line it will leave the code where I started typing it.

    I have tried all of these:

    PhpDesigner - keeps losing my auto correct settings.
    Eclipse - way too complex
    Vs.php - Didn't like it. Can't remember why.
    PhpEd - doesn't have a shortcut for adding phpdocs comments like phpdesigner. Also the color coding is pretty lame compared to PhpDesigner.

    What do you guys use and why?
     
    SGBoise, Apr 18, 2008 IP
    SEMrush
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    raymond222 Active Member

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    You can use Notepad++ if you want a free tool, however I use Dreamweaver 8. This is great tool for almost any web programming language...
     
    raymond222, Apr 19, 2008 IP
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    real_skinner Notable Member

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    For me Dreamweaver is always the best.....
     
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    phpl33t Banned

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    Edit Pad Pro - The best I have ever used. Recursive search and replace, convert to unix/mac/winblows, even regex!
     
    phpl33t, Apr 19, 2008 IP
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    wisdomtool Moderator Staff

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    I use Eclipse with the PDT plugin, once you learn how to use it, its godly.
     
    Panzer, Apr 19, 2008 IP
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    phpl33t Banned

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    DOS edit or notepad, ouch man, that's like coding with one finger or riding a tricycle to work. lol. As far as debuggers, nothing works better than paying attention to detail, proper project planning, and turning error reporting to 2047.
     
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    PDT and Notepad++
     
    nation-x, Apr 19, 2008 IP
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    i use tinymce which is free and best. i have compiled a good list of free php editors here
     
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    I always use PSPad. It's free and has many features. I've been using it for years. Macromedia Dreamweaver is just too bulky and slow.
     
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    tinymce for coding? A wysiwyg??
     
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    I use Zend Development Environment (For Mac) and it really saves me a lot of work. It's instant validation and obvious debugging features are a dream to work with. Pricy though
     
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    I use Rapid PHP 2006 ( out of date now ) but Zend is the best path if you have the money to buy it as it costs quite a bit, i think.
     
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    Komodo Edit is a nice free editor.
    activestate.com
     
    Craig L, Apr 19, 2008 IP
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    I use Eclipse/PDT or gEdit, both customised heavily with plugins.

    Care to explain? (e.g. is the problem setting up the workspace, using it etc.) It can be as simple or as complex as you want it to be. I remember first using it when I would just have two panes (the editor and a navigator) and then gradually got accustomed to it.
     
    krt, Apr 20, 2008 IP
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    still using scintilla for my coding needs as I don't like complicated many features editor.
     
    yowan, Apr 20, 2008 IP
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    I use Notepad.exe :)
     
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    I use Editplus.
     
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    A simple text editor would be sufficient, don't think I need any sophisticated PHP editor. Sometimes it can make things worse.
     
    nks, Apr 20, 2008 IP