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Anonymous
Time to take the plunge - recommend me a........
  • 2007/5/21 19:40

  • Anonymous

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.....php code editor

Being hitherto a HTML kinda guy and wanting to contribute rather than just take, I need to "learn" php.

I'm thinking that the best way to learn is by trying stuff for myself, so I need a fairly simple (coz I am!) php editing tool that will:

1. help me learn as I go along
2. tell me when my code is FUBAR
3. let me create code from scratch
4. work with MySQL databases

Please could you guys point me in the right direction?

Oh, and the cheaper the better

What do you guys use?

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BlueStocking
Re: Time to take the plunge - recommend me a........

I use edit plus, shareware that cost 40 dollars several years ago. The main advantage is the line number references and the color coding. I liked the price at the time.

http://www.php.net/manual/en/tutorial.php is a manual that simplifies the transistion from html into php.

Just one opinion.
BS
https://xoops.org/modules/repository .. It is time to get involved - XOOPS.ORG

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Sophie2
Re: Time to take the plunge - recommend me a........
  • 2007/5/21 20:24

  • Sophie2

  • Just popping in

  • Posts: 81

  • Since: 2005/11/21


There is no editor that writes code instead of you.

If you know PHP, you can use anything from Notepad to Dreamweaver.

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Anonymous
Re: Time to take the plunge - recommend me a........
  • 2007/5/21 20:27

  • Anonymous

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Quote:

Sophie2 wrote:
There is no editor that writes code instead of you.

If you know PHP, you can use anything from Notepad to Dreamweaver.


This is what I feared

Time to begin studying........

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skenow
Re: Time to take the plunge - recommend me a........
  • 2007/5/21 20:39

  • skenow

  • Home away from home

  • Posts: 993

  • Since: 2004/11/17


I like PSPad - www.pspad.com. It has syntax highlighting for several programming languages and builtin preview in browser. It also includes a function and variable browser for your project. And it runs from a USB! (just copy the folder and it works)

Others have liked Eclipse - www.eclipse.org

I used to use PHP Designer - www.mpsoftware.dk/phpdesigner.php - when it used to be free, now it's still pretty cheap (39 euro). Try it free for 14 days!

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McDonald
Re: Time to take the plunge - recommend me a........
  • 2007/5/21 20:54

  • McDonald

  • Home away from home

  • Posts: 1072

  • Since: 2005/8/15


For editing php, css, mysql, etc. files I normally use ConTEXT.

Main ConTEXT features includes:

- unlimited open files
- unlimited editing file size, 4kB line length
- powerful syntax highlighting for:
- C/C++
- Delphi/Pascal
- Java
- Java Script
- Visual Basic
- Perl/CGI
- HTML
- CSS
- SQL
- FoxPro
- 80x86 assembler
- Python
- PHP
- Tcl/Tk
- XML
- Fortran
- Foxpro
- InnoSetup scripts

- powerful custom defined syntax highlighter
multilanguage support (supported languages: English, German, French, Croatian, Chinese, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Estonian, Esperanto, Spanish, Galego, Italian, Hungarian, Portuguese (Brazil), Russian, Slovakian, Polish, Lithuanian, Latvian, Slovenian, Turkish...)
- project workspaces support
- unicode UTF8 support
- code templates
- customizable help files for each file type
- file explorer with favorites list
- file compare
- export to HTML/RTF
- conversion DOS->UNIX->Macintosh file formats
- editing position remembering across files
- macro recorder
- commenting/uncommenting code
- text sort
- normal and columnar text selection
- bookmarks
- search and replace with regular expressions
- search and replace text in all open files
- incremental search with text emphasizing
- C/Java-style block auto indent/outdent
- customizable color printing with print preview
- exporting configuration stored in registry
- customizable syntax highlighting colors, cursor shapes, - right margin, gutter, line spacing...
- user definable execution keys, depending on file type
- capturing console applications standard output
- compiler output parser for positioning on error line
- powerful command line handler
- minimize to system tray
- install and uninstall
- it's FREE!

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Mamba
Re: Time to take the plunge - recommend me a........
  • 2007/5/23 12:56

  • Mamba

  • Moderator

  • Posts: 11254

  • Since: 2004/4/23


Quote:

Sophie2 wrote:
There is no editor that writes code instead of you.


Delphi for PHP helps with writing some of the code
Support XOOPS => DONATE
Use 2.5.10 | Docs | Modules | Bugs

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attock
Re: Time to take the plunge - recommend me a........
  • 2007/5/23 21:05

  • attock

  • Not too shy to talk

  • Posts: 138

  • Since: 2006/8/20


prolly you need tutorials more than an editor ?

Just throwing a few

here
here
and here

Best of luck ~

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