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chadm

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Posted on: 2006/7/7 20:27
chadm
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Which PHP editors are best?

Our group has been using XOOPS for almost a year. WE LIKE IT!

We are starting to build some of our own modules and hope to help debug some of the current ones that we like (as time permits of course). In progressing in our PHP development, we want a "better" editor to use. Side note: we are in a Windows client environment.

What PHP editors are people using to build custom modules?

We actually really like Notepad2.exe by flo's freeware (http://www.flos-freeware.ch/notepad2.html). We have use Visual Studio for VB code and Notepad2 does not compare. Anybody have suggestions?

Thanks for your time!

Chad
Posted on: 2006/7/7 21:05
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#2

Re: Which PHP editors are best?

Check what you know and think against suggestions in this FAQ HTH!

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Posted on: 2006/7/7 22:02
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Re: Which PHP editors are best?

Hi

Zend Studio is the best one. Install it under Linux (Suse 10, Fedora Core 5....) for best performance.

greetings
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Posted on: 2006/7/7 23:48
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Re: Which PHP editors are best?

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Side note: we are in a Windows client environment.


I use PHP Designer 2006

PHP DESIGNER is a powerful freeware IDE for coding PHP for both professional and novice alike.

Designed to help accelerating and enhance the process of edit, debug, analyze and publish PHP scripts all wrapped into a sophisticated streamlined interface!

Features

All-in-one editor to edit, debug, analyze and publish PHP scripts
Numerous of enhancements for developer deployment and productivity
Syntax highlighting and support for PHP, HTML, XML, CSS, JavaScript, Java, Perl, JavaScript, VB, C#, Java & SQL
Automatic indentation and insertion of brackets
Automatic code completion while typing
Great performance in speed and size
Sophisticated streamlined and intuitive interface
User-friendly development environment that is comfortable both for beginners and experienced programmers
Tabbed multi-document interface
Fully customizable
Integration with the PHP manual available from php.net with quick keyword search
Localhost preview
Simple external browser integration with Internet Explorer, Netscape, Firefox and Opera
Todo Manager
Project Manager
FTP
Code Libraries
Class Browser
Templates
Snippet Support

msdana

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Posted on: 2006/7/7 23:56
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#5

Re: Which PHP editors are best?

That's great! I'm going to try that one out myself

Thanks!
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skenow

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Posted on: 2006/7/8 3:33
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Re: Which PHP editors are best?

I have used this, and I really liked it. When I was looking for an editor that supported utf-8, I found PSPad (PHP Designer didn't at the time). PSPad is also free, and feature-for-feature stacks up against PHP Designer.

In addition - PSPad can run without being installed (copy it to your flash drive or CD and run on any PC), and it can search/replace in multiple files using regular expressions. You can also have it use TopStyle to edit CSS files....

I haven't gone back to PHP Designer since.

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Posted on: 2006/7/8 6:37
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Re: Which PHP editors are best?

In my humble opinion nothing can beat Eclipse + PHPEclipse. Eclipse parses your files and allows you to jump to method and property declarations by control + clicking on pretty much everything.

Checkout http://www.plog4u.org/index.php/Using_PHPEclipse.

Download Eclipse on the Web Tools Platform Page : http://download3.eclipse.org/webtools/downloads/

HTH

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Re: Which PHP editors are best?

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In my humble opinion nothing can beat Eclipse + PHPEclipse. Eclipse parses your files and allows you to jump to method and property declarations by control + clicking on pretty much everything.


Plain true! If you want to spend no money and want to have a professional developer kit take Eclipse with its plugins.

Additionally I added FTP/WebDAV, SVN and a good javascript-editor (Jseclipse) to my system.

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Re: Which PHP editors are best?

Hi

I don't think that PhpEclipse provides an integrated debugger. This is probably the best part of Zend Studio.

(available for Windows/Apache too...)

greetings
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McDonald

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Posted on: 2006/7/8 10:51
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Re: Which PHP editors are best?

There are 2 editors I prefer to use for PHP:

- Dev-PHP: http://devphp.sourceforge.net/

Dev-PHP is a full-featured integrated development environment (IDE), which is able to create scripts and applications using the PHP scripting language and the PHP-GTK library (both included in the "PHP Package").
Dev-PHP is free software under the GNU General Public License, which means you can freely modify or use the source code under the terms of the license.


- ConTEXT: http://www.context.cx/

ConTEXT is a small, fast and powerful freeware text editor, developed mainly to serve as secondary tool for software developers. After years and years searching for suitable Windows text editor, I haven't found any of them to completely satisfy my needs, so I wrote my own.

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!