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#1 crimsonmoon

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Posted 08 July 2006 - 12:03 AM

I use Frontpage at work. I know it's not the best but I've always liked it because I just use the code view to hard code the php. I like the built in FTP functionality.

Now I need something for home to code with.

I'm willing to buy something but if there is a free editor I'm all for that.

I like some I've seen where the PHP is actually color coded but so far they lack any good FTP functionality.

I tried PHP Designer 2006 Beta and it was nice but I the FTP functionality wasn't all that great.

So I thought why not ask all the PHP coders out there how you do it.

#2 redarrow

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Posted 08 July 2006 - 12:05 AM

Wish i new all about php DAM i will have to learn

#3 hackerkts

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Posted 08 July 2006 - 12:41 AM

I'm using DzSoft PHP Editor, You might wanna try it, but it isn't free.
The reason I like it because it highlight your php code, so it's easier to spot any mistake make by you.


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#4 corbin

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Posted 08 July 2006 - 12:47 AM

I use notepad++... It can handle php, c++, java, HTML, and like 40 other things lol... It has no FTP functionality at all though... I use SmartFTP
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#5 kenrbnsn

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Posted 08 July 2006 - 12:50 AM

Let's see, on my Windows XP box I use (in the order of fequency):

On Windows I use SmartFTP to do any FTPing.

On Unix/Linux, I use vi

On VMS I use edit (the EVE editor)


#6 corbin

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Posted 08 July 2006 - 01:19 AM

TopStyle Pro sounds pretty good, but 80 bucks :(.
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#7 Crimpage

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Posted 08 July 2006 - 01:20 AM

Edit Plus

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Posted 08 July 2006 - 12:12 PM

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I use a $30 app called Rapid PHP 2006. It has alot of good features all designed towards PHP. You can edit alot of different other files too. Has built in syntax highlighting for a number of other langauges. Has a lot of other built in features too such as FTP etc. Its very good and worth the money.

#9 Koobi

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Posted 08 July 2006 - 12:43 PM

though this topic is in the PHP Help section, it seems more suited in the Miscellaneous section so i'll move it there.

I use Vim
it's unbelievably flexible...you can build almost ANYTHING into it and it's still lightening fast.
you can even use your local vim to edit a file directly on the remote server...which is quite different from SSH'ing into a remote machine and editing if you do that sort of thing...because this feels a lot faster since changes are commited when you save only.

honestly though, i don't think anything can beat vim's functionality. try it out...it might take a little getting used to but once you know how some of it works...well i'll just let you find out for yourself :)

Related topic: Which PHP-Editor do you think is the best?

#10 steelmanronald06

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Posted 08 July 2006 - 04:14 PM

I jumped on Limewire and downloaded DZSoft. It is pretty good.  Plus, it was better than paying 40 bucks!  BTW,  it isn't pirated software.  It is beta software, so it can be buggy, but hey, it is free.

#11 crimsonmoon

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Posted 10 July 2006 - 03:53 PM

Here is a question then. I've been using Frontpage at work and I'm familiar with it and like the FTP engine.

I've never really used Frontpage as frontpage. I just hard code everything. But I've found with frontpage the text is all black.

I like how these php editors color code the text for you.

Frontpage does this for html/css etc but the second you save the file as .php it goes to crap.

There is a PHP Rocket add in for FP but it doesn't seem to work.

If I want this feature am I most likely going to leave FP?

Will Dreamweaver work ok?

#12 .josh

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Posted 10 July 2006 - 07:19 PM

html-kit ftw!

redarrow do you seriously use plain old notepad? LoL... i guess it doesn't get more purist than that..
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#13 awesty

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Posted 11 July 2006 - 10:10 AM

for everything other than php and sql i use dreamweaver 8, but since that doesnt like php i use notepad2. it colors the text for just about any coding language from html to actionscript :D

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Posted 12 July 2006 - 09:55 PM

Nusphere PHPEd (v4.5)

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#15 BJ9

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Posted 13 July 2006 - 07:30 PM

I use Notepad ++.  It's quick, easy and best of all it's free. ;D


#16 akitchin

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Posted 13 July 2006 - 07:58 PM

i use editpad lite.  really the only functionality i need is goto line, adjustable colours, and tabbed files.  a parser would be nice, but since i edit directly in my localhost, its merely a matter of visiting in my browser.  syntax highlighting might be nice, ill try the others.

for simplicity (and a marginal step above notepad), editpad lite is worth a download.

#17 ober

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Posted 13 July 2006 - 08:27 PM

(didn't read entire thread)...

There's a poll in "Polls" that lists what people use for editors.

Info: PHP Manual

#18 CheesierAngel

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Posted 18 July 2006 - 02:37 PM

I'm using The Eclipse SDK. It's open source and has many plugins available over the internet.
Can also html, python, java, whatever you need ... and is very easy to use.

#19 Oldiesmann

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Posted 19 July 2006 - 01:57 PM

Depending on what I'm doing and how much of a hurry I'm in, I use Wordpad, EditPlus or PHP Designer 2006.

PHP Designer is the best free editor out there in my opinion, at least for Windows...
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#20 MaaSTaaR

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Posted 20 July 2006 - 05:58 PM

SCREEM - http://www.screem.org/ :)
Sorry for my bad English, it's not my mother language and I am still learning it :)

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