To write my code I'm useing Zend Studio. The debug feature is very useful for me. I know there are other cool editors like PHP Edit, which is free. Nobody mentioned them here, while I'm hearing "wordpad" lots of times. Why? A PHP editor can help very much in writng your code (autocomplete, debug, support, etc...)
However, I'm just a newbie, as I said. Just writing my own first conclusions on the subject...
i can fill that in the more advance php coders usually dont need a fancy editor since most of us had made amny programs. but i myself use wordpad for most coding but i do use a very very simple php editor that's only special features are highlighted functions and numbered lines but i think ppl who want the ez way out isnt trying to keep their knowledge growing.
lets say you get into the profession and the job you work @ gives you notepad and a very simple editor that is not WYSIWYG. most ppl would get stuck, but ppl who can program without looking at the scenn will not(most of the time )
but its good for beginners and those who not plan to make it a profession