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Which PHP Editor do you think is the best? [v2]

Which PHP Editor do you think is the best?  

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  1. 1. Which PHP Editor do you think is the best?

    • Dreamweaver
      46
    • Komodo
      10
    • PHP Designer
      12
    • Eclipse
      17
    • PHPEdit
      6
    • Quanta Plus
      0
    • Vi(m)
      8
    • Emacs
      1
    • BBEdit
      1
    • Zend Studio
      11
    • Notepad++
      103
    • HTML Kit
      1
    • NetBeans
      40
    • TextMate
      6
    • Other
      42
    • Aptana
      3
    • UltraEdit
      1
    • PHPStorm
      204
    • Sublime
      2
    • Code Lobster
      1


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i have only used notepad++ yet... it seems good enough for me..

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Sublime Text 2 does the job for me; IDEs get in my way and my beard's not big enough to do everything in Bash yet.

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Yo.... where's the love for the JetBrains IDEs?

 

PHPStorm and its big brother, IntelliJ Idea are my two new favorite IDEs for PHP. 

 

They're both significantly faster than Eclipse and NetBeans for project-wide-search and open-file-by-name, because of how they index your project.

 

I've been using IntelliJ Idea for about a month now... it's basically PHPStorm + PyCharm + awesome Java editing + pretty much anything else you need... so if you're a multi-faceted programmer, it's probably ideal for you.

 

Only downside is it costs money.  $199 for an individual license.

 

I guess you get what you pay for!

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I m using Netbeans, although it keeps telling me that I have undefined variables that are taken from an included/required file.

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Im with you smoseley ^^

 

ive been a notepad++ person for as long as i recall but i recently discovered JetBrains PhpStorm. it is by far the best editor in years. it has so many cool lil features. I think you should all go try it out!

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but i recently discovered JetBrains PhpStorm. it is by far the best editor in years.

 

I am with you there 110%.

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Im with you smoseley ^^

 

ive been a notepad++ person for as long as i recall but i recently discovered JetBrains PhpStorm. it is by far the best editor in years. it has so many cool lil features. I think you should all go try it out!

 

 

I am with you there 110%.

 

++PhpStorm. The new version even auto-detects if you have a popular MVC framework.

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Whoa, gotta check this out.

 

You can get it for free if you contribute to / lead an open source project :)

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Notepad++. I get a little jealous when using IDEs because I want to write all the code by myself :P

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I use Geany.

 

I use Geany as well. A very lightweight, free IDE and has plugin support for a few missed features. Also available in Ubuntu repos. (:

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Notepad++, of course (though the normal Notepad is 'retro' enough and 'hipster').

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Wow, I'm suprised Dreamweaver got this many votes, even if the topic is almost 4 years old. Didn't even realize they still make it. From my experience you're better off with Vim (which I do use for quick edits of config files but find lacking as an IDE).

 

That said, the single feature I find most useful in an IDE is code completion. I suffer from what we Dutch refer to as "geheugen als een goudvis", which compares one's short term memory to the proposed 3 seconds of retention a goldfish possesses. Unfortunately this is also the feature that provides the biggest challenge to IDE developers in terms of performance when library size approaches he gigabyte. I've tried quite a few. PHPStorm seems perform best right now. ZSfE was awesome featurewise, I might give it another try to see if it performs better now :)

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vim's code completion is the best (quickest and most flexible) Ive used, not that I use it often.

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I must be the only one that hates code completion. 

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I must be the only one that hates code completion.

Naw, I generally don't care for it. Mostly that is just because of the implementations I've tried, almost all have sucked and gotten in the way more than they helped really. The only IDE I've used that I did like the completion for was Visual Studio when coding some VB.NET and C# stuff. It was pretty decent at completing structures like if's and loops while still being usable. It also provided suggestions for member functions and pressing enter/'.'/'(' would complete the word.

 

I'm still used to just using my plain text editor without all the fancy ide features. I did pick up a copy of PHPStorm though and have been trying it whenever I work on something new. It's been pretty decent so far but I have a lot to learn about it still.

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I must be the only one that hates code completion.

Not at all. That's why I said I rarely use it.

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one that i have not seen mentioned is textwrangler

 

i am using sublime text 2 atm, but not sure for the long run

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My apologies, clearly Vim has a plenitude of features I'm not utilizing. But as far as auto-complete goes, I find it indispensable. But perhaps my ability to memorize an absurd number of API's is sub-par ;)

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I must be the only one that hates code completion. 

 

Me too, I'm prefer TextWrangler + Courier font.

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I must be the only one that hates code completion.

I don't like code completion either (unless it's in my console, there it's handy if you only need snippets to test one-liners), simple syntax highlighting is all a proper editor needs imo.

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