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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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Are we looking at the same poll? I see Notepad++ in the lead by a long shot.

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Are we looking at the same poll? I see Notepad++ in the lead by a long shot.

 

Ah my mistake I read the vote count instead of the percentage.

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Ah my mistake I read the vote count instead of the percentage.

 

69 votes to 40 votes.... how is that misleading?

 

Oh and moved my vote to Other  for Geany.

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I use to use UltraEdit (IDM Software) on Windows a long time ago. I switched over to MAC and tried several editors, ended up using Zend for a while but I really hate how bloated Zend is.  I found UltraEdit has a Mac version and it's pretty awesome and cheap.  Plus Free 30 day trial. 

 

http://www.ultraedit.com/

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I use Microsoft Expression Web. Seems to be good, but there does not seem to be much other people that use it  :confused:

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That's because MS sux balls.

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I'm looking at getting PhpStorm (and RubyMine, made by the same company).  Thoughts?  Impressions?

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I'm looking at getting PhpStorm (and RubyMine, made by the same company).  Thoughts?  Impressions?

 

I'm a massive vim fan so don't really have much of an opinion when it comes to IDE's.

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I'm looking at getting PhpStorm (and RubyMine, made by the same company).  Thoughts?  Impressions?

Coming off Eclipse PDT then NetBeans to phpStorm has been a pleasure.  NetBeans took a great deal for me to setup the way I wanted it to work, debugger, command line php tools, et cetera.  phpStorm on the other hand is about as ready to go as an IDE can be, notably has integration with PHPUnit, phing, phpdoc and github, has good XML tools and works as a JS editor.  If you find NetBeans a bit of a memory hog, phpStorm is a bit better and more responsive, not as good as the jump from Eclipse to NetBeans, but noticeable none the less.  The code inspection is much more robust in phpStorm, not only will it autocomplete down to the array key but it does a fantastic job in mixed code situations (PHP, HTML, and JS all in the same view for instance).  Another thing that not everyone will take into account is that the devs are fairly responsive with bugs, their tracker is public and things tend to get attention quickly.  Feature requests on the other hand seem to take a major version release or someone to write a plugin as a work around.  The downside is the extra functionality phpStorm provides might not be worth it, NetBeans is free and phpStorm is $100-200 USD, you'll really have to give the trial a shot and see if its worth it to you.  Having my IDE be less of a headache made purchasing a license worth it to me, though I haven't upgraded to 3.0 yet which was only released a couple of days ago.

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That's because MS sux balls.

 

True, but I only started using it because I got it for free.

 

But I have a question about Notepad++

 

I keep getting lines that have just a space, and does not delete when using 'Delete Blank Lines' . Is there anyway to get around this?

 

*EDIT* Never mind, I have done it now  :)

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I use Eclipse PDT. I just like the feel of it. Powerful if it needs to be, but simple and elegant if not.

 

I also use Notepad++ for quick edits and such.

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I use the gvim with the following plugins

 

Tablistlite plugin:

 

http://www.vim.org/scripts/script.php?script_id=3680

 

This enables me to switch tabs lightning fast.

I have mapped the command to open the tablist window to F2 key. This enables me to switch between different tabs without even thinking as the tablist is sorted on the basis of last accessed tab so the key sequence <F2> <Enter> will switch between the current tab and the tab you were previously in. and also

 

<F2><Down arrow><Enter>  => to 2nd last accessed tab

<F2><Down arrow><Down arrow><Enter>  =>to 3rd last accessed tab  And so on

 

functionlist.vim

http://www.vim.org/scripts/script.php?script_id=3681

 

This plugin opens window on the rhs that contains a list of function names detected in the current script. Function names are sorted alphabetically.

Press any key and the cursor moves to the function names atarting with that letter. Pressing enter on a function name moves the cursor to that function in the code window.

 

Just map the command to open the function list to some function key.

 

Nerdtree plugin

 

http://www.vim.org/scripts/script.php?script_id=1658

 

This opens a file browser window in the lhs of the current window. You can do basic file opertaions like opening,opening in a new tab, delete/move/add files from the pluggins window itself.

 

If you take some time to learn vim, then there is really no going back...So i think...)

 

regards,

Sandeep

 

 

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I've been using the free trial of PhpStorm for the last week or so.  I'm loving it.  Does just about everything I'm looking for out of the box, and is simple to tweak.  Even better, it's still reasonably quick in my VM setup.  Definitely buying a licence when the evaluation period ends.

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I voted for Dreamweaver. As I not to much of a coder it helps to see in the program how the changes take effect. If not Dreamweaver then notepad ... but only when knowing what I'm doing and working on servers.

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I've been using the free trial of PhpStorm for the last week or so.  I'm loving it.  Does just about everything I'm looking for out of the box, and is simple to tweak.  Even better, it's still reasonably quick in my VM setup.  Definitely buying a licence when the evaluation period ends.

PHPDesigner 8 (http://mpsoftware.dk/) was just released.  I've been using this IDE for years and I absolutely love it.  I looked at PHPStorm and it seems like PHPDesigner can do all of that stuff.  And it's cheaper.

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I prefer Geany for Windows :) Its not Java, which is a huge + in my book. May not have all the flashy features, but is a nice lightweight IDE.

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GEdit - very simple text editor but it's all I need!  :D

 

Have you tried an IDE? I used to think a simple text editor was all I needed too, but then I tried an IDE. The only time I use a regular text editor now is just for real quick edits, or stuff that I don't want to make into a project in my IDE.

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GEdit - very simple text editor but it's all I need!  :D

 

Have you tried an IDE? I used to think a simple text editor was all I needed too, but then I tried an IDE. The only time I use a regular text editor now is just for real quick edits, or stuff that I don't want to make into a project in my IDE.

 

IDE's tend to get in my way. All I use is vim with a few plugins:

 

https://github.com/tpope/vim-pathogen

https://github.com/tpope/vim-fugitive

https://github.com/tpope/vim-unimpaired

https://github.com/vim-scripts/taglist.vim

https://github.com/vim-scripts/sessionman.vim

https://github.com/vim-scripts/bufexplorer.zip

https://github.com/tpope/vim-surround

https://github.com/vim-scripts/FuzzyFinder

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GEdit - very simple text editor but it's all I need!  :D

 

Have you tried an IDE? I used to think a simple text editor was all I needed too, but then I tried an IDE. The only time I use a regular text editor now is just for real quick edits, or stuff that I don't want to make into a project in my IDE.

 

IDE's tend to get in my way.

 

Yeah, that's how I felt too.

 

I have my Eclipse setup to be pretty minimal though. For example, the annoying help box that pops up with every keystroke is disabled. It only pops up if I want it to by hitting ctrl+space. Most of the time it is unneeded, though sometimes I need it to remember which order parameters go in in a function (since PHP seems to make that as illogical as possible).

 

I mostly like it for automatic bracket/quote closing. I like the way Eclipse auto-indents too. It may seem silly but some editors have shoddy auto-indenting.

 

Anyway, I like Eclipse because it gives me some of the advantages of an IDE but it doesn't hold my hand.

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My main motivation for working in vim is the fact that we do allot of remote stuff via ssh on client machines at work. So, now I can use the same editor under all circumstances.

 

Even when I work from home, it's so much easier to just connect to the vps, ssh in and open vim in a terminal. I don;t have to worry about the overhead of a Desktop.

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I like Netbeans and Notepad++ :)

+1

 

I know a lot of people who swear by phpstorm though

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