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Poll: Which PHP-Editor, according to you is the best? (372 member(s) have cast votes)

Which PHP-Editor, according to you is the best?

  1. Dreamweaver (109 votes [29.30%])

    Percentage of vote: 29.30%

  2. Maguma (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  3. Komodo (7 votes [1.88%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.88%

  4. PHP Designer (27 votes [7.26%])

    Percentage of vote: 7.26%

  5. Eclipse (21 votes [5.65%])

    Percentage of vote: 5.65%

  6. Homesite (1 votes [0.27%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.27%

  7. PHPEdit (8 votes [2.15%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.15%

  8. Quanta Plus (5 votes [1.34%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.34%

  9. Vim (14 votes [3.76%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.76%

  10. BBEdit (4 votes [1.08%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.08%

  11. Zend Studio (25 votes [6.72%])

    Percentage of vote: 6.72%

  12. Other (85 votes [22.85%])

    Percentage of vote: 22.85%

  13. Notepad++ (49 votes [13.17%])

    Percentage of vote: 13.17%

  14. HTML Kit (7 votes [1.88%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.88%

  15. Netbeans (10 votes [2.69%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.69%

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#261 Maq

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Posted 04 May 2009 - 06:36 PM

Shut it!

I use Vim for any edits, local copies or via SSH because I'm lazy to use FTP. The process to edit files using FTP is a bit tedious.


Editing files using FTP...?  Please, share with us.
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#262 Ken2k7

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Posted 04 May 2009 - 06:36 PM

CuteFTP has an editor I used back when I was still using Windows.

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Posted 04 May 2009 - 06:46 PM

Shit, I download file over FTP all the time; I find it damn tedious.

I'm going to go and check out this bathtub cleaner....

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Posted 04 May 2009 - 06:47 PM

I do have a sense of humor. But I find your sense of humor on Vim the least bit funny. It's like mocking it.


You don't find my sense of humor funny. Fair enough. No need to be rude about it though.
And the intention was not to mock the application (I never used it).

On a side note: I personally couldn't care less if people mock the apps I use. So what if they do? Why should I care? We all have choices.. we all use what works for us. They're simply tools.
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#265 Maq

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Posted 04 May 2009 - 06:51 PM

CuteFTP has an editor I used back when I was still using Windows.


I see, I've never used an editor in an FTP client, probably wouldn't want to anyway.
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Posted 04 May 2009 - 06:52 PM

Shit, I download file over FTP all the time; I find it damn tedious.


Setup a CVS on the server. Makes it much easier than FTPing for code changes. Simply commit the file and it should push it to the server. Mine is setup so that there are 2 directories dev and prod. If the dev file changes do not break it I copy those to the prod svn which is where I commit it. This way I can easily go back a version if I screwed it up on the dev part :)

But it did take me a while to get cvs working on my dedicated box and I do realize not everyone has full root access to their server. But I cannot begin to say how much time this has saved me from accidentally overwriting a file or truncating it or FTP dropping the connection at a bad time. CVS is the only way to go :)
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#267 Daniel0

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Posted 04 May 2009 - 06:53 PM

Shit, I download file over FTP all the time; I find it damn tedious.


Setup a CVS on the server. Makes it much easier than FTPing for code changes. Simply commit the file and it should push it to the server. Mine is setup so that there are 2 directories dev and prod. If the dev file changes do not break it I copy those to the prod svn which is where I commit it. This way I can easily go back a version if I screwed it up on the dev part :)

But it did take me a while to get cvs working on my dedicated box and I do realize not everyone has full root access to their server. But I cannot begin to say how much time this has saved me from accidentally overwriting a file or truncating it or FTP dropping the connection at a bad time. CVS is the only way to go :)


What those do is essentially to download the file to a temporary location so you can modify them. They'll then upload them back to the server when you save. FTP doesn't support editing per se.

#268 jackpf

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Posted 04 May 2009 - 06:55 PM

Wow...this looks like I'm using Win 95 again.

And hey, that would be useful. However, I doubt my £10 p/a hosts would allow me to install anything...

That would save me a lot of time though. I download my entire site like 20 times a day when I'm editing it to make sure I don't screw anything up.

And yeah @Daniel0, the closest thing I have to that is probably filezilla, which detects if the temp file has been changed or not and if so, prompts you to upload it back to the server.

It'd be cool if it weren't for the prompt...it'd pretty much be a CVS. Except without the concurrent version and stuff :P

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Posted 04 May 2009 - 06:57 PM

That would save me a lot of time though. I download my entire site like 20 times a day when I'm editing it to make sure I don't screw anything up.


And this is exactly what subversion is for.  There are different versions you can revert back to if you screw anything up.  I'm not sure what hosts support CVS/SVN but it's definitely worth looking into.
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#270 Ken2k7

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Posted 04 May 2009 - 07:00 PM

You don't find my sense of humor funny. Fair enough. No need to be rude about it though.
And the intention was not to mock the application (I never used it).

Well, I don't know you so I wouldn't say that. I just find that one not funny because I love Vim so you can see why I didn't find it a bit funny. But I should and do sincerely apologize if you were offended. I didn't mean it to sound like shut up or any term that is portrayed to sound mean or rude in today's society. People around here say "shut it" in a sarcastic tone. I kind of just grew into it. But I can understand from your POV. Again, sorry.

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#271 jackpf

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Posted 04 May 2009 - 07:01 PM

Yeah. I'd probably still download my site in excessive quantities though. I get worried otherwise :D If I lost all my work, I probably would kill myself...

I even email it to myself on a regular basis, so in order to lose it, 3 pcs must instantaneously die.

But yeah, cheers, I'll look into that.

#272 Daniel0

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Posted 04 May 2009 - 07:04 PM

It'd be cool if it weren't for the prompt...it'd pretty much be a CVS. Except without the concurrent version and stuff :P


Unless you already have projects under CVS, I'd probably go with SVN, Git or Mercurial instead.

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Posted 04 May 2009 - 07:10 PM

You don't find my sense of humor funny. Fair enough. No need to be rude about it though.
And the intention was not to mock the application (I never used it).

Well, I don't know you so I wouldn't say that. I just find that one not funny because I love Vim so you can see why I didn't find it a bit funny. But I should and do sincerely apologize if you were offended. I didn't mean it to sound like shut up or any term that is portrayed to sound mean or rude in today's society. People around here say "shut it" in a sarcastic tone. I kind of just grew into it. But I can understand from your POV. Again, sorry.

SVN + SSH FTW!


Apology accepted. Water under the bridge.
While I personally don't care if people mock / bash what I use, I can understand the emotional attachment people can have on things..
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#274 corbin

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Posted 04 May 2009 - 11:49 PM

I find NetBeans terribly slow at times though x.x.


I am using an underpowered laptop, and NetBeans runs respectably enough for me.
If you goto tools > plugins and then select the 'Installed' tab, you'll probably find some stuff you that can disable (depending on which features / how many, there should be some performance improvements).




Hrmmm....  Just disabled about 4 plugins.




I think a major part of the crappy performance might also be the crappy code I'm currently working with.  There are a ton of syntax errors in the HTML, so NetBeans is probably freaking out a lot.
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#275 Ken2k7

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Posted 05 May 2009 - 12:02 AM

I think a major part of the crappy performance might also be the crappy code I'm currently working with.  There are a ton of syntax errors in the HTML, so NetBeans is probably freaking out a lot.

:D I never used NetBeans, but I hear it's decent from others who have used it. Is it really? Not that I'm going to try it. I just want to know.

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Posted 05 May 2009 - 12:33 AM

Hrmmm....  Just disabled about 4 plugins.
I think a major part of the crappy performance might also be the crappy code I'm currently working with.  There are a ton of syntax errors in the HTML, so NetBeans is probably freaking out a lot.


LOL Sounds like NetBeans is working overtime busy squiggly-highlighting stuff... Just scrap the code and redo it from scratch.. put the pour thing out of it's misery  ;D

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#277 Ken2k7

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Posted 05 May 2009 - 01:01 AM

Hmm. Thanks for your input nrg_alpha. I tried Dreamweaver CS4 and hated it. It's so bloated and takes forever to load. The auto-completion lags so much I had to turn it off.

I used to use phpDesigner. I love that app. Whenever I'm on Windows (which is rare), I use phpDesigner unless I'm on SSH where I have Vim. It has a nice debugger.

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#278 infiniteacuity

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Posted 16 June 2009 - 07:44 PM

I prefer EditPlus, it's simple and intuitive.
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Posted 18 June 2009 - 11:59 AM

I started using netbeans a few months ago. I've been using Dreamweaver for years and always liked it.  From what i can tell, Dreamweaver ran better/faster, but there are a few features I really like about Netbeans.

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Posted 18 June 2009 - 12:02 PM

After using it for over a year, I'm sold on PHPDesigner.  Great product, works well and has a lot built-in.

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