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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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#21 ben14

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Posted 05 May 2005 - 01:57 PM

i voted dreamweaver cause i use it, but im trying phpedit because i heard it is good ;). Also whats wrong with notepad? i use it sometimes lol.

#22 Ephialtes

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Posted 07 May 2005 - 02:19 PM

Hi,

Ive been using Macromedia Homesite+ for my editing, mostly because i already had it and it had good ftp support and stuff. But it actually isnt built for php so it doesnt give all the nice colours

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#23 Koobi

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Posted 09 May 2005 - 02:41 PM

Also whats wrong with notepad? i use it sometimes lol.

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It doesn't have syntax highlighting :/



Have you given Quanta Plus a try? Its not specifically for PHP but it does a good job...

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I'm installing it as we speak...er post :)

#24 Loki

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Posted 12 May 2005 - 07:51 PM

DW is what i normally use, but a good free editor is ConTEXT, which has a syntax highlighter in it.


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Posted 15 May 2005 - 07:40 PM

Am I the only one using Crimson Editor??

It does nice colour syntaxing and works with other languages too. Though I guess if any of those above programs would show me my code in action without having to have php installed on my windows box, and could debug it that be cool. Kinda like the VB.NET suite that I use at work.

*shrug*

So what recomendations are there for straight php editors?? (prefereablly freeware cause I have very little money)

#26 toplay

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Posted 15 May 2005 - 07:58 PM

FYI: Think about using an IDE (like Komodo):
http://www.phpfreaks...ndpost&p=193029


#27 phpraja

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Posted 18 May 2005 - 06:50 PM

i just read the poll.
i think u guys have forgotten PHP designer 2005.
its preety awesome.
its light weight.
have some cool features.
also it directly incorporates the php_manual.chm file for the help feature.
though i have used dreaweaver, i still recomend this for atleast the basic user, since it is specifically designed for PHP.
u all can try it once, and reply the suggestions

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#28 highphilosopher

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Posted 23 May 2005 - 03:37 PM

I'm sorry but if you work every day coding in PHP it's WORTH the $299. Zend Studio will savbe you more time thatn you think, oh and BTW it works well on a mac.

#29 ober

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Posted 24 May 2005 - 02:08 PM

Homesite 5.5 here, but voted Dreamweaver MX since it's the only other IDE I've used.

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#30 theverychap

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Posted 24 May 2005 - 07:11 PM

On Linux Quanta is what i use, but while in windows world i use Developers Pad.

DevPad is way, way, way out of date now! (many years) i really should upgrade, ive been using it for years. its essentially a vb editor (dont ask me i never touch the stuff!) but it has syntax highlighting for 99% of the languages we are likely to use.

Er, im not even trying to justify it, it is actually quite poor (!?), plus its windows only and all that, in fact i'd probably have a go at someone for suggesting it!! oops lol.
but at the same time i love it. strange.

Looking at Zend Studio - I'm ready to buy this when i get time to stop and think. and for a paid editor i'd want full on super duper everything, and the support (if need be) to go with it.

There are plenty of free / freeware editors out there. I suppose everyone gets used to working in theirs.

#31 carella

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Posted 30 May 2005 - 08:36 AM

Its not about finding the best, its about finding the one thats right for you. I use conText for all my PHP coding. Nice simple interface. Crimson Editor is cool too and would be my second choice.

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#32 fooDigi

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Posted 02 June 2005 - 08:31 AM

go with what you have been using. gets annoying? try another one. i use dwmx the most since we own a copy, main reason is you can totally coustomize it. lets me code in many different languages.

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pretty easy to add your own commands and whatnot, interested?
http://www.macromedi...stomizing_dwmx/

want real customization? write the php editor yourself, vb, c++... keep trying to perfect mine, but there is no way i would use it in real world situations :)
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#33 Koobi

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Posted 07 August 2005 - 08:14 PM

well, i've been experimenting with a lot of Linux based text editors lately and i find myself settling down with Vim.

a close second would be Bluefish which is pretty damn good too...accept that it has a bunch of features that i don't really need...all those WYSIWYG features just adds to the clutter. i like wide simple UI's to work in :D

Vim was a little hard to get used to with all those awkward keys...but it's just like riding a bike once you get used to it, almsot impossible to forget even if you wanted to.

one very important thing about Vim (for me at least) is the fact that you can apply colour schemes. kinda useful when you sometimes sit for over half the day at the PC, coding because now you can make the background colour dark or even black and the text a contrasting colour...really helps maintain the 20/20 vision :P

well anyway, i just wanted to say that i did a search for Vim on WikiBooks and the content there really helped me.

the Vim manual has more detailed but somehow, the Wiki data was easier to read through.


hope this helps someone :)

#34 neylitalo

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Posted 07 August 2005 - 08:34 PM

I must say my favorite PHP Editor is now Quanta. (for Linux only... sorry, windows users!) It allows you to collapse if(), foreach(), while(), etc. in PHP, <form>, <table>, <div> etc. in HTML - allows for a lot cleaner environment. It's got support for PHP, HTML, JavaScript, and probably more that I don't even use. It automagically detects which language you're using - so if you've got PHP mixed with HTML, then it will let you collapse the <div>s and the PHP for() blocks, for example. It does syntax highlighting and gives you the syntax for a function's arguments after you get the function in place.

Linux users, check it out - http://quanta.sourceforge.net
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#35 Arenium

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Posted 08 August 2005 - 05:56 AM

It's a shame it's KDE-only, from what I know. Those libraries are monolithic.

#36 neylitalo

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Posted 08 August 2005 - 11:58 AM

it's KDE-only, from what I know.

Yes, it is... but I prefer KDE anyway! :)
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#37 Koobi

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Posted 08 August 2005 - 02:33 PM

but you can run it off Gnome but you have to install a fwe KDE components :/

i've used Quanta. good editor :D but i prefer Vim.
also Quanta has this really weird KDE UI...those chunky things with a lot of bevel on it :/

i suppose i'll need to use KDE to actually theme that UI eh?

#38 theverychap

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Posted 12 August 2005 - 10:42 AM

I have recenty fallen in love with Kate :)

No, it's not a bird, it's a rather marvellous text editor for KDE. very good in fact, it's now my editor of choice. has all the usual things like sytax highlighting, collapsible brackets/tags, you can also save projects so each time you open a project all your files pop up in tabs too, rather helpful.

anyhoo, as the last few posts had mentioned quanta,i felt compelled to post. The irregular crashing of Quanta has put me off it, same with bluefish too. kate is great, never crashed once and i'm sure if it did, she would load herslef back up with all my files that were conveniently saved before exiting...

sorry, i'm dribbling now, it's all tis talk of the lovely Kate.

Vim is also good, but (as mentioned by just about everyone in the world) Vim is hard to get used to. so is emacs for that matter.

I reckon (and this would p*ss a few people of to say the least) KDE should take apart Vim, give all those awkward commands some easier access and call it, wait for it, Kim!
lol sorry i couldn't resist.

see, i could play with Kate while slowly breaking in Kim, now that sounds good. lol, maybe i could even synchronise them using KitchenSync. ok pmsl.

#39 Arenium

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Posted 17 August 2005 - 04:28 AM

I reckon (and this would p*ss a few people of to say the least) KDE should take apart Vim, give all those awkward commands some easier access and call it, wait for it, Kim!
lol sorry i couldn't resist.

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Hahahaha, classic.

Still, what's the point? Just playing with GVim (along with this very quick and easy tutorial) is in my opinion the best way to learn Vim. I've toyed with emacs before, but was rather put off by the illogical keyboard combinations. I've known my fair share of Emacs purists, too, however. They're also the ones who wind up using Window Maker, or so it seems. :P


#40 neylitalo

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Posted 04 October 2005 - 03:47 AM

After much trial-and-error, I have discovered an IDE that is, in all aspects, beautiful. For those of you who have tried Maguma Workbench and said "I would love to use it - but I don't want to spend $90-$250", this is for you. Maguma Studio is a free IDE that is basically Workbench without all the little modules that make your life somewhat easier. Just a few of the little features of Maguma Studio:

- Syntax highlighting (naturally)
- PHP parsing, so you can test your scripts before deploying them
- Auto-indent code blocks (and RETURNS THE INDENT when you close the block!)
- Code-completion (with function syntax)
- USER-DEFINED function syntax - AMAZING!
- Open Source

And if you feel like spending $25, you can

- Use breakpoints
- Encode your code :)
- use CVS accounts
- manage your FTP servers

and probably more that I have yet to click on and see the "Only available in the Pro or Desktop versions etc. etc." dialog for.

And I believe it's out there for Linux as well - can anybody confirm this? I think they only allow you to download the file that matches your HTTP_USER_AGENT or something.

To learn about Maguma Studio - http://www.maguma.co...udio.502.0.html

You may have to register, but it's free and takes about 30 seconds. Find the download for Studio about halfway down the page at http://support.maguma.com/download

I know I'm going to dig up the $25 for the Pro version as soon as I can.
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