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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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#121 Daniel0

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Posted 12 September 2007 - 07:14 PM

Yeah you say so, but I've seen plenty of examples where syntax highlighting would have given an error away in the help forums. It's not about relying on it. I can code without as well, but why make the work more difficult that necessary? Also, it's really annoying to read code if it is not properly formatted (i.e. indented) - I'm quite sure a lot of other people will agree with me on that one. Beyond being annoying it'll also make it harder, especially if you don't have more advanced features such as matching brackets and such.

#122 Daniel0

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Posted 12 September 2007 - 07:20 PM

Oh, and since you say Windows sucks then how come you're using Notepad?

The fact is that Windows sucks.



#123 adam_

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Posted 12 September 2007 - 07:33 PM

i voted other...

"Notepad++" is my weapon of choice

#124 Azu

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Posted 12 September 2007 - 07:38 PM

Yeah you say so, but I've seen plenty of examples where syntax highlighting would have given an error away in the help forums. It's not about relying on it. I can code without as well, but why make the work more difficult that necessary? Also, it's really annoying to read code if it is not properly formatted (i.e. indented) - I'm quite sure a lot of other people will agree with me on that one. Beyond being annoying it'll also make it harder, especially if you don't have more advanced features such as matching brackets and such.

Yeah well it works fine for me, and it's the fastest/least-bloated editor in Windows.

Oh, and since you say Windows sucks then how come you're using Notepad?

Are you really dumb, or just playing dumb? In any case, read the rest of the post so you don't make yourself look so stupid. I'm not going to repeat myself here just to please you, sorry.

In any case, I'm pretty sure the poll meant best editor used in WINDOWS, since almost all of the editors listed only works in WINDOWS.


In Linux, I would use vi. So there.

#125 Daniel0

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Posted 12 September 2007 - 08:59 PM

Oh, and since you say Windows sucks then how come you're using Notepad?

Are you really dumb, or just playing dumb? In any case, read the rest of the post so you don't make yourself look so stupid. I'm not going to repeat myself here just to please you, sorry.

In any case, I'm pretty sure the poll meant best editor used in WINDOWS, since almost all of the editors listed only works in WINDOWS.


Huh, what are you talking about?

Dreamweaver works for Mac too. Komodo is for Linux and Mac as well. Eclipse works for Linux and Mac as well. Quanta Plus is exclusive to Linux. Vi(m) is for Linux as well and is more often associated with Unix than Windows. BBedit is exclusive to Mac. Zend Studio is for Linux and Mac as well. That's 64% of the editors you could select from that are either not exclusively available to Windows or not available to Windows at all.

Perhaps you should do your research a little better before calling people dumb and stupid so you won't end up looking stupid yourself.

Besides, I'm not going to read nine pages of whatever arbitrary editor people like.

Also, it still doesn't explain why you'd use Notepad when you think Windows sucks. It doesn't make sense to have Windows installed (and use it) if you think it sucks.

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Posted 12 September 2007 - 09:44 PM

Nevermind. Forget it. I don't want to talk about it anymore it's making me lose my temper x_x sorry

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Posted 14 September 2007 - 09:41 AM

And here is exibit A, the reason for M$ dominance in the world.

People say they don't like something, yet carry on using it! Seriously, if your car was rubbish you would change it, if your mobile was rubbish you would change it.

Why be any different with OS?



#128 Azu

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Posted 15 September 2007 - 06:41 AM

That's the problem with monopolies, they take away your choice. If you want to be a gamer, you have to use Windows. Or mess around with (potentially illegal) emulation software (E.G. wine), that may or may not work, and probably has serious performance penalties.

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#129 aredesigner

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Posted 28 September 2007 - 10:22 AM


I didn't try many php editors, but for me the best are Zend Studio (www.zend.com) and Codelobster php edition (www.codelobster.com). They are similar.  But Codelobster is smaller and has more handy interface.
And free.
Tried also Dreamviewer, but didn't like it.

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Posted 09 October 2007 - 09:54 AM

i voted other...

"Notepad++" is my weapon of choice


agreed, Notepad++ Ownz  ;D

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Posted 24 October 2007 - 03:36 PM

after using dreamweaver professionaly XP style progin with syncronisation is quite good
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Posted 27 October 2007 - 12:39 AM

I've been using EditPlus for a long time.  I'll probably upgrade to ZDE, although I'll still use EditPlus for my Javascript, SQL, and CSS for the syntax highlighting.


I thought I was the only one. Unless a miracle happens ( :P ) I think I will always use EditPlus, so far I've used it probably 3 years now. Great and very underrated program.
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#133 peranha

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Posted 27 October 2007 - 01:20 AM

Notepad++ is what I use.  So far it is the best I have found.
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Posted 19 November 2007 - 11:50 PM

phpDesigner 2007 5.5.2 is my favourite. I've also used Notepad++ but I like Designer better because it can list functions within a class as well as the parameters for functions.
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#135 Azu

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Posted 20 November 2007 - 01:06 AM

I've been using EditPlus for a long time.  I'll probably upgrade to ZDE, although I'll still use EditPlus for my Javascript, SQL, and CSS for the syntax highlighting.


I thought I was the only one. Unless a miracle happens ( :P ) I think I will always use EditPlus, so far I've used it probably 3 years now. Great and very underrated program.

=o thanks for telling about. I think I'll keep using notepad for my PHP but I definitely have use for EditPlus. I can open up a 300 megabyte .SQL file in it in like 5 seconds, and do a mass Find&Replace like, INSTANTLY instead of it taking an hour.
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Posted 28 November 2007 - 05:08 PM

Notepad is by far the best :P

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Posted 28 November 2007 - 05:55 PM

Vim all the way!

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Posted 28 November 2007 - 05:58 PM

Vim all the way!


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Posted 28 November 2007 - 07:14 PM

I can't seem to get the hang of vim, though I haven't really had the time to sit down and learn it - I'm sure it's great, from what I have heard, almost everything is done with keyboard shortcuts - Which is my kinda game, but finding the time to learn them...

I'm now currently using Bluefish - Out of the handful of editors I have tried under Ubuntu, it works the best for me, though not perfect. I find that it takes a couple of seconds to open files regardless of their size...

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Posted 28 November 2007 - 08:00 PM

Some time ago I knew the basics of emacs, but I can't do crap in it now.  Vi is what I use now when forced to edit files in a terminal, simply because I remember the basic commands from when I was first introduced to it years ago.  I think the thing that makes Vi difficult, and possibly Vim, is the idea of jumping in and out of text-editing mode.  It seems so unnatural if you grew up in the windows world, but you do get used to it.

I use Zend for work by the way.  It's great except for one minor quirk, which irritates the Hell out of me.  It has back and forward buttons on the toolbar which would be awesome if they just cycled through files in the order you viewed them.  But instead they go through every. single. cursor. position.  If you just type out a string, you do not want to click a button 30 times to get back to the previous file you were editing.  If the tabs for open files never changed positions, it wouldn't be half bad because you would always know where the file's tab was, but they move around.  If there was a keyboard shortcut to jump back and forth between two files it would be forgivable as well (editplus has this feature and I love it).

I use eclipse at home and it runs great under linux; it was very sluggish under windows.  The only complaint I have with it is the intellisense (yah I know thats the MS version, I can't think of the other name right now) doesn't close after certain character strokes, like } ), etc.  What happens is I type a variable name in an if statement, the popup list appears, I finish typing the variable and close the if statement, but the list is still there.  Then because I'm not longer editing a variable or function name, the list goes to the beginning and I have to remember to hit escape before I hit enter or it plugs an unwanted bit of text into my code.  Then I have to go back and delete it before I can continue typing.

So far the best IDE I've ever used is the one that came with MS Visual C++ 6.0.  God I miss that IDE.

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