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Many ppl say dreamweaver is a good editor. My opinion is that dreamweaver is too heavy as a program an has too many options that u dont even need... and its very expesive to buy. My option is to use [b]Maguma Studio[/b] Very good editor (not free but am using it for nearly 6 months for free and it doesnt lock)

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I use DevPHP. I've tried all the free editors suggested in this thread, but I'll be sticking with DevPHP because it has the most intelligent syntax highlighter.

http://devphp.sourceforge.net/

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[quote author=obsidian link=topic=119433.msg489569#msg489569 date=1166707391]
http://notepad-plus.sourceforge.net/uk/site.htm (Notepad++)
[/quote]

That's what I use and have used for the past year or so.

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So far, my favorite editor has been Dreamweaver

Although it's the only one I've really used.....a lot
and I can't get enough of the RegEx find and replace feature.  I don't kow what I'd do without it

Anyone of these editors have this feature...I'd like to try something else.  Dreamweaver's annoying to install, even though it's just Next next next but it seems like it installs way too much and takes too long for me to motivate myself to install it again after reformatting which I've done.

Can I get this feature from eclipse

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I read through all the posts and didn't see e so I'll throw it out there.

[url=http://www.e-texteditor.com/]http://www.e-texteditor.com/[/url]

It's very similar to Textmate, so if you use Windows you have an alternative. It will edit pretty much anything. I use it for Rails development mostly.

Jeremy

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My favorite by far, especially for the built in FTP support.

[quote author=KingPhilip link=topic=119433.msg489720#msg489720 date=1166721747]
http://www.chami.com/html-kit/ (HTML-Kit)
http://www.chami.com/html-kit/plugins/ (Plugins for HTML-Kit -- very useful :D)
[/quote]

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I seriously recommend PHP Designer 2008, it's not free - but it's not expensive and it's worth the price.

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http://geany.uvena.de/

Incredibly light weight but the syntax highlighter is super customizable; tell it to highlight a certain file extension a certain way and it will, no questions. Not limited to just PHP either...

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Crimson Editor for Win

Quanta Plus for Linux

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I use Dreamweaver for basic HTML, tables, layouts, forms and CSS. I think its great for these because of the Design/Split view mode.

For PHP and others I use Zend.

 

I only descovered Zend Studio a few months ago and i'm pleased to say that it's made the PHP coding alot easier.

I've also been playing around with Zend Guard and Zend Optimizer... great products.

 

I've recently, based on your posts, tryed Eclipse. It's also a great product. I'm amazed its free :D

I'm can't point out why but I still prefer tu use Zend for PHP coding.

 

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Didn't see a mention of NetBeans- the 6.5 beta just came out with support for PHP.  It's got the typical features like code-completion, FTP, debugging support etc... and also has a pretty decent SQL editor and database explorer.  The download is also relatively small (20mb for OSX).  There're some bugs here and there, but hey it's a beta.

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+1 for Notepad++, my favourite so far. I found Eclipse to be a memory hog and become relatively slow. Also can take a while to load up. Notepad++ is fast, efficient and has many good plug-ins and a *fairly* good community.

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I personally like NuSphere PhpED, I have tried almost everyone listed and it pretty much is the best out for new and advanced users. 

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Just to let you all know

NetBeans 6.5 is now Generally Available. So if you were afraid of beta/RC versions, now it's good time to grab the final release and see if you like it :)

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if you're content with a very basic editor, PSPad is very nice. It's lite and customizable with scripts, it also has good syntax highlighting.

 

Very good but not free: phpEd

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ive used dreamweaver before and i think it is the best. but i cant afford it so i use html kit. its a very good free tool

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My favorite editor is without a doubt Eclipse PDT.

 

@zanus: There's a plugin called Regex Util. Haven't tried it myself, but i'll install it now and I'll come back with a "report" when I've tried it out

 

It is a eclipse plugin to help create regular expressions (regex). The goal is to make it as easy and as fast as possible to create regex. Main features: full highlighting of regular expression syntax including bracket matching and error detecting; tooltips will be shown when the mouse is over a part of the regex; generation of string literals based on the regexp' date=' e.g. "(x)" becomes "(x)"; Search for regular expression and highlight matches.; LiveEval evaluates your regular expression while you are typing.[/quote']

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From what I've experienced so far it works pretty well... when i hold the mouse over the pattern it displays information about that part and so on.. Thanks for making me look up this plugin. I have little to no knowledge about regex, so this will be really usefull for me!

 

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also what i like is the direct access to the function list inside Eclipse.. you can highlight a function in your document and press Shift+F2 and it'll open the online manual page for that function.. as well as a full listview of all functions

 

like several people here including me has said already... Eclipse PDT is a great editor

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i'm using Rapid PHP 2010 now. cool. its just like PHP Designer but loads a lot faster. no code folding but well, i'm loving the code explorer, and fast loading. never try the debug though.

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My vote goes for Notepad Plus Plus (Notepad++).

It`s free, not huge in size, have a lot of languages aviable like php,html etc etc.  :)

Much more functions i haven`t try :D

 

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CodeGear Delphi for PHP ftw

 

Interesting choice.. Don't know why it should cost like so though.

 

VIM + PHP syntax hilighting ftw.

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VIM + PHP syntax hilighting ftw.

 

You can integrate that with PHP Unix man pages as well to get the full documentation.

 

pear channel-discover doc.php.net
pear install doc.php.net/pman

 

Now you should be able to access PHP documentation like pman strpos. Then it's just a matter of setting keywordprg to pman for PHP files in vim.

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