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Old 05-20-2009, 02:26 PM
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Question PHP Editor/IDE

Which editor do you guys use for web development? Why?

My favorite two are an old version of TruStudio (Eclipse), and Komodo.
 
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Old 05-21-2009, 06:46 AM
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I personally use Visual Studio 08 for .NET

and then EditPlus II for PHP/regular HTML editing.

Eclipse, so you must develop in Java?
 
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Old 05-21-2009, 08:13 AM
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Nah, TruStudio is an older PHP port of Eclipse. There are newer ones too.
 
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Old 05-21-2009, 09:58 AM
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I use PHP Expert Editor for editing PHP as for other files and scripts i use Notepad++
I usually test them in Dreamweaver afterwards.
 
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Old 05-25-2009, 10:04 PM
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I use PHP,

best software is Dreamwavr or Zend or notepad2
 
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Old 05-26-2009, 08:10 AM
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I believe that if you can code (in any language) using just Notepad or a plain text editor with a nice interface, you will be 10x+ better than the next guy who uses an IDE with IntelliSense or the like.
 
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Old 05-26-2009, 02:26 PM
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I believe that if you can code (in any language) using just Notepad or a plain text editor with a nice interface, you will be 10x+ better than the next guy who uses an IDE with IntelliSense or the like.
Define a "plain text editor with a nice interface". Class/library outlines? Proper debugging? SCC tools? Code completion? Jump-to-declaration buttons? Snippets?

Yes, being able to code with notepad is great. That's a given. However, not using tools because you think they are cheating or you don't understand how to use them is just silly. They are there to save time, not code for you. Getting 10x less work done? I'd say it's around 1.5x more, if anything.

Some libraries or platforms have a huge API and either you memorize all those methods (could be thousands, could be 20), keep the documentation handy (slow), or you start typing and have it show you the matches.
 
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Old 05-26-2009, 04:01 PM
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I believe that if you can code (in any language) using just Notepad or a plain text editor with a nice interface, you will be 10x+ better than the next guy who uses an IDE with IntelliSense or the like.
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... However, not using tools because you think they are cheating or you don't understand how to use them is just silly. They are there to save time, not code for you. Getting 10x less work done? I'd say it's around 1.5x more, if anything.

Some libraries or platforms have a huge API and either you memorize all those methods (could be thousands, could be 20), keep the documentation handy (slow), or you start typing and have it show you the matches.
The problem is, NOT understanding what the tools available do and how to fix them when they don't work. This is where knowing how to code without the use of tools is beneficial.

There are so many sites out there where people put in coding from these tools/other sites that are broken, not cross browser compliant or stall the loading of the site (including but not limited to Digg, Google Ads, widgets, etc.) it is most frustrating surfing the net.

Try surfing with script error reporter turned on some time.
 
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Old 05-26-2009, 07:49 PM
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Don't get me wrong, ASP.NET is a hard framework to know which the thousands upon thousands of methods and classes. Using the VS IDE is a MUST!

But, regardless, you do not need the IDE to successfully make an application, only knowledge of the language itself and the compiler.

Knowing how to successfully code an application without the use of an IDE will make you a better coder, and a more efficient one at that. You will not have to "use" the IDE as much when you already know what you are coding and don't need to find methods all the time.
 
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Old 05-27-2009, 11:19 AM
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The Zend Studio series are very good.
Also for quick file edition I use Notepad2. It's very useful and fast to open.
 
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Old 05-29-2009, 02:50 PM
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I used to use NuSphere PHPed. It was great, but then I switched to Mac and now I use Coda. They're both great.
 
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Old 05-31-2009, 07:39 AM
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I'm not long in the coding business, just started about six months ago but found visual web developer 2008 express great got asp.net and html. It's not so good with php though.
 
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Old 05-31-2009, 11:26 AM
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I use Notepad++ for most of my web design related editing - css, html, php, python...
 
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Old 06-02-2009, 10:00 PM
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for me it depends on the project, if it is a large project I'll use dream weaver but if not, notepad ++.....
 
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Old 06-03-2009, 11:28 AM
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I just use dreamweaver in code view... I use it because it has the FTP built in and makes uploading and testing stuff super easy.

+ I can do multiple sites by selecting them from drop-down.

I never use any of the "bonus" features in DW for coding.
 
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Old 06-03-2009, 11:35 PM
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phpDesigner 2008

engInSite would be second best probably.
 
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Old 06-04-2009, 01:00 AM
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Dreamweaver is my choice
 
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Old 06-08-2009, 12:38 AM
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call me old fashion but i still use a regular old text editor to do my php..lol..i really should upgrade
 
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Old 06-09-2009, 02:23 AM
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I use notepad++ to write all codes. It is good and easy to use.
 
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