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Editor for PHP
What do you use?
joshie76

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Msg#: 15 posted 8:55 pm on Feb 13, 2002 (gmt 0)

I've always used Homesite and InterDev for .asp development but now I'm planning a foray into PHP I was wondering what you might recommend as a good text editor for PHP, preferably with some nice colourful syntax highlighting (so, no, not notepad;))

Josh

 

EliteWeb

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Msg#: 15 posted 8:57 pm on Feb 13, 2002 (gmt 0)

I still use Allaire Homesite for PHP ;)

circuitjump

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Msg#: 15 posted 9:11 pm on Feb 13, 2002 (gmt 0)

Same here.
I use Allaire ... well Macromedia Homesite.

It's a really good editor for PHP.

littleman

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Msg#: 15 posted 9:23 pm on Feb 13, 2002 (gmt 0)

Nedit [nedit.org] is very nice.

gethan

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Msg#: 15 posted 12:35 am on Feb 14, 2002 (gmt 0)

Gvim - (vi based)

[vim.org...] - I use it for everything - and its free. Includes pretty syntax colors for just about everything.

Air

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Msg#: 15 posted 2:41 am on Feb 14, 2002 (gmt 0)

Nedit and sometimes Kwrite (Kwrite is for KDE only as far as I know)

Tapolyai

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Msg#: 15 posted 2:43 am on Feb 14, 2002 (gmt 0)

CodeGenie comes with HTMl, PHP, Java, Javascript help files. Excellent text editor.

jatar_k

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Msg#: 15 posted 6:12 am on Feb 14, 2002 (gmt 0)

textpad does all my coding needs. BBedit is better but I am confined to a PC.

joshie76

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Msg#: 15 posted 9:12 am on Feb 14, 2002 (gmt 0)

Well shake my legs and call me monkeh!

HomeSite 4.5.2 already has syntactical highlighting for PHP. I just assumed it didn't because there's no php option on the QuickBar.

Is there a plug-in you can get for HS that adds some PHP stuff to the QuickBar?

Josh

Josk

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Msg#: 15 posted 9:55 am on Feb 14, 2002 (gmt 0)

What about vi...? (Ducking and running)

sugarkane

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Msg#: 15 posted 10:21 am on Feb 14, 2002 (gmt 0)

> What about vi

Hehe... XEmacs [xemacs.org] with php-mode [sourceforge.net] ;)

toadhall

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Msg#: 15 posted 10:24 pm on Feb 20, 2002 (gmt 0)

Editplus. User Tools allows running scripts from the editor. Editable templates, syntax pref. and auto completion files. Editable syntax highlighting. Clip text for CSS 1 & 2, HTML 3.2 & 4, ANSI, SSI, and Control Characters. Match brace searching. Find and replace editing. Blah, blah. Try it.

Brett_Tabke

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Msg#: 15 posted 2:03 pm on Feb 20, 2002 (gmt 0)

Big thumbsup for EditPlus too. Fast and light with about every option I can use.
I wish it has some better kb macros, but what is there will do.

EliteWeb

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Msg#: 15 posted 4:51 pm on Jun 4, 2002 (gmt 0)

Editplus was what I used while working for another company, forgot about that one, formatted things very nice including PHP - Im gonna download it again today :)

jatar_k

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Msg#: 15 posted 5:02 pm on Jun 4, 2002 (gmt 0)

I use textpad or bbedit

Nick_W

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Msg#: 15 posted 5:34 pm on Jun 4, 2002 (gmt 0)

Vim ¦ For everything!

Nick

lorax

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Msg#: 15 posted 7:08 pm on Jun 5, 2002 (gmt 0)

I use Nusphere's PHP Advantage for all my code level work.

txbakers

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Msg#: 15 posted 8:34 pm on Jun 5, 2002 (gmt 0)

I noticed that Dreamweaver MX has support for PHP now.

lorax

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Msg#: 15 posted 1:38 am on Jun 6, 2002 (gmt 0)

I noticed that Dreamweaver MX has support for PHP now.

So I've heard. Haven't tried it yet but will within the next month or so.

Dpeper

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Msg#: 15 posted 1:57 am on Jun 6, 2002 (gmt 0)

Homesite and textpad!

TeddyBare69

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Msg#: 15 posted 1:58 am on Jun 6, 2002 (gmt 0)

I found the coolest editor. Html-kit located at [chami.com...] . It looks a lot like the concept HotDog was trying to pull off. The main difference is they did it right. It is totaly free and has a plugin for everything from a thesaurous to creating javadocs plus all the standard tool bars for all the html,css,java,javascript,etc... keyword syntax. It also does keyword completion and that is only some of the features. I found it about a month ago and I have never been happier. It has almost converted me from a die hard 10 year vi addict. :-)

Lisa

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Msg#: 15 posted 2:32 am on Jun 6, 2002 (gmt 0)

Yes, Homesite v5

- Color syntax highlighting
- Remote edit via FTP
- PHP function insight
- Tons of shortcut keys!
- Tag editors for all HTML elements
- Build-in CSS creator
- Validator Built in
- Image Map Editor
- Code Sweeper
- Spell Check
- Code collapsing
- Auto-backup recovery
- Extended Search and Replace

Can there be anything more perfect? :) I don't think so.

The only feature not done on my dream list is remote edit via sftp.

David

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Msg#: 15 posted 6:29 pm on Jun 7, 2002 (gmt 0)

I use Quanta Gold .. Linux Version

ergophobe

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Msg#: 15 posted 10:19 pm on Jun 17, 2002 (gmt 0)

I've tried a bunch including most of those mentioned here except Homesite. For a while I was sold on Kommodo and would still recommend it, but it's expensive. Even with a paid version of Kommodo, though, I've pretty much switched to exclusive use of HAPedit. Features:

- free
- syntax highlighting
- popup code completion (all native PHP functions and vars, plus user-defined vars in all open docs and all docs linked via "include" or "require" in the current doc.
- code hint (syntax hints)
- regex searches
- multi-doc search and replace
- integrated FTP
- PHP "compilation" (shows resulting code)
- page info (similar info to Brett's page size checker)
- brace matching (i.e. highlights matching (), {}, [])
- doesn't touch the registry - simple install and uninstall - just erase the files.
- even beta versions are generally pretty stable (available only to those who subscribe to newsletter).

It's free but virtually unknown because it was only in French for a long time. I'm so sold on it I've started helping the developer translate his newsletter for beta testers.

twisty

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Msg#: 15 posted 11:38 pm on Jun 17, 2002 (gmt 0)

+1 for TextPad with syntax file for making it look nice, i think the php syntax file is a seperate download.

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