| 4:30 pm on Sep 13, 2008 (gmt 0)|
Im new to php, and I like Dreamweaver, but I have not used the other 2.
| 11:23 pm on Sep 13, 2008 (gmt 0)|
Dreamweaver is your best bet for both html & php. There are better IDEs for php, but dreamweaver takes the cake for WYSIWYG design & html.
| 7:01 am on Sep 15, 2008 (gmt 0)|
I use Eclipse with PHPEclipse plugin
| 2:43 pm on Sep 15, 2008 (gmt 0)|
just use textpad, I hate programs helping with my code
| 6:09 pm on Sep 15, 2008 (gmt 0)|
I agree with jatar_k, i don't think those fancy editors do any help to a newbie. I use plain editors even for a big and complex code application. Any other thing and i get confused ;)
| 6:15 pm on Sep 15, 2008 (gmt 0)|
Easy editor to use.
| 6:17 pm on Sep 15, 2008 (gmt 0)|
The only thing that I like in a text editor is syntax highlighting. It makes it a tad bit easier to read. I use notepad++ for most of my coding on windows. I use vim on unix. Both support syntax highlighting.
| 8:57 am on Sep 16, 2008 (gmt 0)|
|just use textpad, I hate programs helping with my code |
Ditto. I also like the ability to save sessions and multi line find/replace is useful too. PSPad is my editor of choice.
| 10:00 am on Sep 16, 2008 (gmt 0)|
PHP Designer is great for syntax highlighting. Dreamweaver can't do that. PHP Designer also lets you manage your projects and find snippets of code/functions from other scripts even if they are not open. Using notepad is a great way to learn, but I like the colours of applications, it's easier on my eyes.
| 11:49 am on Sep 16, 2008 (gmt 0)|
I agree with jatar_k. I use the Crimson Editor a simple plain text editor. You can define projects, it has syntax highlighting for PHP, HTML, JS, CSS, etc.
Only the program is no longer maintained by its author.
| 12:35 pm on Sep 16, 2008 (gmt 0)|
|PHP Designer is great for syntax highlighting. Dreamweaver can't do that. |
Dreamweaver can't do syntax highlighting?! :o (I've not used DW myself)
I use Notepad++ mostly for HTML, CSS, JS and PHP these days.
I do, however, miss the IDE's you get with the likes of Delphi / VB / C++ etc... (for debugging, code completion etc.)
| 12:46 pm on Sep 16, 2008 (gmt 0)|
Linux: kdedev's kate
Windows: editplus (pay software)
|brotherhood of LAN|
| 12:56 pm on Sep 16, 2008 (gmt 0)|
agree re: syntax highlighting
the programs that offer you a tooltip about the function you're writing can also be helpful. I always used to forget the order of variables for str_pad....up til about the 1000th time.
| 4:46 pm on Sep 18, 2008 (gmt 0)|
Thanks for all the responses.
I had not tried notepad++ but now I have it installed and it has some features I can see will be really useful.
I can see the topic was interesting for us newbies, I would like to thank you all for your input.