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Looking forward to seeing what you say.
But I am going to get started on PHP->FileMakerPro Unlim soon, I wil probable try another WYSIWYG editor (and end up back at 1st Page)
once i get the basics, i may take it into dreamweaver ultradev and play with it a bit more... then, it's back to the source code to clean it up...
I really like the (easily) customizable syntax hilighting for different types of documents in jEdit, and customizable collapsable code blocks. The problem is that it takes a year and five days to load, and when working on large files, with a high maximum undo level, memory consumption quickly becomes an issue (it's a java app). Even with active garbage collection, it's at like 30-40 megs. Because of this I almost always end up just using UE.
I also like the code libraries that you can actually build 100% by yourself. The commercial version has syntax highlight too, but that's just never been a keypoint to me.
Somebody mentioned footprint - I've found that UltraEdit is the one with the smallest footprint. I've actually managed to edit a 1Gb raw data table in it on a machine with max around 500M ram (don't recall the max amount, but i changed to 1G ram later and that was extreme by the standards of those days, now i'm down to 200M again). It actually does columns as well as rows (!) No, i couldn't process it in a database, had only MS bases (access and mssql) available at that point, they (both) crashed. Plus, it has the FTP-thang that NoteTab doesn't (and which i really don't need).
And, now i've heard sooo much good about that EditPlus and not just here, so that'll be the next one i try.
TJ - no i really don't like graphical editors, not even for complicated tasks. I like to be in control and feel that G.E.'s take control in stead of giving it. Plus, in stead of cleaning up code, you minimize workload by writing clean code from the start and having to run one program only.
Get rid of those point and click editors my friends. In the long run they are only going to slow you down.
Learn to code by hand and the world is yours. Rely on those programs to do it for you and you can only go so far.