cs_geek — 2010-10-16T19:46:49-04:00 — #1
I'm looking for simple PHP editor that has the following features:
1- word completion
2- debugging lines of code
3- simple and light and good in organising files
4- cross-platform (not required but better if it's avaiable)
5- ability to save code snippets to use them later (not required but better if it's avaiable)\
6- specialized for PHP.
cs_geek — 2010-10-19T08:47:10-04:00 — #2
I have just downloaded NetBeans and I'm going to try it.
cs_geek — 2010-10-19T04:06:00-04:00 — #3
I found this one: http://editra.org
I liked it, but it just needs code completion and debugger. Anyone know something simple like this which contains debugger and word completion feature?
lorenw — 2010-10-17T08:31:33-04:00 — #4
I use DW because it has the snippets window. I has syntax highlighting and the basics.
As far as debugging, print_r and echoing out vars is pretty much it.
cs_geek — 2010-10-17T06:57:25-04:00 — #5
Anyone tried Dreamweaver? does it provide debugging for PHP?
cs_geek — 2010-10-19T09:19:24-04:00 — #6
Which one is better? NetBeans or Eclipse?
logic_earth — 2010-10-18T22:31:55-04:00 — #7
Thousands of these questions and millions on responses...but I guess I'll add mine again...I use Komodo IDE (Paid for, there is a free version called Edit) it pretty much covers your list except for 6. It Specializes in multiple languages not just PHP. Plus I like having the ability to have to files open at once side by side.
oddz — 2010-10-18T22:19:11-04:00 — #8
I hate Dreamweaver. I will honestly admit I look down on people who call themselves developers who use Dreamweaver. There is just much more appropriate software out there such as; Eclipse, Netbeans, etc for programming purpose. Dreamweaver, is really good for one thing, translating design mock-ups into horrible, automated code. If I were in the position to hire people and someone told me they used Dreamweaver, I'd probably end the interview at that instant. To me it just demonstrates a really poor decision, inability to change or improve. Go with Eclipse, Netbeans or if your able to afford it, Zend Studio. Never tried Bluefish, I prefer Ecplise myself, though I would use Zend Studio in a heart beat if it were an option where I work.
wheeler — 2010-10-18T21:45:40-04:00 — #9
+1 for Netbeans, you can get a PHP addon which gives you lots of nice features like autocomplete, parsing, and its cross-platform.
I made the switch from Dreamweaver about a year ago and never looked back. Dreamweaver is great for front end HTML and CSS, not at all great for programming.
cs_geek — 2010-10-17T14:34:38-04:00 — #10
Have you tried Bluefish? I have downloaded it but it seems that it does not work with Windows!
I need a really light one, I mean by light that it should be quick in response to code enteries (by highlighting and code completion).
force — 2010-10-17T01:16:09-04:00 — #11
Eclipse PDT is close, but might not hit every point exactly. I'm not sure on #5, though you could just have a separate project folder for code snippets.
ahundiak — 2010-10-17T09:17:26-04:00 — #12
NetBeans is an alternative to Eclipse. I use both and think they are about the same.
anthonysterling — 2010-10-19T04:26:41-04:00 — #13
There appears to be a lot of (good) noise in the community surrounding PHPStorm, and its upcoming second version.
It might be worth a look.
cs_geek — 2010-10-18T22:46:10-04:00 — #14
I have downloaded komodo, it seems to be OK but the auto-completion feature is quite slow. I need something which resposnse quickly at this feature!
cs_geek — 2010-10-18T22:49:05-04:00 — #15
Anyone tried Rapid PHP?
I will download it now