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Stevesparty
08-26-2007, 05:52 PM
I am currently using notepad to write php scripts and I am getting quite sick and tired of it. I know there are better programs out there for writing code but I seem to be unable to find them. So my question is, what programs do you guys use to write code and would you recommend them for someone who is new at coding? Thanks.

CFMaBiSmAd
08-26-2007, 06:07 PM
I recommend Notepad++ - http://sourceforge.net/projects/notepad-plus/

ptmuldoon
08-26-2007, 06:09 PM
I'm still green at php, but I still do all of my coding in a plain text editor, since I think I learn better that way. I use Crimson Text Editor, which is a pretty good free program.

But php designer is a good pay application

mcjwb
08-26-2007, 06:11 PM
syntax highlighting text editors:
www.editplus.com (http://www.editplus.com)
www.jedit.org (http://www.jedit.org)

Open source Integrated Development Environment
www.eclipse.org (http://www.eclipse.org/)

PremiumBlend
08-26-2007, 06:29 PM
I use PHP Designer 2007, you can get the free version (Personal) here:

http://www.mpsoftware.dk/

Inigoesdr
08-26-2007, 06:33 PM
I use PHP Designer 2007, you can get the free version (Personal) here:

http://www.mpsoftware.dk/
Same, but I have the Professional version.

NancyJ
08-26-2007, 06:38 PM
Same, but I have the Professional version.

Same here, it really is very good. Theres a few quirks but overall I'm very happy with it.

mcjwb
08-26-2007, 06:40 PM
Just remembered Zend has a development environment, http://www.zend.com/products/zend_studio, anybody used it?

Inigoesdr
08-26-2007, 06:42 PM
I tried it a while back and didn't like it, but you should try all of them until you find one you like.

hardnrg
08-27-2007, 05:02 AM
Crimson Text Editor for me too.

I never liked programs like DreamWeaver because they always seemed so bloated for my needs. Having said that, I wish Crimson had some sort of tab-auto-complete function as you typed out a PHP function.

rafiki
08-27-2007, 04:05 PM
Same here, it really is very good. Theres a few quirks but overall I'm very happy with it.

me 3 im happy with it too

aedrin
08-27-2007, 04:40 PM
Surprised no one mentioned the free PHP editor made by the same people that make Zend Studio (Eclipse itself doesn't come with PHP features)

Eclipse PDT (http://www.eclipse.org/pdt/)

For all the programmers that advocate not reinventing the wheel, it's surprising that they all ignore how much potential is wasted developing an IDE from scratch. Eclipse supports a lot of programming efforts (PHP, Java, C, HTML, CSS, etc.).


Having said that, I wish Crimson had some sort of tab-auto-complete function as you typed out a PHP function.

This is the difference between a text editor and an IDE. A text editor will at most color your PHP to make it easier to read, an IDE will actually help you code.

meth
08-27-2007, 05:02 PM
I use DW here. Syntax hilighting and code tips for functions. Live data view is good for quick previews. Includes display in the split design view when doing UI stuff. If you forget about the serverside behaviours being there(only good for non-coders), it's a nifty editor.

fl00d
08-27-2007, 05:37 PM
I use notepad2. Has syntax highlighting which is really all I need. I think there is an option for it to close brackets for you but I've never used it or tried it out.

http://www.flos-freeware.ch/notepad2.html



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