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the_dan
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Re: PHP Editor/IDE

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No code highlighting, autotabbing, or functions built in.
Its okay for a quick fix though.

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Re: PHP Editor/IDE

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so? i do all my php in notepad? why do you NEED all of that extra stuff, it doesnt add to the code.. so why bother
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Bizzeh wrote:so? i do all my php in notepad? why do you NEED all of that extra stuff, it doesnt add to the code.. so why bother
It makes it easier to differenetiate between comments, queries, functions etc. It also tells you if you have missed a quote or some braces or brakets. I' not saying I couldn't code without it, it just is much more efficiant with it.

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Mine includes FTP upload as well, which is an absolute life saver. I remember the time when I'd have to go hunting for the right directory in my FTP client, find the right file, wait for it to upload everytime i made a minor change.... and often forget one or two files as well. Now I just save the file and let WebCoder upload it for me whilst I work on the next file. The Preview function is also useful because I can just press the button to test my current page... very useful for debugging PHP syntax errors...

Admittedly I don't need the functions to be able to code... but it makes it a lot easier to concentrate on the coding rather than tabbing, uploading, finding the function references, opening the right files (Project pane lists all the files in the project I'm working on rather than resulting to Notepad's open... which won't even look at PHP/HTML by default anyway...) and previewing in different browsers.
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TextPad is nice for many things including PHP file editing (color-coded, etc.) when you have a syntax module loaded for PHP/HTML files (plus projects or workspaces supported).
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BBEdit
Bored as hell. May as well put myself through the (X)HTML validator to see how invalid I am.
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EditPad Classic, a free text editor. No special PHP features. It gets the job done perfectly for me- I'm not a PHP programmer so I don't need those features.

I did try out PHPEdit- I didn't like it at all, or rather, I didn't see what was so great about it.
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I tried out PHP Edit as well. I wasn't impressed.
Zend Studio is an excellent bit of software though.

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As far as free software goes, PHPEdit (which just released v1.0 about a week ago) is excellent. I've heard good things about Zend, but by the time I was really into PHP coding, I was also unemployed, so Zend (and pretty much anything else that cost money) was no longer an option.
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