What editor do you use? 2008

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Which editor do you prefer to use?

TextPad
8
2%
phpDesigner
27
6%
EditPlus
11
2%
Notepad
14
3%
Homesite
2
0%
Crimson Editor
7
1%
Dreamweaver
110
23%
Notepad++
81
17%
Notepad2
6
1%
PHPEdit
10
2%
Vim/Vi
17
4%
Emacs/XEmacs
2
0%
nano/pico
0
No votes
Bluefish
2
0%
gEdit/gPHPEdit
9
2%
Kate
3
1%
XCode
2
0%
TextMate
11
2%
BBEdit
4
1%
Coda
11
2%
Eclipse
45
9%
JEdit
2
0%
Zend Studio
22
5%
Other
71
15%
 
Total votes: 477

lala
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Re: What editor do you use? 2008

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i'm using php editor now. before that i used dreamweaver
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Textmate. I LOVE it, if you are on a mac you have to try it out! It's fast, light-weight, and feature packed. You can customize shortcuts to auto complete blocks of code that you re use, and it comes with bundles of shortcuts to start with.

For isntance, I type for and hit tab, I get this:

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for ($i = 0; $i < ; $i++) 
{ 
	# code...
}
the first i is highlighted and as I type all 3 i's get updated. Then I hit tab and cursor jumps to the position after the <. Then tab again and #code is highlighted so I can start typing and overwrite it.

When I hit cmd+s to save a tooltip pops up letting me know if I have any syntax errors.

Again, if you are on a mac you just have to try textmate.
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Re: What editor do you use? 2008

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As per me the best among the editors is the Dreamviewer. It is a best in combination with the PHP. Most of the experts suggest that and it is really very good to have it. It is known for the features offered and that is fruitful for the users.
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Re: What editor do you use? 2008

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I like phpedit very much .I always do all my php and CSS with it.
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I am not sure for PHP beacuse I started learning it now its been a Week. But I work on ASP and I use EditPlus for that. Is EditPlus good option for coding PHP for begineers like me?
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jagannathg wrote:Is EditPlus good option for coding PHP for begineers like me?
For a beginner pretty much any editor would do, as far as it supports syntax highlighting for PHP/JS/HTML and is able to save files without a BOM marker (called 'UTF-8 Signature' in EditPlus).
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Notepad++ since I started.
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Re: What editor do you use? 2008

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JNettles wrote:Netbeans will probably become my primary prototyping tool here soon.
RobertGonzalez wrote:NetBeans will become my editor of choice as soon as they work out the issues of not being able to see into parent classes that live outside of the current project (like extending page controller abstract classes in a framework, for example). There are a couple of other little things that really annoy the hell out of me with it (like requiring an index.php file in order to make a project, empty line whitespace getting removed so you new lines don't line up, etc). Still, it is fast, light and very clean. I just need it to grow up a little more.
jayshields wrote:It seems like no one used NetBeans - I've been using that exclusively for a few months now. I have a few gripes but nothing to stop it being my favourite at the moment.
After a year of bugs with NuSphere and false promises, I switched to Zend Studio. If I didn't create my php files thru their stupid built in file manager, they weren't picked up by code completion.

I recently switched to netbeans. Wow. It has come a long way. It has better Zend Framework integration than Zend Studio itself. For Zend & Symphony for example, one hot key can take you from an action to a view, you can create controller actions thru a GUI, code completion is bi-directional from the controller to the view, so in the view you get code completions from all controller methods. One hotkey can show you what classes extend a given class, or which classes a given class is extending. The interface is boat loads cleaner than Zend Studio and boat loads faster. Search results are tabbed, so you can have many file searches running in parallel. I gave NuSphere & Zend both months or years, and I've been using neatbeans a couple of hours. Alt+Insert opens a code generation "thing" (it does a ton of stuff), you can map keyboard shortcuts to basically anything that doesn't yet have a keyboard shortcut, or customize keyboard shortcuts to your liking. It has integrated PHPUnit support, both to run the tests, and generate code coverage within the IDE. Code completion is very consistent (In Zend/Nusphere I'd have problems with completions in javascript, or CSS, etc.) Its very sleek. My only complaint would be it sucks at javascript, but it still beats out Zend & Nusphere in that area.

Just wanted to say thanks for the recommendation. Anyone who hasn't should check out the screencasts here: http://netbeans.org/kb/trails/php.html They even innovated word wrap (mosts IDEs let you turn it on & off, they have 3 values for that setting. Off. Wrap but obey word boundaries, or wrap in the middle of words.)
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Re: What editor do you use? 2008

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Yeah Netbeans++. It's great. Love the colors too.
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How did you get the dark background?
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I found a dark theme online some place but I had to spend a lot of time messing with the colors to get everything to look right. I'm not having the best luck trying to export it.
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At home I use dreamweaver on the mac, and then at work in a open source environment I use eclipse
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@josh Awesome, I'd never used Netbeans before, but I really like it. The built-in SVN is really cool. Before I was using Eclipse PDT, and it wasn't very good overall.
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@Alex you wrote it does not have plugin support (netbeans). It looks like it does, at least as of today (and a couple of the plugins I looked back dated back to 2008). Although eclipse definitely has more & better plugins, the constructs to port a plugin over appear to exist, however.
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