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  • Dreamweaver

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  • Dreamweaver with Interakt php extensions

    2 1.92%
  • ActiveState Komodo

    4 3.85%
  • Zend Studio

    22 21.15%
  • PHP Designer 2005/2006

    17 16.35%
  • NuSpherePHPEd

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  • VS.Php for Visual Studio.net

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  • Emacs

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  • PHPEdit

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    What do you use to code PHP?

    Hi all,
    just a quick topic on what kind of enviroment you use to develop PHP applications. Whats your fav IDE or are you "hard core" and code with a text editor?.

    Cheers
    Steve

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    Sorry for double post. (mods plz delete).
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    I use DW for the syntax coloring.

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    NuSphere PHPed 4.

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    1- Wordpad (If it's a quick code)
    2- PHPDesigner (If it's something complex)

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    DW all the way but only code view. It's what i started on many moons ago and what I am familiar with.

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    I use Notepad++. It is like some of the above but it is mainly an advanced text editor that supports many coding languages.

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    I have to agree with some of the posts, I use to use dreamweaver, started using this for Xhtml, Css, Javascript elc, but quickly found that is not the greatest for php coding. So I've been giving PHP Designer a try.

    Cheers
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    Quote Originally Posted by steven_A
    I have to agree with some of the posts, I use to use dreamweaver, started using this for Xhtml, Css, Javascript elc, but quickly found that is not the greatest for php coding. So I've been giving PHP Designer a try.

    Cheers
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    This hit the nail on the head for me. I think DW is teriffic for many things, and it has some outrageously powerful features, but for php coding, diplomatically, it leaves a huge amount to be desired.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jake4974
    This hit the nail on the head for me. I think DW is teriffic for many things, and it has some outrageously powerful features, but for php coding, diplomatically, it leaves a huge amount to be desired.
    Thats why one off the surprises I've got from this poll, is that most people are coding PHP with Dreamweaver and without any PHP extensions......

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    PHP Designer Here. Though, I dont use much of their quick buttons...But I do like the overall functionality of the software.
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    Textpad - www.textpad.com

    no fancy functions, other than basic syntax highlighting

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    Used to use BBEdit. Then I tried the Zend Studio trial, and I was blown away.

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    I use dreamweaver.

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    I use Eclipse (with PHPEclipse) for big stuff, and Notepad++ for small stuff.
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    I used to be a Dreamweaver user (code editor is nice). However, I recently switched to Zend Studio and I love it.

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    I used to use phpedit but it was a bit unstable and then I went to php designer which I like.

    I tried a demo of dreamweaver but could not really get the hang of it and was using code view? all the time. I thought whats the point on laying a load of money out on some software that I only use part of and this can be done with cheaper/free software?

    I also tried some other software like crimsonedit which from memory started creating copys of files every where and some others that I didn't like the way they worked.

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    VIM - code completion, code folding, 3 years on and still learning... CLI, VI (VIM) just makes you think of your code as objects rather than text.

    Works on all platforms I use. My .vimrc is on of my prized possessions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by paulyG
    VIM - code completion, code folding, 3 years on and still learning... CLI, VI (VIM) just makes you think of your code as objects rather than text.

    Works on all platforms I use. My .vimrc is on of my prized possessions.
    how much time before you get the hang of VIM (complete newbie here )

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    Quote Originally Posted by spin.kill
    how much time before you get the hang of VIM (complete newbie here )
    I am so used to browsing through menus with my mouse to learn a program - that's the barrier for VIM methinks. for VIM cheatsheets and print one out. I mean, I need a cheatsheet just to navigate the help system.

    Once you've learnt the commands for the things you do frequently, you'll like it. But because I don't use it often (usually when I'm debugging apache or something and I just want to be over and done with it), I never learn anything new (because I can't be bothered remembering how to access the help system).

    In contrast, with "windows/menu" type programs I tend to learn new features without trying...

    So there's a VIM newbie point-of-view for ya!

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    I use Dreamweaver to code PHP/XHTML/CSS. Only the code view though - My sites usually look completely messed up in Design view, but fine in the browser so I steer clear from that.
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