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    what is the best php code editor?

    I want to ask about the best editor for php .
    i've found many editors like phpcoder, phped and zend studio.
    can you tell me what is the best one?
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    Well, your gonna get a load of different opinions on this, if you do a search that might help you too.

    Personally I use Dreamweaver MX. I hardly use it for wysiwyg, I just like the syntax highlighting
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    textpad pad is worth it if you are willing to buy it

    http://www.textpad.com

    nice syntax highlighting like dreamweaver. If you dont want to buy it i advise notepad
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    I know several people who use this:

    http://www.phpedit.com/. It's free.

    Me, I just use Notepad.
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    personally i use ultraedit (www.ultredit.com). While syntax highlighting is nice, the thing i find the most useful is the way it automatically adds tabs etc on each line.

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    ultraedit is loaded with features you would expect in an editor that costs well over $100 dollars.

    It even has an FTP feature which is quite useful!

    It's my personal favorite, and for $35.00, it's worth every penny and then some.
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    Thumbs up

    That link for ultraedit didn't go anywhere.

    I tried a few and now Iv'e settled on Editplus 2 . It does everything including ftp, highlighting, and I can use it for any type of file format.

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    thank u very much.
    i guess phpedit is a good one. also ultraedit is good

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    If you just want syntax highlighting, and like the idea of free software, try crimsoneditor or winsyntax.

    Personally, I use EditPlus 2. For some strange reason, I just like it more.

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    EditPlus 2!

    It's free, easy to use, feature filled... and I'm on my 280th day out of 30.. (errrr.. it's kind of a bug, I guess? )

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    [Edit: No, I didn't add a crack or anything, it's the downloaded copy.. it counts UP instead of DOWN, which is a problem.. it can't know when it's 0, so it goes up and up and never stops you Obviously a bug somewhere ]

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    I'm also a fan of Dreamweaver MX, but it's been giving me problems so I installed my old copy of Homesite 5 and have been liking it.
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    XEMACS for me

    This way I have the same keystrokes and everything whether I'm in Linux or Win.

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    Anyone up for Notepad with Syntax Highlighting?

    http://www.code-genie.com/

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    Originally posted by Jump
    That link for ultraedit didn't go anywhere.
    Try this one UltraEdit, I guess Azaar left out an 'e'.

    Personally I use NoteTab. While it lacks PHP syntax highlighting, which actually shouldn't be too big of a deal, it has some useful features like clips (short scripts that execute within the program, programmable or premade) and good regex search and replace functions. Basically just a handy beefed up version of Notepad.

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    notepad

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    Originally posted by Andrew-J2000
    notepad
    Anyone who just used notepad is either:
    1. Using a locked-down workstation
    2. A lunatic



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    Originally posted by Mincer


    Anyone who just used notepad is either:
    1. Using a locked-down workstation
    2. A lunatic


    Or just doesn't mind hand-coding, like myself.
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    I used to use Notepad in the beginning until I got Dreamweaver MX.

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    Originally posted by MobileBadBoy

    Or just doesn't mind hand-coding, like myself.
    I, like many others, hand code everything I do. But I at least use something with syntax highlighting. Why on earth you would choose not to, when there are many excellent free tools, is entirely beyond me. I guess that less productivity is key for you?

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    Because I've been doing it the same way for many years, and it hasn't bothered me yet. It's one of those if it aint broke dont fix it things.
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    Syntax highlighting doesn't improve productivity in any way. The only way to increase productivity is by using something like dreamweaver whereby it fills out things for you or the way you display the presentation layer. So it's basically just depends on how you display your templates.

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    Originally posted by Mincer

    Personally, I use EditPlus 2.I just like it more.
    Me too.

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    wow
    thanks for everyone.

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    Anyone who thinks Dreamweaver MX improves productivity must be smoking crack. That POS version of dreamweaver should have never made it past Macromedia's QA testers. I tested it out for use at my job, and could not get it to run through a whole day without crashing at least twice. And god forbid your FTP server doesn't have the world's best response time if you are using any of its remote server check-in/out features.

    Besides, a program like Dreamweaver doesn't really speed up productivity for PHP coding except for the simplest of tasks. You still have to hand-code anything more complicated than displaying the results of a database query. And the way DWMX writes the code is usually fairly retarded.

    Leave WYSIWYG editors to the graphic designers who create your templates. If your writing an application, use a code editor. Sure, notpad will work fine. I personnaly prefer something a bit more robust like Zend Studio (if you can deal with the slowness of a Java app) or even TextPad.

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    Originally posted by KillAllDash9
    Anyone who thinks Dreamweaver MX improves productivity must be smoking crack. That POS version of dreamweaver should have never made it past Macromedia's QA testers. I tested it out for use at my job, and could not get it to run through a whole day without crashing at least twice. And god forbid your FTP server doesn't have the world's best response time if you are using any of its remote server check-in/out features.

    Besides, a program like Dreamweaver doesn't really speed up productivity for PHP coding except for the simplest of tasks. You still have to hand-code anything more complicated than displaying the results of a database query. And the way DWMX writes the code is usually fairly retarded.

    Leave WYSIWYG editors to the graphic designers who create your templates. If your writing an application, use a code editor. Sure, notpad will work fine. I personnaly prefer something a bit more robust like Zend Studio (if you can deal with the slowness of a Java app) or even TextPad.
    I agree with you, i think DW MX isn't suitable for PHP projects; because of many reasons ... the most important one that it is difficult to use. for example; if you want to put an IF statement in your code using DW it will be like this:
    <?
    //your code
    <? if() ?>
    ?>
    it means that it will put the php tag <? ?>again!!!!
    i guess DW MX is excellent for html and web designing, but it is not for PHP programming.


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