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I was wondering what is the best PHP Editor to use that will allow in
program preview of the scripts.

I need one for the following two OSs:
Linux - KDE / Gnome
Windows 2000

I would like to be able to write a script and then preview it in the same
program without having to upload it to a website that is running mod_php

Thanks
Jul 17 '05 #1
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John,
I was wondering what is the best PHP Editor to use that will allow in
program preview of the scripts.

I need one for the following two OSs:
Linux - KDE / Gnome
Windows 2000

I would like to be able to write a script and then preview it in the same
program without having to upload it to a website that is running mod_php


For windows I use PHPEdit (www.phpedit.net) although it does not work on
*nix.

Otherwise you may want to look into the Zend IDE (www.zend.com or
PHPEd(www.nusphere.com).

Both of those have integrated debuggers, however as most debuggers are
you can preview your file but it wont be exactly the same as if it where
on the web. Reasons for this are because most of the time you do not
have a development database up and running, or the same exact types of
environmentals.

Mike
Jul 17 '05 #2
I ended up finding an editor called PHP Designer 2005 which looks a lot like
PHPEdit except that it is Freeware. I am not as interested in windows
editors as I am in KDE and Gnome PHP Editors since that is what I will be
converting all my machines to. A macosX version would be good to since thats
my laptop...
"Mike Willbanks" <pe****@gmail.c om> wrote in message
news:nU******** *********@fe03. lga...
John,
I was wondering what is the best PHP Editor to use that will allow in
program preview of the scripts.

I need one for the following two OSs:
Linux - KDE / Gnome
Windows 2000

I would like to be able to write a script and then preview it in the same program without having to upload it to a website that is running mod_php


For windows I use PHPEdit (www.phpedit.net) although it does not work on
*nix.

Otherwise you may want to look into the Zend IDE (www.zend.com or
PHPEd(www.nusphere.com).

Both of those have integrated debuggers, however as most debuggers are
you can preview your file but it wont be exactly the same as if it where
on the web. Reasons for this are because most of the time you do not
have a development database up and running, or the same exact types of
environmentals.

Mike

Jul 17 '05 #3
On Fri, 20 May 2005 18:05:49 +0000, John Smith wrote:
I was wondering what is the best PHP Editor


Vi, most definitely. Some misguided infidels even use Emacs, but "vi"
is definitely the best editor there is.

--
Demagogue: One who preaches a doctrine he knows to be untrue to
men he knows to be idiots.
H.L. Mencken

Jul 17 '05 #4
What about VIM... I ran into that and it looks great. But is there no editor
that has built in debuger and preview features?

"Mladen Gogala" <go****@sbcglob al.net> wrote in message
news:pa******** *************** *****@sbcglobal .net...
On Fri, 20 May 2005 18:05:49 +0000, John Smith wrote:
I was wondering what is the best PHP Editor


Vi, most definitely. Some misguided infidels even use Emacs, but "vi"
is definitely the best editor there is.

--
Demagogue: One who preaches a doctrine he knows to be untrue to
men he knows to be idiots.
H.L. Mencken

Jul 17 '05 #5

John Smith wrote:
I was wondering what is the best PHP Editor to use that will allow in
program preview of the scripts.

I need one for the following two OSs:
Linux - KDE / Gnome
Windows 2000

I would like to be able to write a script and then preview it in the same program without having to upload it to a website that is running

mod_php

If you're going to developing on Windows, install a local copy of
Apache and PHP (and probably MySQL) so you can check out your scripts
before uploading them. On Windows, you can use Topstyle Pro
<http://www.bradsoft.co m/topstyle/index.asp> to write your code. If you
have a local copy of Apache running, you can switch between the code
and the output very easily.

Ken

Jul 17 '05 #6
Ken,
If you're going to developing on Windows, install a local copy of
Apache and PHP (and probably MySQL) so you can check out your scripts
before uploading them. On Windows, you can use Topstyle Pro
<http://www.bradsoft.co m/topstyle/index.asp> to write your code. If you
have a local copy of Apache running, you can switch between the code
and the output very easily.


TopStyle's PHP integration is not very good, definitely not for
increasing a PHP developers speed.

No auto completion, everytime you save when in preview mode IE is the
integrated component and asks you to save, etc.

Mike
Jul 17 '05 #7
On 21 May 2005 12:10:16 -0700, Ken Robinson wrote:

John Smith wrote:
I was wondering what is the best PHP Editor to use that will allow in
program preview of the scripts.

I need one for the following two OSs:
Linux - KDE / Gnome
Windows 2000

I would like to be able to write a script and then preview it in the

same
program without having to upload it to a website that is running

mod_php

If you're going to developing on Windows, install a local copy of
Apache and PHP (and probably MySQL) so you can check out your scripts
before uploading them. On Windows, you can use Topstyle Pro
<http://www.bradsoft.co m/topstyle/index.asp> to write your code. If you
have a local copy of Apache running, you can switch between the code
and the output very easily.


I'm forced to use Dreamweaver (as some of my clients use DW templates)
but Topstyle is an *excellent* CSS editor. That it can be used as a
standalone editor shows how good it is.

Adam.
Jul 17 '05 #8
I suggest you use the open source IDE named Eclipse (www.eclipse.org),
with which you can download a PHP plugin to have a lot of
functionality. The site to search Eclipse plugins is
http://eclipse-plugins.2y.net/eclipse/index.jsp.

I have used it a little. My co-workers have used it a lot. Besides,
PHP, Eclipse is good for Java, Perl, shell, C, C++, Ruby, and many
other languages.

Jul 17 '05 #9

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