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Trying to find a good PHP GUI, any suggeestions?

I am looking to get started using PHP and I am looking for a nice GUI to
use.
Basically I have been programing in Macromedia Director, and Macromedia
Flash for years now, and I have gotten spoiled by having auto code
formating, basic error checking, and a nice library of syntax with help
featured attached to them for when I am trying to hunt down the perfect
piece of syntax or trying to make sure I have used a piece of syntax
correctly.

Any suggestions? I know there a lot of PHP interfaces out there, and I have
no idea which ones are worth looking into.

Thanks tons for any advice you guys have for me.

Will Ferrer

Oct 3 '05 #1
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Macromedia Dreamweaver will help some. Does color coding and tooltips
showing function parameters. Still nothing like Director.

Oct 3 '05 #2
PHPDesigner 2005 (Freeware) http://www.mpsoftware.dk/
Eclipse + PHPEclipse (Open source) http://www.eclipse.org +
http://www.phpeclipse.de
DevPHP (Open source) http://devphp.sourceforge.net

DJ Craig wrote:
Macromedia Dreamweaver will help some. Does color coding and tooltips
showing function parameters. Still nothing like Director.

Oct 3 '05 #3
Will Ferrer wrote:
I am looking to get started using PHP and I am looking for a nice GUI to
use.
Basically I have been programing in Macromedia Director, and Macromedia

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Oct 3 '05 #4
On 3 Oct 2005 05:41:53 -0700, DJ Craig wrote:
Macromedia Dreamweaver will help some. Does color coding and tooltips
showing function parameters. Still nothing like Director.


I've been trialling DW8. It has code-collapsing (at LAST!) and a few
other doo-dads. No inbult debugger, but I never use one anyway.

You'll probably be familiar with the interface. I use it in text only
mode - with no fancy code re-writing options etc. - which makes it
probably the most expensive text editor around <hehehe>.

Also, I never bother with any of the "live data" options as I found
them pretty chronic to use.

On the *good* side ... file & site management functions are pretty
good. Syntax checkers are OK too.

Worth a trial at least.

Adam.
Oct 3 '05 #5
Will Ferrer wrote:
I am looking to get started using PHP and I am looking for a nice GUI to
use.


An IDE perhaps? If you want a GUI, look into php-gtk; hoever, since you
are looking to get started, I assume you mean an IDE (Integrated
Development Environment) or at the very least some kind of code editor.

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Oct 3 '05 #6
You definitely meant IDE, did you? no GUI will give you all the
features you need. I'd recommend you PhpED (www.nusphere.com) - it has
all that you mentioned plus code completion (it suggests you syntax as
you tipe) and a really nice debugger as well.

I'm using that one myself and I really love that one.

I believe you have to sign in for a trial, though

Oct 4 '05 #7
You definitely meant IDE, did you? no GUI will give you all the
features you need. I'd recommend you PhpED (www.nusphere.com) - it has
all that you mentioned plus code completion (it suggests you syntax as
you tipe) and a really nice debugger as well.

I'm using that one myself and I really love it.

I believe you have to sign in for a trial, though

Oct 4 '05 #8
http://notepad-plus.sourceforge.net/

This is the PHP editor I've been using for a long time.

In my opinion the Zend Studio is the best IDE for PHP, but it costs :)

Oct 4 '05 #9

st*****@gmail.com wrote:
In my opinion the Zend Studio is the best IDE for PHP, but it costs :)


I could argue here, but eventually it's all a question of taste :)

Oct 4 '05 #10
Will Ferrer wrote:
I am looking to get started using PHP and I am looking for a nice GUI to
use.
Basically I have been programing in Macromedia Director, and Macromedia
Flash for years now, and I have gotten spoiled by having auto code
formating, basic error checking, and a nice library of syntax with help
featured attached to them for when I am trying to hunt down the perfect
piece of syntax or trying to make sure I have used a piece of syntax
correctly.

Any suggestions? I know there a lot of PHP interfaces out there, and I
have no idea which ones are worth looking into.

Thanks tons for any advice you guys have for me.

Will Ferrer

http://www.ekenberg.se/php/ide/about_ide.php?label=what
Oct 4 '05 #11
Wow thanks for all the great feed back every one! I will start checking
those all out.

And yes I meant IDE (Sorry bout that).

once again thanks for all the help (nice change of pace from posting in a
macromedia news group ;).

W
Oct 4 '05 #12
Wow thanks for all the great feed back every one! I will start checking
those all out.

And yes I meant IDE (Sorry bout that).

once again thanks for all the help (nice change of pace from posting in a
macromedia news group ;).

W
Oct 4 '05 #13

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