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A good editor

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Hi,

I want to do some Web development using HTML, Javascript, PHP and MySQL.
Does anybody recommend any good editors to use in this Web development.
Something that works well and makes development faster and easier but
doesn't take away the power of writing code?

Nick
Jul 17 '05 #1
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sure,
if you are working on linux try Kdevelop or Quanta.
if on windows: try Zend Studio (zend.com) or macromedia homesite
on mac you can use quanta as well (I think) or use mac's build-in solutions

regards
andrew

Hi,

I want to do some Web development using HTML, Javascript, PHP and MySQL.
Does anybody recommend any good editors to use in this Web development.
Something that works well and makes development faster and easier but
doesn't take away the power of writing code?

Nick


Jul 17 '05 #2

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Andrzej Bednarczyk <an*****@kreo9.NOSPAM.com> wrote in
news:40******@news.home.net.pl:
if on windows: try Zend Studio (zend.com) or macromedia homesite


Or the *excellent* PHPEdit, available from http://www.phpedit.net.
It's free for personal or academic use.

Regards,
Wald
Jul 17 '05 #3

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wald wrote:
Or the *excellent* PHPEdit, available from http://www.phpedit.net.
It's free for personal or academic use.


Don't try it at all - it's a waste of time. I tried a lot of php
editors, but phpEdit was definitely one of the worst. It's slow, it's
buggy and it's to big. It may have all the features you want, but there
are a lot more, you don't want. It's impossible to work with that thing.

If money doesn't matter try nusphere phpEd, it's definitely the best,
but if you don't have 500$, try ultraEdit. It costs 35$, is even faster
than notepad and has everything you need.

greetings Christian
Jul 17 '05 #4

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Christian Fersch wrote:
try ultraEdit. It costs 35$, is even faster
than notepad and has everything you need.


I second that.

* Column mode (edit multiple lines) - one of the things that I use
constantly. Great for indenting a large block of code when you forget
that it should have been in some kind of conditional or loop statement.

* Macros - have tasks that you perform constantly? Create a macro so you
only have to press one key. I've got a block of code that I use a lot
for different projects dealing with the loading of configuration vars. I
just run my macro, and change a single filename, and my config loading
code is implemented with only a few keystrokes.

* Custom syntax highlight files - This has been one of the biggest
timesavers for me. I created a PHP language file with all only the
functions that were supported on the production server and the methods
in my CMS. If the function doesn't turn blue in my editor, I can't use
it for my project - very handy.

* Multiple languages - I use UE for php, html, css, javascript, perl and c.

* Open file Tabs - great for having multiple files open at once.

* Find/Replace in files - search and/or replace things in files - either
open or in a directory. Supports regex (unix like or a special UE markup)

I work at an advertising agency where there are all Macs. The only
reason I am on Windows still is because of UE. I haven't found a Mac
editor that has all the features and flexibility that I use from UE.

--
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Jul 17 '05 #5

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Try kate if you are on linux.
Jul 17 '05 #6

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Christian Fersch wrote:

wald wrote:
Or the *excellent* PHPEdit, available from http://www.phpedit.net.
It's free for personal or academic use.


Don't try it at all - it's a waste of time. I tried a lot of php
editors, but phpEdit was definitely one of the worst.

... snip ...

If money doesn't matter try nusphere phpEd, it's definitely the
best, but if you don't have 500$, try ultraEdit. It costs 35$,
is even faster than notepad and has everything you need.


For a programmer's editor for Windows take a look at Zeus:

http://www.zeusedit.com/lookmain.html

Just some of the programming features include:

+ Code completion and intellisensing
+ Integrated class browser
+ Project/workspace management
+ Fully configurable syntax highlighting
+ Seamless FTP editing
+ Integrated version control using the Microsoft Source Code
Control (SCC) interface, including CVS integration.
+ Quick Help context sensitive help engine

Jussi Jumppanen
http://www.zeusedit.com
Jul 17 '05 #7

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Justin Koivisto <sp**@koivi.com> wrote:
Christian Fersch wrote:
try ultraEdit. It costs 35$, is even faster
than notepad and has everything you need.


I second that.

<snip features>

Looks nice indeed.

Now, before I pay that license fee, what has UltraEdit that PsPad hasn't
got? (http://www.pspad.com)

Thanks for the feedback,
Wald
Jul 17 '05 #8

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I and several of the Java programmers I work with swear by TextPad. It's
not cheap, but it's cheap, and it's well worth it.

bblackmoor
2004-06-20
Jul 17 '05 #9

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Brandon Blackmoor wrote:
I and several of the Java programmers I work with swear by TextPad. It's
not cheap, but it's cheap, and it's well worth it.

bblackmoor
2004-06-20


Very simple and useful editor in my experience as well... I used it for
editing most everything back in the days of using Windows. When I switched
completely to Linux few years ago I started with and stuck with Kate, and
now I use KDevelop with Kate since 3.0 came out.

I still miss the file selector as it was implemented exactly in TextPad, but
I've also got to give a lot of props to KDevelop's class and function
library browser as well - makes file browsing nearly obsolete.
Jul 17 '05 #10

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Zurab Davitiani wrote:
Brandon Blackmoor wrote:
I and several of the Java programmers I work with swear by TextPad. It's
not cheap, but it's cheap, and it's well worth it.

bblackmoor
2004-06-20


Very simple and useful editor in my experience as well... I used it for
editing most everything back in the days of using Windows. When I switched
completely to Linux few years ago I started with and stuck with Kate, and
now I use KDevelop with Kate since 3.0 came out.

I still miss the file selector as it was implemented exactly in TextPad, but
I've also got to give a lot of props to KDevelop's class and function
library browser as well - makes file browsing nearly obsolete.

Brief spoilt me for life, I'm afraid: I now can't be having with an
editor that doesn't offer c-like programmability and Brief-style
regexps. :-) (I use SlickEdit 4.0)

Margaret
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Jul 17 '05 #11

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Bob
I like homesite. It is a html editor at heart. When you write php
you are writing php inside a html page. So it makes sense to me.

It is customizable, and has many template pages to start with.

I have it set up to sumbit to a webserver (Xtami sp?) which calls the
php parser and returns the page to IE. So I can view the result of a
page with a single click.

I have tried all the above and below mentioned, but none handle html
as easily as homesite does.

Oh, I do make calls to mysql via php within the editor environment.

Andrzej Bednarczyk <an*****@kreo9.NOSPAM.com> wrote in message news:<40******@news.home.net.pl>...
sure,
if you are working on linux try Kdevelop or Quanta.
if on windows: try Zend Studio (zend.com) or macromedia homesite
on mac you can use quanta as well (I think) or use mac's build-in solutions

regards
andrew

Hi,

I want to do some Web development using HTML, Javascript, PHP and MySQL.
Does anybody recommend any good editors to use in this Web development.
Something that works well and makes development faster and easier but
doesn't take away the power of writing code?

Nick

Jul 17 '05 #12

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Christian Fersch wrote:
wald wrote:
Don't try it at all - it's a waste of time....
If money doesn't matter try nusphere phpEd, it's definitely the best,
but if you don't have 500$, try ultraEdit. It costs 35$, is even faster
than notepad and has everything you need.


And if money *does* matter, EditPlus2 is free *and* it's a combination
code editor/ftp tool. See Appendix F in this book for an excellent
comparison of various editors:

http://www.wrox.com/books/toc/0764557440_toc.shtml

Jul 17 '05 #13

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bonehead wrote:
Christian Fersch wrote:
wald wrote:
Don't try it at all - it's a waste of time....
If money doesn't matter try nusphere phpEd, it's definitely the best,
but if you don't have 500$, try ultraEdit. It costs 35$, is even faster
than notepad and has everything you need.


And if money *does* matter, EditPlus2 is free *and* it's a combination
code editor/ftp tool. See Appendix F in this book for an excellent
comparison of various editors:

http://www.wrox.com/books/toc/0764557440_toc.shtml


Thanks, I'm checking it out.

Mudge
Jul 17 '05 #14

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bonehead wrote:
Christian Fersch wrote:
wald wrote:
Don't try it at all - it's a waste of time....
If money doesn't matter try nusphere phpEd, it's definitely the best,
but if you don't have 500$, try ultraEdit. It costs 35$, is even faster
than notepad and has everything you need.


And if money *does* matter, EditPlus2 is free *and* it's a combination
code editor/ftp tool. See Appendix F in this book for an excellent
comparison of various editors:

http://www.wrox.com/books/toc/0764557440_toc.shtml

Hey! I happen to own that book.

Mudge
Jul 17 '05 #15

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I noticed that Message-ID: <40**************@here.org> from bonehead
contained the following:
And if money *does* matter, EditPlus2 is free *and* it's a combination
code editor/ftp tool.


FSVO free.

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Jul 17 '05 #16

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bonehead <se**********@here.org> wrote in message news:<40**************@here.org>...
<snip>
And if money *does* matter, EditPlus2 is free
From when?
*and* it's a combination
code editor/ftp tool.


--
| Just another PHP saint |
Email: rrjanbiah-at-Y!com
Jul 17 '05 #17

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> I like homesite. It is a html editor at heart.

true
When you write php
you are writing php inside a html page. So it makes sense to me.


not true...
it depends HOW you write - and also, how BIG is the project you write. For a
single-page project - sure, PHP inside HTML is the best solution.

but if we are talking about bigger projects - with separeted presentation &
logic levels (like logic classes + presentation basen on UI classes which
use some template engine) - then php inside htmt isn't what you really want
to do ;-)

I would say - yes, if you plan to be PHP developper and in the same time
HTML-coder - then homesite (win) or quanta (linux) is the right choose.

But if you are going work only in php (or occasionaly html) then KDevelop
(linux) & Zend Studio (win) are the best what exists.

The only thing I DO NOT recommend is zend studio on linux - it's written
100% in java and therefore it's sloooooow and had some problems with files
which are > several KB... hmm... on the other hand the window-version is
nothing but GREAT!

cheers
a

Jul 17 '05 #18

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