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Freeware PHP Windows Editors

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Hi there,

I am starting to make more advanced PHP coding and I'm planning to
make a transition from Notepad++ to a full-featured PHP editor.
I would like it to be freeware unless there is a very compelling
reason to make me part with my money.

So far, I've seen these options available:
Maguma Studio Free
PHP Editor by EngInSite
PHP Eclipse
SciTE
EngInSite Editor for PHP
Pidela
PHP Side
TruStudio
PHPMaker
Smultron
HAPedit
PHP Coder

Could you recommend any of them , or perhaps another one?
Thanks
Jan 6 '08 #1
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On Windows I used Dreamweaver and loved it. It doesn't have a debugger
and I do not think one is available, but so far that has been my
favorite. Under Ubuntu, I'm using Netbeans with the PHP plugin and
while I like it, I'm still not sold. As for the ones you listed, I
can't tell you one way or another.

Ryan
On Jan 6, 2:40 pm, Ali Bobo <1001w...@gmail.comwrote:
Hi there,

I am starting to make more advanced PHP coding and I'm planning to
make a transition from Notepad++ to a full-featured PHP editor.
I would like it to be freeware unless there is a very compelling
reason to make me part with my money.

So far, I've seen these options available:
Maguma Studio Free
PHP Editor by EngInSite
PHP Eclipse
SciTE
EngInSite Editor for PHP
Pidela
PHP Side
TruStudio
PHPMaker
Smultron
HAPedit
PHP Coder

Could you recommend any of them , or perhaps another one?
Thanks
Jan 6 '08 #2

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Maguma Studio Free
PHP Editor by EngInSite
PHP Eclipse
SciTE
EngInSite Editor for PHP
Pidela
PHP Side
TruStudio
PHPMaker
Smultron
HAPedit
PHP Coder
Aptana
Jan 6 '08 #3

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On Jan 6, 8:40*pm, Ali Bobo <1001w...@gmail.comwrote:
*Hi there,

I am starting to make more advanced PHP coding and I'm planning to
make a transition from Notepad++ to a full-featured PHP editor.
I would like it to be freeware unless there is a very compelling
reason to make me part with my money.

So far, I've seen these options available:
Maguma Studio Free
*PHP Editor by EngInSite
*PHP Eclipse
*SciTE
*EngInSite Editor for PHP
*Pidela
*PHP Side
*TruStudio
*PHPMaker
*Smultron
*HAPedit
*PHP Coder

Could you recommend any of them , or perhaps another one?
Thanks
PHP Eclipse
Jan 6 '08 #4

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Ali Bobo wrote:
SciTE
This is my favourite editor on Windows.

--
Toby A Inkster BSc (Hons) ARCS
[Geek of HTML/SQL/Perl/PHP/Python/Apache/Linux]
[OS: Linux 2.6.17.14-mm-desktop-9mdvsmp, up 7 days, 10:23.]

dhyana.pl/0.3
http://tobyinkster.co.uk/blog/2008/01/06/dhyana/
Jan 7 '08 #5

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Ali Bobo wrote:
Hi there,

I am starting to make more advanced PHP coding and I'm planning to
make a transition from Notepad++ to a full-featured PHP editor.
I would like it to be freeware unless there is a very compelling
reason to make me part with my money.

So far, I've seen these options available:
Maguma Studio Free
PHP Editor by EngInSite
PHP Eclipse
SciTE
EngInSite Editor for PHP
Pidela
PHP Side
TruStudio
PHPMaker
Smultron
HAPedit
PHP Coder

Could you recommend any of them , or perhaps another one?
Thanks
When I used to use windoze I liked the maguma editor, now use bluefish
under Linux
Jan 7 '08 #6

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Ian Pawson wrote:
Ali Bobo wrote:
> Hi there,

I am starting to make more advanced PHP coding and I'm planning to
make a transition from Notepad++ to a full-featured PHP editor.
I would like it to be freeware unless there is a very compelling
reason to make me part with my money.

So far, I've seen these options available:
Maguma Studio Free
PHP Editor by EngInSite
PHP Eclipse
SciTE
EngInSite Editor for PHP
Pidela
PHP Side
TruStudio
PHPMaker
Smultron
HAPedit
PHP Coder

Could you recommend any of them , or perhaps another one?
Thanks
When I used to use windoze I liked the maguma editor, now use bluefish
under Linux
I use also bluefish but it doesn't have an autocomplete feature :(
Jan 7 '08 #7

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Ian Pawson wrote:
Ali Bobo wrote:
> Hi there,

I am starting to make more advanced PHP coding and I'm planning to
make a transition from Notepad++ to a full-featured PHP editor.
I would like it to be freeware unless there is a very compelling
reason to make me part with my money.

So far, I've seen these options available:
Maguma Studio Free
PHP Editor by EngInSite
PHP Eclipse
SciTE
EngInSite Editor for PHP
Pidela
PHP Side
TruStudio
PHPMaker
Smultron
HAPedit
PHP Coder

Could you recommend any of them , or perhaps another one?
Thanks
When I used to use windoze I liked the maguma editor, now use bluefish
under Linux
Context works well for me on Windoze, Smultron on Mac OSX.

Jan 7 '08 #8

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PSPad is another for Windows.

On Jan 6, 2:40*pm, Ali Bobo <1001w...@gmail.comwrote:
So far, I've seen these options available:
Maguma Studio Free
*PHP Editor by EngInSite
*PHP Eclipse
*SciTE
*EngInSite Editor for PHP
*Pidela
*PHP Side
*TruStudio
*PHPMaker
*Smultron
*HAPedit
*PHP Coder

Could you recommend any of them , or perhaps another one?
Thanks
Jan 7 '08 #9

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Hi,

On 6 Sty, 20:40, Ali Bobo <1001w...@gmail.comwrote:
Could you recommend any of them , or perhaps another one?
Eclipse PHP and it has everything what I need. The same tool for
Windows, Linux, Mac. Many many plugins... and many, many features
(CVS, SVN, Trac, DBEditor, XDebug, ...).
It is really useful editor if you work with such framework as "Symfony
Framework".

Cheers,
bogo
Jan 7 '08 #10

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On Jan 6, 3:16 pm, Jonas Werres <jo...@example.orgwrote:
Maguma Studio Free
PHP Editor by EngInSite
PHP Eclipse
SciTE
EngInSite Editor for PHP
Pidela
PHP Side
TruStudio
PHPMaker
Smultron
HAPedit
PHP Coder

Aptana
I downloaded Aptana because I understood it came with a PHP debugger,
but I can't find it anywhere.
I can't even find the PHP editor.
Jan 7 '08 #11

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On Jan 6, 3:25 pm, "Pugi!" <pugin...@gmail.comwrote:
On Jan 6, 8:40 pm, Ali Bobo <1001w...@gmail.comwrote:
Hi there,
I am starting to make more advanced PHP coding and I'm planning to
make a transition from Notepad++ to a full-featured PHP editor.
I would like it to be freeware unless there is a very compelling
reason to make me part with my money.
So far, I've seen these options available:
Maguma Studio Free
PHP Editor by EngInSite
PHP Eclipse
SciTE
EngInSite Editor for PHP
Pidela
PHP Side
TruStudio
PHPMaker
Smultron
HAPedit
PHP Coder
Could you recommend any of them , or perhaps another one?
Thanks

PHP Eclipse
Debugger included?
Jan 7 '08 #12

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On Jan 7, 8:54 am, bogo <bogo...@tlen.plwrote:
Hi,

On 6 Sty, 20:40, Ali Bobo <1001w...@gmail.comwrote:
Could you recommend any of them , or perhaps another one?

Eclipse PHP and it has everything what I need. The same tool for
Windows, Linux, Mac. Many many plugins... and many, many features
(CVS, SVN, Trac, DBEditor, XDebug, ...).
It is really useful editor if you work with such framework as "Symfony
Framework".
I see,
thanks.
Jan 7 '08 #13

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Ali Bobo wrote:
On Jan 6, 3:16 pm, Jonas Werres <jo...@example.orgwrote:
Maguma Studio Free
PHP Editor by EngInSite
PHP Eclipse
SciTE
EngInSite Editor for PHP
Pidela
PHP Side
TruStudio
PHPMaker
Smultron
HAPedit
PHP Coder
Aptana

I downloaded Aptana because I understood it came with a PHP debugger,
but I can't find it anywhere.
I can't even find the PHP editor.
Judging by their website, it seems like you need to install the PHP
plugin for Aptana:
http://www.aptana.com/php/

--
Kim André Akerĝ
- ki******@NOSPAMbetadome.com
(remove NOSPAM to contact me directly)
Jan 7 '08 #14

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"Toby A Inkster" <us**********@tobyinkster.co.ukwrote in message
news:9o************@ophelia.g5n.co.uk...
Ali Bobo wrote:
> SciTE

This is my favourite editor on Windows.
You might prefer Notepad++ -- which is BASED on SciTE but has
more features (SciTE itself is primarily the editing libraries with their
editor being more of a demo of what SciTE can do than being intended
as a primary editor.)

Notepad++ for light work, and PHP Eclipse or the PDT Eclipse for
serious work seems to be the way to go.

--
Herb
Jan 7 '08 #15

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On Jan 7, 10:09 am, Kim André Akerĝ <kiman...@NOSPAMbetadome.com>
wrote:
Ali Bobo wrote:
On Jan 6, 3:16 pm, Jonas Werres <jo...@example.orgwrote:
Maguma Studio Free
PHP Editor by EngInSite
PHP Eclipse
SciTE
EngInSite Editor for PHP
Pidela
PHP Side
TruStudio
PHPMaker
Smultron
HAPedit
PHP Coder
Aptana
I downloaded Aptana because I understood it came with a PHP debugger,
but I can't find it anywhere.
I can't even find the PHP editor.

Judging by their website, it seems like you need to install the PHP
plugin for Aptana:http://www.aptana.com/php/
Yes right, I have received an e-mail from them as well indicating
that:

"Aptana Studio does not include a PHP debugger, although we hope to
implement PHP debugging in the future.

To install the PHP editor plug-in, go to the Aptana Start Page (Help >
Aptana Start Page...), and under the "Languages" column, scroll down
to "PHP", then follow the instructions to download and install from
there."

From my point of view a debugger will add a lot of value to the
product, which otherwise is fairly good.
Jan 8 '08 #16

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On Jan 7, 2:59 pm, "Herb Martin" <n...@learnquick.comwrote:
"Toby A Inkster" <usenet200...@tobyinkster.co.ukwrote in messagenews:9o************@ophelia.g5n.co.uk...
Ali Bobo wrote:
SciTE
This is my favourite editor on Windows.

You might prefer Notepad++ -- which is BASED on SciTE but has
more features (SciTE itself is primarily the editing libraries with their
editor being more of a demo of what SciTE can do than being intended
as a primary editor.)

Notepad++ for light work, and PHP Eclipse or the PDT Eclipse for
serious work seems to be the way to go.

--
Herb

I was going to download it, but then I realized that the beast is
about 100 Mb compressed, which would yield to up to 200+ once it is
installed.

Anyway, I found a very good one called phpDesigner:
http://www.mpsoftware.dk/phpdesigner.php
Only functional for 14 days unless you buy it though.
(but I just realized that I have an old beta that works fine ..., he,
he, he, ...)
Jan 8 '08 #17

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On Jan 6, 9:40 pm, Ali Bobo <1001w...@gmail.comwrote:
Hi there,

I am starting to make more advanced PHP coding and I'm planning to
make a transition from Notepad++ to a full-featured PHP editor.
I would like it to be freeware unless there is a very compelling
reason to make me part with my money.

So far, I've seen these options available:
Maguma Studio Free
PHP Editor by EngInSite
PHP Eclipse
SciTE
EngInSite Editor for PHP
Pidela
PHP Side
TruStudio
PHPMaker
Smultron
HAPedit
PHP Coder

Could you recommend any of them , or perhaps another one?
Thanks
I think it's purely Zend Studio, i love it.
Jan 8 '08 #18

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On Mon, 07 Jan 2008 13:11:05 +0000, The Natural Philosopher wrote:
Ian Pawson wrote:
>Ali Bobo wrote:
>> Hi there,

I am starting to make more advanced PHP coding and I'm planning to
make a transition from Notepad++ to a full-featured PHP editor. I
would like it to be freeware unless there is a very compelling reason
to make me part with my money.

So far, I've seen these options available: Maguma Studio Free
PHP Editor by EngInSite
PHP Eclipse
SciTE
EngInSite Editor for PHP
Pidela
PHP Side
TruStudio
PHPMaker
Smultron
HAPedit
PHP Coder

Could you recommend any of them , or perhaps another one? Thanks
When I used to use windoze I liked the maguma editor, now use bluefish
under Linux

Context works well for me on Windoze, Smultron on Mac OSX.
jEdit!
Jan 8 '08 #19

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On Jan 6, 2:40 pm, Ali Bobo <1001w...@gmail.comwrote:
Hi there,

I am starting to make more advanced PHP coding and I'm planning to
make a transition from Notepad++ to a full-featured PHP editor.
I would like it to be freeware unless there is a very compelling
reason to make me part with my money.

So far, I've seen these options available:
Maguma Studio Free
PHP Editor by EngInSite
PHP Eclipse
SciTE
EngInSite Editor for PHP
Pidela
PHP Side
TruStudio
PHPMaker
Smultron
HAPedit
PHP Coder

Could you recommend any of them , or perhaps another one?
Thanks
This one looks good too:
PHPMaker
http://www.hkvstore.com/phpmaker/features.asp
Jan 8 '08 #20

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On Jan 8, 4:19 am, Henri <he...@dontevenbother.frwrote:
On Mon, 07 Jan 2008 13:11:05 +0000, The Natural Philosopher wrote:
Ian Pawson wrote:
Ali Bobo wrote:
Hi there,
>I am starting to make more advanced PHP coding and I'm planning to
make a transition from Notepad++ to a full-featured PHP editor. I
would like it to be freeware unless there is a very compelling reason
to make me part with my money.
>So far, I've seen these options available: Maguma Studio Free
PHP Editor by EngInSite
PHP Eclipse
SciTE
EngInSite Editor for PHP
Pidela
PHP Side
TruStudio
PHPMaker
Smultron
HAPedit
PHP Coder
>Could you recommend any of them , or perhaps another one? Thanks
When I used to use windoze I liked the maguma editor, now use bluefish
under Linux
Context works well for me on Windoze, Smultron on Mac OSX.

jEdit!
PHP debugger included?
Jan 8 '08 #21

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On Jan 7, 2:59 pm, "Herb Martin" <n...@learnquick.comwrote:
"Toby A Inkster" <usenet200...@tobyinkster.co.ukwrote in messagenews:9o************@ophelia.g5n.co.uk...
Ali Bobo wrote:
SciTE
This is my favourite editor on Windows.

You might prefer Notepad++ -- which is BASED on SciTE but has
more features (SciTE itself is primarily the editing libraries with their
editor being more of a demo of what SciTE can do than being intended
as a primary editor.)

Notepad++ for light work, and PHP Eclipse or the PDT Eclipse for
serious work seems to be the way to go.
I use Notepad++ a lot, but it has a major bug when doing search &
replace on long strings,
it can make a real mess of the whole of your site
Jan 8 '08 #22

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Hi,
So far, I've seen these options available:
Maguma Studio Free
PHP Editor by EngInSite
PHP Eclipse
SciTE
EngInSite Editor for PHP
Pidela
PHP Side
TruStudio
PHPMaker
Smultron
HAPedit
PHP Coder

Could you recommend any of them , or perhaps another one?
I use Jedit - http://www.jedit.org/

Regards,
Wayne
Jan 9 '08 #23

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"Ali Bobo" <10******@gmail.comschreef in bericht
news:23**********************************@l1g2000h sa.googlegroups.com...
Hi there,

I am starting to make more advanced PHP coding and I'm planning to
make a transition from Notepad++ to a full-featured PHP editor.
I would like it to be freeware unless there is a very compelling
reason to make me part with my money.

So far, I've seen these options available:
Maguma Studio Free
PHP Editor by EngInSite
PHP Eclipse
SciTE
EngInSite Editor for PHP
Pidela
PHP Side
TruStudio
PHPMaker
Smultron
HAPedit
PHP Coder

Could you recommend any of them , or perhaps another one?
Thanks
Vim: http://www.vim.org/index.php
(http://www.vim.org/download.php#pc)

Jan 9 '08 #24

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In article <c1************@a62-251-88-195.adsl.xs4all.nl>,
Luuk <lu**@invalid.lanwrote:
>
Vim: http://www.vim.org/index.php
(http://www.vim.org/download.php#pc)
Seconded. And if you ever move up to programming php on a Linux
server, vim is usually available there too, so you'll already be
familiar with it.

-A
Jan 9 '08 #25

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On Sun, 6 Jan 2008 11:40:29 -0800 (PST), in alt.php Ali Bobo
<10******@gmail.com>
<23**********************************@l1g2000hsa.g ooglegroups.com>
wrote:
>| Hi there,
|
| I am starting to make more advanced PHP coding and I'm planning to
| make a transition from Notepad++ to a full-featured PHP editor.
| I would like it to be freeware unless there is a very compelling
| reason to make me part with my money.
|
| So far, I've seen these options available:
| Maguma Studio Free
| PHP Editor by EngInSite
| PHP Eclipse
| SciTE
| EngInSite Editor for PHP
| Pidela
| PHP Side
| TruStudio
| PHPMaker
| Smultron
| HAPedit
| PHP Coder
|
| Could you recommend any of them , or perhaps another one?
| Thanks
I just purchased a copy of PhpEd from NuSphere.
http://www.nusphere.com/products/php...r_features.htm
http://www.nusphere.com/products/phped_verscomp.htm

After trying several PHP IDEs, this is the only one that worked out of
the box. No additional downloads, no extra configuration of ini files,
works with my crazy setup.

The only configuration that I needed to set was which PhpEd web server
I wanted to use when debugging the code.
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Jan 9 '08 #26

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On Jan 6, 1:25 pm, "Pugi!" <pugin...@gmail.comwrote:
On Jan 6, 8:40 pm, Ali Bobo <1001w...@gmail.comwrote:
Hi there,
I am starting to make more advanced PHP coding and I'm planning to
make a transition from Notepad++ to a full-featured PHP editor.
I would like it to be freeware unless there is a very compelling
reason to make me part with my money.
So far, I've seen these options available:
Maguma Studio Free
PHP Editor by EngInSite
PHP Eclipse
SciTE
EngInSite Editor for PHP
Pidela
PHP Side
TruStudio
PHPMaker
Smultron
HAPedit
PHP Coder
Could you recommend any of them , or perhaps another one?
Thanks

PHP Eclipse
Well I like PHP Eclipse OK, I find that it's intellisense autocomplete
is actually pretty dumb, and it's code folding is constantly
misaligned or mis-folds. Thot I'd toss in my 2 cents since I'm
looking at trying a different one myself, which is why I'm reading
this thread.

Tyler
Jan 10 '08 #27

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Herb Martin wrote:
Toby A Inkster <us**********@tobyinkster.co.uk>:
>Ali Bobo wrote:
>> SciTE

This is my favourite editor on Windows.

You might prefer Notepad++
Given that I do very little of my development on Windows -- it's normally
just Windows-specific changes to scripts I've written on Linux or Mac --
I'm perfectly happy with a simple editor that has syntax highlighting and
code folding support. SciTE fits the bill quite nicely.

--
Toby A Inkster BSc (Hons) ARCS
[Geek of HTML/SQL/Perl/PHP/Python/Apache/Linux]
[OS: Linux 2.6.17.14-mm-desktop-9mdvsmp, up 11 days, 22:03.]

NetSol Cybersquatting
http://tobyinkster.co.uk/blog/2008/0...ybersquatting/
Jan 11 '08 #28

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Daniel Klein wrote:
btw, I notice that this was posted to multiple groups. Isn't the
comp.lang.php group the defacto one for all things PHP ?

What are the purposes of the other groups, if it's ok to ask here?
Created by people too lazy to have found comp.lang.php I assume.

--
Toby A Inkster BSc (Hons) ARCS
[Geek of HTML/SQL/Perl/PHP/Python/Apache/Linux]
[OS: Linux 2.6.17.14-mm-desktop-9mdvsmp, up 14 days, 21:27.]

NetSol Cybersquatting
http://tobyinkster.co.uk/blog/2008/0...ybersquatting/
Jan 14 '08 #29

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