Good PHP Editor for use with XAMPP Lite 1.7.3?

Problems with the Windows version of XAMPP, questions, comments, and anything related.

Good PHP Editor for use with XAMPP Lite 1.7.3?

Postby GreenWay » 14. November 2010 09:50

(Brief background: have done a few static web sites using an HTML editor and know some basic HTLM coding. Have written a few simple scripts in FileMaker Pro.)

Are there any PHP editors that people on this forum think well of for use with XAMPP Lite 1.7.3? If so, would be interested to hear what they are and why they are considered useful.

Any great ones, any ones to avoid?
GreenWay
 
Posts: 5
Joined: 13. November 2010 09:50

Re: Good PHP Editor for use with XAMPP Lite 1.7.3?

Postby WilliL » 14. November 2010 11:14

I am using notepad++ http://notepad-plus-plus.org/. Its free software, under the terms of the GNU General Public License.
Willi
WilliL
 
Posts: 661
Joined: 08. January 2010 10:54
Operating System: Win7Home Prem 64 SP1

Re: Good PHP Editor for use with XAMPP Lite 1.7.3?

Postby Nobbie » 14. November 2010 11:43

My favorit editors:

a) gvim, the free Windows Port of the famous UNIX editor vi, http://www.vim.org/download.php

b) Textpad, a powerfull shareware editor with syntax highlightning for many script languages (PHP included), http://www.textpad.com

c) uedit, as well a powerfull editor with built-in FTP support and much more, http://www.ultraedit.com/
Nobbie
 
Posts: 8761
Joined: 09. March 2008 13:04

Re: Good PHP Editor for use with XAMPP Lite 1.7.3?

Postby Altrea » 14. November 2010 12:07

Ask 20 programmers and you will get 19 different answers on that question.
You should try several different editors to find the one you like the most.

I use Notepad++ with some plugins as my editor with basic functionality
I have used Webocton Scriptly before, which is great too.
Try UltraEdit and Textpad, too. Both are well known.
vim is a little bit different, but if you really like keyboard navigation it can be the fastest editor you can use.

If you search for a full IDE, there are 3 i can recommend:
Eclipse PDT
Netbeans PHP (which i actually use)
Zend Studio (expensive, but maybe the best IDE in combination with Zend Server)
We don't provide any support via personal channels like PM, email, Skype, TeamViewer!

It's like porn for programmers 8)
User avatar
Altrea
AF Moderator
 
Posts: 8286
Joined: 17. August 2009 13:05
XAMPP version: several
Operating System: Windows 10 Pro x64

Re: Good PHP Editor for use with XAMPP Lite 1.7.3?

Postby GreenWay » 17. November 2010 06:17

Thanks for the many great suggestions. It’s reassuring to hear that there is an abundance of good choices. Will try them out and see where things land up... Thanks indeed.
GreenWay
 
Posts: 5
Joined: 13. November 2010 09:50

Re: Good PHP Editor for use with XAMPP Lite 1.7.3?

Postby Lee83120 » 18. November 2010 21:37

I use emeditor mostly.
Not freeware but it's search & replace function is more powerful. (namely regex)
Some pre-made macros & plugins help a lot.
I also like its encoding methods & BOM settings in every saving dialog.
Lee83120
 
Posts: 3
Joined: 18. November 2010 21:22

Re: Good PHP Editor for use with XAMPP Lite 1.7.3?

Postby Altrea » 18. November 2010 21:41

Lee83120 wrote:Not freeware but it's search & replace function is more powerful. (namely regex)

More powerful then what?
My Notepad++ (Freeware) can search and replace with regex too :D
We don't provide any support via personal channels like PM, email, Skype, TeamViewer!

It's like porn for programmers 8)
User avatar
Altrea
AF Moderator
 
Posts: 8286
Joined: 17. August 2009 13:05
XAMPP version: several
Operating System: Windows 10 Pro x64

Re: Good PHP Editor for use with XAMPP Lite 1.7.3?

Postby clod » 13. March 2013 10:16

I use and suggest Codelobster PHP Edition
It is vely lovely free editor
clod
 
Posts: 4
Joined: 25. January 2010 15:53

Re: Good PHP Editor for use with XAMPP Lite 1.7.3?

Postby Altrea » 13. March 2013 13:18

My favorite code editors of the last months are PHPStorm and Sublime Text 2
We don't provide any support via personal channels like PM, email, Skype, TeamViewer!

It's like porn for programmers 8)
User avatar
Altrea
AF Moderator
 
Posts: 8286
Joined: 17. August 2009 13:05
XAMPP version: several
Operating System: Windows 10 Pro x64


Return to XAMPP for Windows

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 50 guests