by dziumandzy Banned
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Me new in programing line & learning php.. So guys tell me which is best editor for PHP??
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  • Profile picture of the author Brandon Tanner
    I like Notepad++ for simple stuff / quick edits, and Netbeans for bigger projects.

    This topic has been discussed many times here in the Programming section, so if you do a quick search, you'll find several threads to read through.

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    Kate on Linux, Notepad++ on Windows!

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  • Profile picture of the author David V
    Really depends on your level of experience.
    A full IDE could likely feel overwhelming if your not familiar with it, but there are many editors that are silently very powerful such as Notepad++ and Sublime Text2 (my favorite).
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  • Profile picture of the author Synth3t1c
    I am a HUGE fan of SublimeText2 - it's free with a nag screen. It's so easy to see everything, perfect highlighting, super uncluttered, plugin support, FTP/SFTP support. You're gonna love it.

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  • Profile picture of the author RevillWebDesign
    I use Sublime Text 2 because it is so quick and lightweight, definitely worth a look! Available Here here it is in action.

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  • Profile picture of the author teetot
    If you want to use FTP synchronisation then I recommend Aptana or Coda since Sublime text lacks this feature.
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  • Profile picture of the author dziumandzy
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    Dreamweaver, is a good choise?
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    • Profile picture of the author teetot
      Originally Posted by dziumandzy View Post

      Dreamweaver, is a good choise?
      If you like the idea of Dreamweaver definitely use Aptana. It's free, has more features and less bloated.
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      • Profile picture of the author dziumandzy
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        Originally Posted by teetot View Post

        If you like the idea of Dreamweaver definitely use Aptana. It's free, has more features and less bloated.
        Thank you, I try Aptana and thank you all for information
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  • Profile picture of the author jay walters
    I would suggest notepad++ and dreamweaver.
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    • Profile picture of the author dziumandzy
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      Originally Posted by jay walters View Post

      I would suggest notepad++ and dreamweaver.
      But I think the notepad++ is a difficult program, or no?
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      • Profile picture of the author Brandon Tanner
        Originally Posted by dziumandzy View Post

        But I think the notepad++ is a difficult program, or no?
        If you think Notepad++ is difficult, then you better not go anywhere near Dreamweaver!

        You're not going to find a good text editor that's much simpler / easier to use than Notepad++.
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  • Profile picture of the author themedesigner
    If for coding and design, Dreamweaver is the right choice. for coding that I prefer to use Submlime Text
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  • Profile picture of the author dziumandzy
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    Thank you all, for best information
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  • Profile picture of the author Amirol
    I use IDE ( NetBeans ) and Notepad++.

    Try it! :-)
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    • Profile picture of the author dziumandzy
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      Originally Posted by Amirol View Post

      I use IDE ( NetBeans ) and Notepad++.

      Try it! :-)
      Ok, I try it, because I read a lot of forums and many people used NetBeans and Notepad++
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  • Profile picture of the author Siegfried
    i use ultraedit - for everything, pretty cool
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    • Profile picture of the author dziumandzy
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      Originally Posted by Siegfried View Post

      i use ultraedit - for everything, pretty cool
      Is a more good program, but need find better program excacly for me
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  • Profile picture of the author SmallBizWebsites
    I am very surprised that nobody has mentioned the free version of CodeLobster PHP. I've used many editors and this one is flat-out outstanding.

    Not only is it an enormously powerful IDE for PHP, it also supports JavaScript, CSS, HTML and a host of plug-ins for Joomla, Drupal, FaceBook WordPress, and more...

    CodeLobster - Free portable PHP IDE with support Drupal, Smarty, WordPress, Joomla, JQuery, CodeIgniter, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, CakePHP, Facebook, Symfony, Yii
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    • Profile picture of the author Jeremy Morgan
      Notepad++ is always my fallback, but lately I've been trying PHP storm and Aptana, both really good options.


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  • Profile picture of the author Neil Morgan
    I find I can never get comfortable with these IDEs.

    I always end up falling back to EditPlus.

    EditPlus - Text Editor, HTML Editor, PHP Editor and Java Editor for Windows

    I do also use Notepad++ and find it less user friendly than EditPlus but that's just my opinion.

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  • Profile picture of the author Andrew H
    If you plan on using notepad++ download the FTP plugin. It synchs the files with your server automatically (ie: when you save, it synchs the new version to your server):

    Notepad++ Plugins - Browse /FTP_synchronize at SourceForge.net
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  • Profile picture of the author arberb
    I personally use Dreamweaver though notepad++ & eclispe are also great
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  • Profile picture of the author fatih bulut
    Since php is a server side language, how do you make sure if the code is working or not without uploading it to server?

    Unlike html you cannot preview it with browsers. is there any solution for this? a free one for example ?

    i am a newbie at php but i can make some modifications by searching online.
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    • Profile picture of the author Brandon Tanner
      Originally Posted by fatih bulut View Post

      Since php is a server side language, how do you make sure if the code is working or not without uploading it to server?

      Unlike html you cannot preview it with browsers. is there any solution for this? a free one for example ?
      Install XAMPP on your local machine. Works like a charm.

      apache friends - xampp
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  • Profile picture of the author jasmine12
    Best Editor For Php Zend Editor, so not forge to use
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  • Profile picture of the author Iulian Horatiu
    Best editor for PHP is Sublime Text 2, I love it because it supports a lot of features for most of the programming languages.
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  • Profile picture of the author webcosmo
    Dreamweaver, Notepad++, and yes you can preview what you code by installing XAMPP, it`s very easy.
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  • Profile picture of the author bhmseoservices
    It's a toss up for me. I don't write PHP script jut rewrite it or delete it heh.
    Notepad++ is often enough for me and Dreamweaver makes a good guideline program. At least both of these applications will tell you if you're code is broken or if things require specific attention.
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  • Profile picture of the author astbnboy
    notepad++ is awesome
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  • Profile picture of the author pontar
    The bests i use are: PHP Storm and Eclipse
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  • Profile picture of the author Genesis1
    notepad++. Used it before, Now and in the near future
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  • Profile picture of the author Tonyk518
    Sublime Text 2
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  • Profile picture of the author annaharris
    For PHP, I would like to suggest you Dreamweaver. It's the best option for PHP. In addition, you can use notepad++.
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  • Profile picture of the author MrMonetize
    Another vote here for Sublime Text 2, I love the contrast.
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  • Profile picture of the author moregare
    My vote for Eclipse/Aptana/Subclipse, all integrated, great tools.
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  • Profile picture of the author nitesh
    Notepad is the best editor.
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  • Profile picture of the author rajeevrla
    Free: Notepadd++
    Paid: Sublime Text 2
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  • Profile picture of the author dziumandzy
    Banned
    Now I`m working with Dreamweaver
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  • Profile picture of the author jfgrissom
    I've got 2 different systems I use, so my favorite editor is Komodo (It's the same on Windows or Mac) and use Git for version control between the systems.
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  • Profile picture of the author kiash001
    Now I am using Sublime Text 2 text editor. It is the best text editor I ever had!
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  • Profile picture of the author phptechie
    I use EditPlus & Macromedia Dreamweaver on Windows , it has lot of features like syntax highlighting , browser view etc..
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  • Profile picture of the author Shen Andreas
    I will suggest notepad, i think this is good for you.
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    • Profile picture of the author cfountain
      I use Eclipse with the PHPeclipse plugin. One (free) editor for all types of development.

      When I first started programming, I used a basic editor - Notepad++, Scite was my favorite.

      As my skills developed, and the complexity of my code grew. I began doing things the professional way - adding version control and unit testing to my applications. You need a real IDE for that.

      Eclipse took some time to adjust to, but I cant live without it now. I use it for everything - PHP, Perl, Java, Javascript, HTML, XML, SQL, Subversion version control, unit testing. I haven't found any task that Eclipse cant handle. There is always a good plugin out there to do it.

      If I had to start over, I would start on Eclipse. It seems overwhelming at first, but really it doesn't take too long to figure out where all the buttons are. The help files are pretty good.
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  • Profile picture of the author mexabet
    Dreamweaver is not bad, if you'll be doing both coding and design.
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  • Profile picture of the author ZackAllen
    I have been using Netbeans for years. I highly recommend it. Or as an alternative you can think of Eclipse.
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  • Profile picture of the author thatthep
    I use Sublime Text 2 with couple extension to get work done easily. I also use Netbeans IDE for big project.
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    • Profile picture of the author jubahn
      I am currently using WeBuilder 2014, I do not see any mention on it here but I really like it even if paid, take care.
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      • Profile picture of the author weblizr
        zend studio is best editor for php although its not and Editor its a complete IDE for PHP. this software is not free you have to pay for it. if you want free then go for Notepad++ it is best.
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      • Profile picture of the author Andres128
        Originally Posted by jubahn View Post

        I am currently using WeBuilder 2014, I do not see any mention on it here but I really like it even if paid, take care.
        Yes, WeBuilder 2014 is a excellent software
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        • Profile picture of the author Mark Ford
          Originally Posted by Andres128 View Post

          Yes, WeBuilder 2014 is a excellent software
          Yes it is good - tried a lot of them including dreamweaver, nusphere - currently using WEBuilder and depending on the mood/job switch to Notepad ++
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  • Profile picture of the author IMhelper
    Sublime Text 2 --> Sublime Text: The text editor you'll fall in love with it's awesome for PHP coding writting. Get it, use it and you must love it.
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  • Profile picture of the author sktthemes
    Hello
    If you are using Windows then Adobe Dreamweaver will be the best editor.
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  • Profile picture of the author youroutsourcer
    actually "best" is an opinion that varies so you have to try some yourself but i think Notepad++ is pretty good
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    • Profile picture of the author josh107
      Yes, truly depends on you, I've found Notepad++ to be the best for me, since it is just wonderful to work with and quite well customizable.
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  • Profile picture of the author poojaseo
    Its depend upon the experience and user need.I like dreamviewer for PHP....
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  • Profile picture of the author Dr-Neo
    Originally Posted by dziumandzy View Post

    Me new in programing line & learning php.. So guys tell me which is best editor for PHP??
    Depend in your needs
    some times i used to use Notepad ++ for quick editing
    for projects i used to use Netbeans because its cross platforms and i prefer it over Eclipse because of code completion is more reliable .
    for ZEND framework projects i use ZEND Studio .
    Also i like to use Navicat for mysql
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  • Profile picture of the author TechIntuit
    I personally use Notepad++ for small projects and PHPStorm for bigger ones. Hope it helps.
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  • Profile picture of the author gottfrid
    Coda 2 + text wrangler here
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  • Profile picture of the author mojojuju
    Geany is another nice editor for PHP.
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  • Profile picture of the author alir500
    Notepad ++ is a versatile tool....
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  • Profile picture of the author KSimon
    absolutely Sublime text .. just awsome with a lot of features and snippets
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  • Profile picture of the author mmchael
    WeBuilder 2014 - good all round CSS, ASPX, HTML, PHP

    PHP IDE & Web editor - TSW WebCoder - Some nice preview functions and unique features

    The above are great for newbies as they have integrated help and easy access to most functions and well worth the small price. Watch out for them on bitsdujuor.com

    Aptana - open source - very tightly set to open source server side scripting a bit more knowledge required.
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  • Profile picture of the author crescendo
    I am using Dreamweaver for php coding.I would say it is the best editor.
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  • Profile picture of the author bigd213
    I have been using UltraEdit for over 10 years. It works great for me!
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  • Profile picture of the author PaidAllDay
    Coda, TextMate and Sublime are probably the most popular editors among serious developers. You said editor and not IDE so I assume you don't want a full blown PHP environment with debugging etc and you are looking for something more versatile.

    I agree w/ the above poster notepad++ for windows and textwrangler for mac are the best freebie editors.
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  • Profile picture of the author skillboyz
    I am personally using dreamweaver for coding php , its an easy tool to create html pages and provide dot reference in php page for easy coding
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  • Profile picture of the author alameu01
    You can download PHP editor or Notepad++ is the best I hope .Or you can get more soft directly contact with me through Email : alameu01@gmail.com or alameu@gmail.com , mahabub14may@yahoo.co.uk
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  • Dreamweaver with out a doubt.
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  • Profile picture of the author aronprins
    Originally Posted by dziumandzy View Post

    Me new in programing line & learning php.. So guys tell me which is best editor for PHP??
    Hey Dziumandzy,

    Me being a MAC OSX user, I consider Coda the best editor. It connects to your ftp server, allows you to live edit files without having to download/edit/upload/view.

    Its just open, edit, save and you're done!
    Hope this helps!
    Cheers,
    Aron Prins
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  • Profile picture of the author CrazyStyle
    Notepad++
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  • Profile picture of the author Boomland Jenkins
    Notepad++ and Eclipse are my main tools for programming. Notepad++ is what I use for most things when I'm on my PC.


    DroidEdit is what I use on Android. It's a great App for coding and has a built in FTP client.
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  • Profile picture of the author EzeadMedia
    Try EditPlus - it blows Notepad away - never screws up code and is extremely user friendly.

    EditPlus - Text Editor, HTML Editor, PHP Editor and Java Editor for Windows

    Especially for a Newbie - I have all the programs mentioned and just use Editplus - plus it works superbly on a server or any windows operating system.

    And 1 user licence lets you place it on as many systems as you want - I have it on 3 workstations and 10 servers. For $35.00 it is a steal.

    Also 30 day free trial - I mean what more could you ask for??

    Plus it keeps getting better and all updates are free!!

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    Sublime Text2 Is The Best If You Want To Write Fast
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    • Profile picture of the author Karen Blundell
      here's another vote for Notepad++
      - it is an excellent tool
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      • Profile picture of the author TJ Moore
        My favorite is Dreamweaver. But it costs. If you are looking for cheap or free, I would recommend Kompozer. It offers most of what Dreamweaver has. Line numbers, debugging, colored text, and more.
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  • Profile picture of the author network39
    It has got to be Netbeans!
    Plus Netbeans will scale with you, I started off with Netbeans around 5 years ago and I'm still using it now, just haven't found another IDE that comes close.
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  • Profile picture of the author YongC
    Sublime text i think it best
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  • Profile picture of the author Tekno
    UltraEdit. I have been using that for the last 10 years to edit almost everything.
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  • Profile picture of the author darshana84
    Yes, Sublime Text 2 is awesome ... Also TextMate in Mac and NetBeans also good to go
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  • Profile picture of the author digo
    I like Notepad++. It's easy to use and a light application. You'll see line numbers so you can understand which line that gives you error.

    Otherwise, use Dreamweaver for WYSIWYG editor.
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  • Profile picture of the author FerdinandF
    I use to code in Netbeans, and then found PHPStorm. It is awesome. If you like using Xdebug, it is super easy to setup and start going. It also has a LiveEdit feature that allows you to see what's happening with your code as you code it. Really great software.
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  • Profile picture of the author ozstylo
    dreamweaver. CS 6 is the best one........
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  • Profile picture of the author webprogramzone
    According to me Dreamweaver is the best editor for making php project or website as its providing lots of facilities of dot reference and easy to build html codes
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  • Profile picture of the author azhar
    Dreamweaver and Notepad ++, both are the good options to edit php. Well the most of the time i used notepad++.
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  • Profile picture of the author dacash
    Netbeans all the way, reason is you can do small to large projects and they really have made efforts for PHP since Netbeans is more for Java
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