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PHP Editor

Discussion in 'General PHP and MySQL Discussions' started by Daniel Hood, Jun 14, 2011.

  1. Daniel Hood

    Daniel Hood Well-Known Member

    I just recently reformated my computer and I'm downloading all my programs and stuff again. As I was about to download Notepad++ I figured I would try to see if there was a better program as I've been using that one for like 2 years without trying any others.
    Any recommendations or stick with Notepad++?
     
  2. James

    James Well-Known Member

    I've used Notepad++ as a standard text/code editor, but for projects it's recommended to use something like Zend Studio, Aptana, Eclipse, etc. (i.e. an IDE)
     
  3. Daniel Hood

    Daniel Hood Well-Known Member

    What added benefits does it give?
     
  4. Shamil

    Shamil Well-Known Member

    Things such as code assist, code completion, refactoring support, object/class reinforcements (I don't know what the heck this is). Also, most IDEs come with project management features that allow you to upload files from its interface.
     
  5. Daniel Hood

    Daniel Hood Well-Known Member

    Nice. I can't seem to get Eclipse to install. I open it and it errors out "Failed to find a Main Class" lol
     
  6. Shamil

    Shamil Well-Known Member

    Personally, I wouldn't go with Eclipse, it can be as annoying as hell to get it work properly, then come the performance issues. Try something like Netbeans or PhpStorm.

    That error indicates that it couldn't find the JDK. You need to install the JDK to run Eclipse.
     
  7. Daniel Hood

    Daniel Hood Well-Known Member

    Which one?
     
  8. Shamil

    Shamil Well-Known Member

    I've updated my post to reflect further information pertinent to said error.

    Netbeans is free :)
     
  9. ibnesayeed

    ibnesayeed Well-Known Member

    Aptana Studio is pre-configured for Web development. It supports PHP, JavaScript, CSS, HTML and XML etc. out of the box. :)
     
  10. Shamil

    Shamil Well-Known Member

    And it's based on Eclipse :)
     
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  11. ibnesayeed

    ibnesayeed Well-Known Member

    Exactly! But, Eclipse is not pre-configured for PHP and other web stuff. Developer needs to install plugins. :)
     
  12. Shamil

    Shamil Well-Known Member

    *Eclipse PDT* - should be fine for anyone doing html, php and css work.
     
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