What is the best & user friendly software editor for PHP ?

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Hai guys do u knnow what is the best & user friendly software editor for PHP ? Because im still a rookie in PHP... :mrgreen:
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Any plain old text editor will do. I like using Eclipse with the PHP Development Tools (PDT) plugin, but really any editor with syntax highlighting should suffice. Notepad2, Notepad++, and ScITE are some popular free editors.
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I'm really liking the Notepad++. It works great. I mean really great.
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I use PHP Editor by Nusphere,
its the dogs danglies :)
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Okay I found a program that is absolutely AMAZING ... mpsoftware's phpDesigner 2008 ... wow ... it's like visual studio for php with breakpoints and things like that ... really amazing, just a little expensive ...
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RT, have you looked into Eclipse? It's also a complete development environment, and the PHP plugins allow you to do most of what you just mentioned. Also, it's free :D
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Ah cool ... will do that ... even though my work paid for phpDesigner, so I may just continue using that ... but it's always good to test out new stuff anyway ...
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so where would one find this "eclipse" program.

I'm assuming it's here:
http://www.eclipse.org/downloads/
But I don't see anything referring to php


Edit: Okay, so I was looking on the wrong page, I did get the right site though. For anyone else who wants to know, here's the link for download:
http://www.eclipse.org/pdt/downloads/
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That's the one ;)

You can also install PDT into an existing version of Eclipse using the PDT update site as shown in these directions:

http://wiki.eclipse.org/PDT/Installation
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srrejeki wrote:
...Because im still a rookie in PHP... :mrgreen:


A realy good editor isnt going to help you on that part though :) You will still need to read allot and code allot to change that part :D
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Zend (official PHP engine) has a really good editor with lots of features I like (hinting, collapsible code, debugging, code completion, inline documentation, etc.) but it's a bit of a messy interface IMO.

Coda (for Mac) is a brilliant piece of software that does really well at the interface. It works for just about any "web language" and it's relatively inexpensive ($100, vs. Zend Studio @ $300/yr). It doesn't have as much in the way of the features listed above for Zend, but it's definitely a solid performer. It has a built in Terminal, too, and keeps your websites separate with their "Sites" feature that is super handy.

They both do (S)FTP publishing, syntax highlighting, some code completion, etc.

I primarily use Coda.
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Ow i use Eclipse and notepad++ (hacked a bit to my liking :) )

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