(Free) PHP editor suggestions?


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Guest GraphiteCube

Hello. I am looking for a good and free PHP editor to help me to complete my assignment. The only additional requirements are:

1. Supports syntax highlight

2. Auto-indentation of codes

Now I am writing codes in TextEdit, but it is painful to look at the codes and press Tab to indent the codes myself.

Thank you.

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Inklin

Im not sure, but WebCipher 2009 may be your answer, Im not sure on the auto indentation of codes in there but try it out and see what you think. This is Alpha2 though but works great!

http://www.webcipher.org/download

another is Notepad++, which i find is quite good.

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Shadrack

Notepad++, Programmers Notepad 2, and my all time favorite (although not as popular to the Windows crowd): Vim.

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ThatOne6uy

+1 for Notepad++

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inf3ct1ou5

i've been using notepad++ w/o prob.

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+Frank B.

To those suggesting Notepad++: You do realise that the OP is asking for a Mac app, right?

Back on topic: Have a look at Komodo Edit.

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ThatOne6uy
...You do realise that the OP is asking for a Mac app, right?[/url].

D'oh! :pinch:

That's what I get for coming from the front-page....

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metal_dragen
Textmate. I just wish they made it for Windows too... :(
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the evn show
Textmate. I just wish they made it for Windows too... :(

As much as I'd like to plug textmate, the OP requested free.

Some things are worth paying for in spite of "almost as good" free alternatives: IMO, Textmate is one of those things.

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hjf288

http://www.net2.com/nvu/

I used to use this at university on our Macs.. I cant remember whether it does PHP specifically but you could give it a shot.

Just checked it out.. Doesnt have it sorry :(

Could try: http://www.aptana.com/

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PyX

Wasn't Coda one of the best apps to do PHP?

I don't think it does the automatic indenting though... I'm just a beginner with this app, so you might as well look for it, and if you can find it, please tell me :p

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nvme
Wasn't Coda one of the best apps to do PHP?

I don't think it does the automatic indenting though... I'm just a beginner with this app, so you might as well look for it, and if you can find it, please tell me :p

coda isn't free either.

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PyX

You're right lol

I still have that Purchase > Unlock menu, but I have no idea what the limitations are, really. I've done a few things with it already in the past.

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Guest GraphiteCube

Thanks everyone.

Today I found Eclipse PDT (http://www.eclipse.org/pdt/), but how should I install it on my machine? I have Eclipse for Java only, not JEE version. Do I need to install Eclipse JEE and install PDT (Eclipse JEE is a bit large in size)?

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hjf288

If you checked Aptana, its based on Eclipse and can integrate with it or run standalone and is good for web apps :)

Using it myself now

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Guest GraphiteCube

I have tried Smultron and it is nice. Although I am still living on Tiger, the earlier version of Smultron is enough for me! PHP programming is a bit easier and comfortable now.

Thank you everyone for your suggestions!

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dyn

Or just open Terminal and hit vim :)

You can also use emacs if you want (let the vim vs emacs wars begin....).

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Doli

^ not bad (trying it out now) but not for Windows, he needs a Mac version :p

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Mouldy Punk

I used Netbeans for a lot of Java development work, but discovered it also makes a really good PHP IDE too. It's a bit heavy weight though, so I tend to use it only for larger projects.

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Robgig1088

Emacs. That's what I use for all my code =).

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