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PHP IDE for windows
« on June 23rd, 2011, 03:57 PM »
I'm looking for a new PHP IDE for windows, preferably native(Java ones don't work as beautifully), I've been using phpDesigner but am thinking of moving on. What would you guys suggest?
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Re: PHP IDE for windows
« Reply #1, on June 23rd, 2011, 04:02 PM »
I use Rapid PHP 2010 and it works like charm, I also liked Netbeans, but I think Java is in it (MAJOR PITA)...

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Re: PHP IDE for windows
« Reply #2, on June 23rd, 2011, 05:15 PM »
Both NetBeans and Zend Studio are based on Eclipse, and therefore Java. Personally, I put up with the Java and use Zend Studio (and have for many, many years...), other IDEs tend to confuse me :)
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Re: PHP IDE for windows
« Reply #3, on June 23rd, 2011, 05:23 PM »
I still use Notepad++. Don't see a need for this IDE malarky.
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Re: PHP IDE for windows
« Reply #4, on June 23rd, 2011, 05:31 PM »
I found PHPEdit (phpedit.com) and it seems very nice so far, has all the features of PHPDesigner with a nicer UI. Although it doesn't support git but windows' support for git sucks anyway.
Quote from Arantor on June 23rd, 2011, 05:23 PM
I still use Notepad++. Don't see a need for this IDE malarky.
The main use for IDE for me is function arguements, I got over 100 PHP file includes and it is sometime annoying to open a file to view its arguements. An IDE automatically reads all of them and shows while you're typing(Or atleast should in my book).

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Re: PHP IDE for windows
« Reply #5, on June 23rd, 2011, 11:59 PM »
I use Geany. Not an IDE, but it does all I want. My favorite feature is automatically stripping trailing whitespace on save. Only thing I miss is find and replace in multiple files but for that I can fire up N++ under Wine (and it works too)
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Re: PHP IDE for windows
« Reply #6, on June 24th, 2011, 12:10 AM »
I honestly just use vim most of the time. Steep learning curve, but quite the tool once you've gotten used to it, really. :)
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Re: PHP IDE for windows
« Reply #7, on June 24th, 2011, 12:37 AM »
Quote from Aaron on June 24th, 2011, 12:10 AM
I honestly just use vim most of the time. Steep learning curve, but quite the tool once you've gotten used to it, really. :)
Very useful skill, especially for maintaining FreeBSD system, it uses vim as default text editor :) but it not something I would use for PHP though. :lol:

I use NetBeans IDE for PHP, I gotta love the fact that it can generate setters and getters for properties in a class, I find that feature quite useful, especially for building Object Relational Mapping.

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Re: PHP IDE for windows
« Reply #8, on June 24th, 2011, 05:08 AM »
Quote from Aaron on June 24th, 2011, 12:10 AM
I honestly just use vim most of the time. Steep learning curve, but quite the tool once you've gotten used to it, really. :)
Is it really worth it? I've always found nano sufficient. >.>
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Re: PHP IDE for windows
« Reply #9, on June 24th, 2011, 10:41 AM »
I only tried PHPEdit, something like six months ago, to test the PHP trace/debugging process, and liked it a lot. But it was too 'heavy' for my use (took too long to launch, etc.) Although I guess I could try again with my new computer eheh...

Still, I'm definitely a Notepad2 guy. I also use Notepad++ from time to time, especially now that I lost my custom syntax coloring in Notepad2 (I never exported my custom stuff so now I'm lost because I can't retrieve it again... >_<)

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Re: PHP IDE for windows
« Reply #10, on June 24th, 2011, 11:14 AM »
It still takes quite a while to load, but I'm fine with it. My only quirk with it is that it doesn't support git(Only CVS/SVN). I sent them an e-mail and they created an issue for it, so it'll be a while. I can't live without function assist :o.

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Re: PHP IDE for windows
« Reply #11, on June 24th, 2011, 11:49 AM »
Quote from live627 on June 23rd, 2011, 11:59 PM
I use Geany. Not an IDE, but it does all I want. My favorite feature is automatically stripping trailing whitespace on save. Only thing I miss is find and replace in multiple files but for that I can fire up N++ under Wine (and it works too)
Great idea to use N++ under Wine. Never thought of that. I need to try it.

I work normally with 2 computers. One with gedit (in Ubuntu) and the second one with N++ (in W7). Mainly because I miss also the "find and replace in multiple files" option in gedit and do that with the W7 computer searching inside the linux one via LAN.

The good things about working with 2 computers is I try to have always a copy of all my work in both (in case one of them have a problem) and also I can edit images with Photoshop instead of Gimp if I need to.

The bad thing about this set-up is I have problems every now and then either with samba (in linux) or the windows firewall, so it's not easy to search into the other computer all the time.

Firing N++ under Wine in the linux computer when there are lan connection problems would sort that out.

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Re: PHP IDE for windows
« Reply #13, on June 24th, 2011, 07:14 PM »
Quote from snoopy-virtual on June 24th, 2011, 11:49 AM
I work normally with 2 computers. One with gedit (in Ubuntu) and the second one with N++ (in W7). Mainly because I miss also the "find and replace in multiple files" option in gedit and do that with the W7 computer searching inside the linux one via LAN.
Under Windows, I'd recommend "Bk ReplaceEm" for multi-file replacements, and "Super Text Search" for multi-file searches.
They have lousy UIs (being old, outdated programs), but otherwise I like them.

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Re: PHP IDE for windows
« Reply #14, on June 24th, 2011, 07:17 PM »
N++ can do find/replace in multiple files too...?