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 Post subject: any good (free) HTML/PHP coding apps?
PostPosted: Fri Mar 19, 2010 3:01 pm 
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Are there any good HTML and/or PHP coding applications for Windows??

Here's my definition of good:
* Syntax highlighting
* Auto-indention of code to keep structure

One additional feature that would be nice: WYSIWYG editor.

I'm aware of MS Visual Studio and other programs like FrontPage and Dreamweaver, but I'm looking for something fairly "light weight" that I can run even on an older computer and that isn't massive and slow.

Right now I use notepad, but after a few hours, it gets boring and tiresome. Would at least like some syntax highlighting and automatic code intention.

I mainly work on writing raw HTML code and PHP code, so I'm more of a scripter than a web page designer. I do need the ability to write HTML pages, but am dealing with PHP as well.


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 19, 2010 3:33 pm 
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emacs and / or vi ... always free, always useful, and almost infinitely extensible


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 19, 2010 9:09 pm 
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gVim
Notepad++
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 20, 2010 7:51 am 
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Jipstyle wrote:
emacs and / or vi ... always free, always useful, and almost infinitely extensible


writing html with vi????? ew that's painful.


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 Post subject: Re: any good (free) HTML/PHP coding apps?
PostPosted: Mon Mar 22, 2010 7:23 am 
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I second Notepad++.


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PostPosted: Wed May 05, 2010 7:45 am 
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First of all, i will tell you about PHP. Use PHP programming language and Database Mysql. Becuse it is very comfortable with php becuse PHP is open source technology so it will strongly support another open source technology and Mysql is an open source technology so work will be fast and secure. Ms sql is not an open sourc technology. You can also use edit plus editor which is best for any language.


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PostPosted: Wed May 05, 2010 12:49 pm 
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smithdwsn wrote:
First of all, i will tell you about PHP. Use PHP programming language and Database Mysql. Becuse it is very comfortable with php becuse PHP is open source technology so it will strongly support another open source technology and Mysql is an open source technology so work will be fast and secure. Ms sql is not an open sourc technology. You can also use edit plus editor which is best for any language.


Open Source does NOT == fast and secure. At least not automatically. Also saying that open source is better just because it is open source is kind of silly. I have seen an awful lot of crap open source software.

Also your post fails at English, so you might want to work on that.

What is comfortable with PHP?

I happen to believe based on the sum total of my experiences that MSSQL is superior to MySQL. I'd like to see some evidence to show that it is less secure than MySQL as well, you know, being closed source and all.

Your post did not add anything significant to the discussion so why did you bump a month old thread? There was no reason to dredge this up.


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PostPosted: Wed May 12, 2010 12:18 pm 
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Well if we wanna get back on topic....do any of these have FTP syncing?


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PostPosted: Thu May 27, 2010 10:52 am 
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A good book to start with learning PHP is "PHP, MySql & JavaScript" by Rubin Nixon. I took it a one bit further with Flash Actionscript 3.0 and wrote a movie trivia game ( http://www.pepster.com or http://www.pepster.com/test.html to go directly to the game). I'm still improving on the game and learning PHP and I know I still have a ways to go. The PHP game code isn't hack proof for game cheaters, but I figure if they want to cheat then they are only spoiling for themselves. I will learn on how to make it more secure the next game I write.

All I can say is PHP/MySql in itself isn't fun and tacking on AS3 scripting makes even more so. :wink:

Sorry I can't help you with a PHP editor for I use Dreamweaver.


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 01, 2010 2:23 pm 
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CrashTECH wrote:
gVim
Notepad++
NVU


Does NVU have intelletype (sp?) for PHP?


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 02, 2010 4:26 am 
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No idea.

Honestly, if you want to code PHP, get an IDE for PHP. Eclipse, Zend, Netbeans, etc.


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I looked at Eclipse but it confused the crap out of me. Don't know if I was making it harder than it needed to be or not. Zend is on the list to look at next.


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 02, 2010 1:54 pm 
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Lodis4 wrote:
Don't know if I was making it harder than it needed to be or not.


I would say that this is may be the case. Eclipse is simple enough that a n00b like me can be productive with it.


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 02, 2010 7:18 pm 
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What confused you about Eclipse? I have only used it a handful of times but it seemed to work okay. I only used the C++ version though. I haven't spent much time with Java... and when I did a little php it was in Zend (not free though, IIRC).


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 08, 2010 8:40 pm 
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I have to agree: using vi to edit *anything* was a complete pain (to me, at least, on the old text-based UNIX systems). Sure it has streamlined editing features that make repetitive tasks a breeze, but the last edition I used (which was several years ago)... it wasn't worth it.

If I'm writing text files/code on a UNIX system, I like pico (if it's available on your system). Doesn't have any syntax highlighting, which I know was a need for you, but it's more user friendly than vi.

Other than that, if you didn't mind paying some money, I've used MultiEdit (don't know if they're still in business or not) in the past and liked it. It supports multiple languages, last I checked.


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 13, 2010 10:14 am 
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As previously mentioned Notepad++ is great. But I also like Notepad2: http://www.flos-freeware.ch/notepad2.html


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 13, 2010 12:30 pm 
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I've tried Notepad++ and will use it for now. All I was looking for was mainly something with color coding so it's a bit easier on the eyes when I have to do coding for hours on end... Beats the heck out of the regular Notepad that comes with Windows (or worse yet, WordPad).

Back in the Win98 days, I really liked using Multi-Edit, but I don't have a current license for the latest version so I quit using it. I may get another license (if they are still in business).


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 13, 2010 12:49 pm 
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There are a bunch of other alternative to that you could always check out:
http://alternativeto.net/desktop/notepad-plus-plus/

Also there are free HTML/PHP IDEs out there:
http://alternativeto.net/desktop/adobe-dreamweaver


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