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04-03-2003, 08:10 AM
Does anybody have any decent php development tools that they use on Jaguar?
I currently have Adobe Golive which I dont really like and doesnt do php syntax highlighting.
I mostly use skHTML (http://www.skti.org) which I find pretty good - especially for the cost.
I really wondered if anyone know of anything else that they could recommend.
04-03-2003, 10:36 PM
The answer to most such questions is:
It does syntax colouring, provides menus of your PHP functions, etc.
Otherwise, look around and you will find some PHP syntax definition files for use with Apple's free Project Builder.
04-04-2003, 03:05 PM
You might want to look at Hydra as well.
04-04-2003, 03:36 PM
you might also look at jEdit.
It is free(GPL), written in Java and very extendable. I have used it for doing JSP & Java development and used the CVS and project management plugins. I know it has a PHP edit mode.
04-06-2003, 09:09 PM
Another vote for Hydra. I'm really liking the syntax coloring. I just need to modify it now to suit my tastes.
Also, if you want to emulate vi, emacs, or pico command keys in whatever text editor you choose (or any other cocoa app for that matter), check out TextExtras. I've mapped a few strokes to suit the pico commands that are burnt into my brain. You can find it from the Hydra website.
04-07-2003, 04:54 AM
I use Project Builder. Somone posted a sintax coloring pref on here, and I've been using that.
Although now that I look it up I'm not completely sure I have that installed, since I can't find the .pblangspec file. In any case PHP is similar to c so it will probably work on its own.
While googling I came up with a link on the apple site:
04-07-2003, 05:46 AM
Thanks for all the responses everyone.
I have already tried out project builder and bbedit and I am not too keen really - just something not right about them - my taste probably.
The trouble is that on Windows I used to use Textpad (http://www.textpad.com) which has a great interface and is really easy to use and vewry fast. I am trying to find something similar and the closest if probably skHTML (see link above).
I will try jedit and hydra a bit and see what i think and then post more comments here.
I have also been trying Zend studio which isn't bad but is a little bit cluttered.
Please keep posting your thoughts on the best text editor for web development with PHP.
05-02-2003, 12:54 PM
i'm trying one of the php plugin WebStudio 0.3.4 for eclipse ( http://www.eclipse.org ) found at http://www.xored.com seems to work fine i didn't try the debbuger yet
05-03-2003, 05:59 AM
Since I re-discovered TextExtras a few weeks ago, I was looking for a basic Cocoa text editor that does syntax coloring (almost everything else can be added via TextExtras).
Hydra looks very much like what I was looking for (even though I have no use for the Rendezvous functionality, unfortunately).
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