PHP editor

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  1. macmesser macrumors 6502a

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    Anyone have recommendations for a PHP editor/IDE? Is there an extension which would add this to Dreamweaver CS6?

    Thanks in advance for any insights.
     
  2. 960design macrumors 65816

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    coda, sublime, aptana, eclipse, netbeans, bluefish
     
  3. sonofjay macrumors newbie

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    How is the default code editor (originally was HomeSite) in Dreamweaver in CS6? It doesn't auto color code / auto correct for PHP files?
     
  4. macmesser thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks for reply. I just started with Dreamweaver (and PHP/CSS/HTML for web) so I don't know, but it doesn't seem to do anything but color the code (although maybe I'm not looking in the right place). What I'd like is an environment which would check syntax and complete statements for me, as well as let me execute code and debug.
     
  5. macmesser thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Will check them out, thanks. Looking for something that will check syntax, complete statements and let me execute and debug code all in one place, and which doesn't require extensive knowledge of setting up/configuring a web server and PHP itself.
     
  6. scienide09 macrumors 65816

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    Have you looked at MAMP - Mac OS, Apache, MySQL, PHP (or alternatively XAMPP) for running/testing your code locally? Setup is a snap.
     
  7. macmesser thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks. Will take a look. Does it support Applescript?
     
  8. ct2k7 macrumors 603

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  9. macmesser thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Yes, I have looked at MAMP. Set it up according to Adobe instructions. It works but I'm still looking something which will help me debug code.
     
  10. macmesser thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    That one looks interesting. Downloaded demo.
     
  11. ct2k7 macrumors 603

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    I use IntelliJ at work, though when I was only doing PHP, I used PHPStorm
     
  12. macmesser thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks. Is there a steeper learning curve for IntelliJ? I want to get proficient in Javascript and PERL as well. Have not done web coding but back in the day I took courses in C,C++, objective C. Now I need to dust off the mental cobwebs.
     
  13. ct2k7 macrumors 603

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    There is a bit of a learning curve, but for me, the productivity output is excellent.
     
  14. 960design macrumors 65816

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    I use coda / MAMP for web development.
    Workflow includes workspace:
    1) Chrome ( dev view )
    2) Coda
    3) Safari standard view / with MAMP running behind
    4) Source Tree ( for version control - GIT )

    Separate Acer widescreen laptop running windows 7, IE 10 browsing the LAN localhost to see current web work.

    I switch between the workspaces with the 3 finger swipe, left and right to keep the maximum screen realestate for work and minimal closing hiding moving windows around.

    PS I also have iTunes radio running in the workspace 6 and leave workspace 4 & 5 open for web searches, photoshop, ect.
     
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  16. TimothyJacobs macrumors newbie

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    Yes! Second on PhpStorm
     
  17. Ezlivin macrumors member

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    Third on PhpStorm. It is really a great IDE for working on PHP, Javascript, CSS and HTML.
     

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