Which program for programming in PHP, (MY)SQL, AJAX, JAVA Script,...?

Discussion in 'Mac Programming' started by Mr.Random, Oct 26, 2010.

  1. Mr.Random macrumors newbie

    Oct 31, 2009
    So, I finally became to MAC, but here`s problem, because I really don`t know which program to use for programming in this OS.

    So.. I would like to know, which program for programming in PHP, (MY)SQL, AJAX, JAVA Script,...

    Many thanks!
  2. HomeBru Studios macrumors member

    HomeBru Studios

    Jun 4, 2008
    The languages you mention are, for the most part, "web" languages and have nothing to do with using a Mac, PC or even mainframe computer (I say 'for the most part' because you can also use PHP, Python, Ruby, etc. as a local scripting language.)

    For programming "applications", the world is your oyster - most people probably use Objective-C via the Xcode IDE (not normally installed during OS installation but available for installation from the Developer CD that came with your machine.)
  3. PatrickCocoa macrumors 6502a

    Dec 2, 2008

    Maybe he's asking for which IDE to use when writing scripts?
  4. Mr.Random thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 31, 2009
  5. ShortCutMan macrumors member

    Aug 8, 2005
    Xcode has syntax highlighting for PHP, HTML, JavaScript etc, but it is not entirely intended for web development.
  6. SpookyLars macrumors 6502

    Jul 21, 2008
    For web development try Coda.
  7. fernandovalente macrumors 6502


    Aug 29, 2008
    Third world **** hole, I mean, Brazil
    Dreamweaver is the best one. Coda and emacs are good too :)
  8. BertyBoy macrumors 6502

    Feb 1, 2009
    Coda or Komodo.

    Did we miss something ? how hard can it be to put "web ide mac" into google ??
  9. Dolorian macrumors 65816


    Apr 25, 2007
    Espresso and CSSEdit or Coda for web development.
  10. HomeBru Studios macrumors member

    HomeBru Studios

    Jun 4, 2008
    I like Textmate the best for web work. If you are new to the language you'll probably want to use Coda or Dreamweaver or NetBeans to help you on your way. Once you get to know the language and HTML and CSS, then you can abandon the crutches and choose an editor of your choice.
  11. Eraserhead macrumors G4


    Nov 3, 2005
  12. firewood macrumors 604

    Jul 29, 2003
    Silicon Valley
    The alternative is not to use any IDE at all. Any text editor, such as vi or emacs in a Terminal window can be used to write programs in PHP, Java, C/C++/ObjC, et.al. And one can also run non-GUI programs directly from the command-line.
  13. Cabbit macrumors 68020


    Jan 30, 2006
    Netbeans, Coda, Textmate/wrangler, and Espresso are all good ones. Netbeans is best as a IDE in my opinion yet for a experienced programmer it mite get in the way to much compared to the speed of a bare bones text editor like vim.

    However a word of caution if your doing programming primarily something like Dreamweaver is the wrong tool for the job. Dreamweaver does not have a good toolset for working with things like Zend Framework, and speaking of Zend there is also Zend Studio which is quite expensive but very powerful.

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