PHP Help

Discussion in 'Web Design and Development' started by Mobilpadde, Oct 29, 2010.

  1. Mobilpadde macrumors newbie

    Mobilpadde

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    Hello, I'm new to Mac, and have a question about PHP...

    What's the best PHP editor for Mac?
    It should could edit direct on the server, so I don't have to download all the files. (Like Zend, yes I could just download the Zend, but I don't like the new version, that's the only one to download from Zend's website)
    And have the option, to work on more servers at once
    Yes and of cause colored text, like the most editor programs have...

    So any ideas?
    I would be happy, if you would help me :)
     
  2. angelwatt Moderator emeritus

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    Be sure to check out the stickies in this forum as there are many application suggestions from others. Personally, I use BBEdit. You'll also find a number of previous threads asking about PHP editors via MRoogle.
     
  3. Mobilpadde thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thx, but I've read some of them, and I didn't found anything about working direct on server :(
     
  4. angelwatt Moderator emeritus

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    BBEdit, which I mentioned does.
     
  5. harpster macrumors regular

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    I use BBEdit for the editor and Panic Transmit for FTP. When I look at my server files in Transmit I just right click on the file and "open with BBEdit". Easy and works great! TextMate is another very popular Mac coding editor. If you want a full blown IDE than checkout Netbeans which is free.
     
  6. Darth.Titan macrumors 68030

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    Textwrangler is pretty good and allows editing directly on the server.
     
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  8. Mobilpadde thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thx, think I'll try that :D

    I have tried Textwrangler, but didn't find the FTP option (Haven't looked for it either but :p)

    I found a program named Coda, it's pretty good, and have all the options, that I asked about :D
     
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  10. Ride9650 macrumors 6502

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    Coda's great no doubt, but did you try Netbeans? I find Netbeans much better for PHP. Its free, and the code completion automatically works for any custom, non php core functions.
     
  11. angelwatt Moderator emeritus

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    TextWrangler does have that option, it's under the File menu called "Open from FTP/SFTP Server" so wouldn't have been hard to find.

    Coda was listed in the stickies that I directed to you earlier. So you would have had your answer several hours sooner if you just checked it out. Not sure why you asked for suggestions when didn't listen to any of them.
     
  12. HomeBru Studios macrumors member

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    I use the FTP agent "Transmit" and have it open the server files with Textmate (though it also has it's own editor). I edit the files as needed then just do a simple file save which updates the server.
     
  13. Cabbit macrumors 68020

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    Just to add to this. The free cyberduck also allows direct editing of the files.
     
  14. Mobilpadde thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thx, I'll try that then :D

    (Just found out, that there was 13 days left on Coda :/ )
     
  15. Mobilpadde thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Still like Coda better, but $99 is little to much to pay for a license
     
  16. elppa macrumors 68040

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    Eclipse + remote system explorer.

    And I'm pretty sure you can create remote projects if needed.
     
  17. Mobilpadde thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Can I do editing direct on the server?
    Or do I have to download all the files first?
     

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