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Debugging PHP

Member-suggested PHP editors by sleipnir214
Posted: 3 Oct 03 (Edited 29 Jun 07)

This is a list of PHP editors suggested by Tek-Tips members.  This FAQ was compiled from posts to thread434-666709: PHP Editors.

If you know of a product not on this list, please either email me through the ["]Send a comment["] feature of Tek-Tips
or post your recommendation to thread434-666709: PHP Editors


On Linux:
    gPHPEdit
        URL:  http://www.gphpedit.org/
        License: GPL
        Suggested by: Spout
        Comments:  I edit my PHP with gPHPEdit for Linux and it's ok, crashes occasionally but generally ok....


    kate
        URL: http://kate.kde.org/
        License: GPL
        Suggested by: sleipnir214
        Comments:  it does syntax highlighting and has good editing features.  I haven't used it much, though.
        
        


On Win32:
    EditPlus
        URL: http://www.editplus.com/
        License: commercial
        Suggested by: DRJ478
        Comments:  Includes FTP functionality, syntax highlighting etc.    


    UltraEdit
        URL:  http://www.ultraedit.com
        License: commercial
        Suggested by: sleipnir214

   
    HTML-Kit
        URL:  http://www.chami.com/html-kit/
        License:  closed-source freeware.  user may not redistribute.
        Suggested by:  os400
        Comments:  I've been using HTMLKit for a while. Has the ability to provide line numbers, previews and
        create plugins.
        
    NotePad Light
        URL:  http://www.notetab.com/ntl.php
        License:  closed-source freeware
        Suggested by: csniffer
        Comments: it shows line numbers will do a bit of the html for u and has an addin for php that has the
        same affect as the html (will write the code for u but never used it so donÆt know how good it is) but
        does not highlight code
        
    PHPEdit
        URL:  http://phpedit.net/
        License:  Q Public license  (text: http://www.phpedit.net/products/PHPEdit/license/)
        Suggested by: ArkM
        Comments:  true IDE
        
    Winsyntax editor
        URL:  http://www.winsyntax.com/
        License:  closed-source freeware
        Suggested by:  ArkM
        Comments:  compact, PHP syntax+help.
        
    Zend Studio
        URL: http://www.zend.com/
        License: closed-source commercial
        Suggested by: skiflyer
        Comments:
            And now, that someone else is footing the bill, I'm really won over by Zend Studio, at least
            for the big jobs.
        
            It's still easier for me to pop open a simple text editor for alot of scripts, but for my
            projects with 50+ files and 10's of thousands of lines, the IDE really pays off in time saved.

            The debugger is quite nice as well for some of those hard to track down problems when you just
            don't feel like footprinting all your code to find the specific problem.

            It's not perfect, there are certainly changes I would make to it if I had the chance, but it's
            a very nice tool, and quickly becoming invaluable to me on my larger projects. Not to mention
            the fact that I spend alot less time at php.net determining the argument order for rarely used
            functions as it tells me straight away what to do.

    tsWebEditor
á á á á     URL: áhttp://phpeditor.net.tf/
á á á á     License: X/MIT License (http://www.opensource.org/licenses/mit-license.html)
á á á á     Suggested by: Itshim
á á á á     Comments:
            One of the easiest to configure and use. áIt offers code hints and templates, for numerous
            languages, a debugger (using Xdebug), code browser, and a slew of other features. áIt is slowly
            growing into a full IDE.




Platform agnostic:
    emacs
        URL: http://www.gnu.org/software/emacs/emacs.html
        License: GPL
        Suggested by: skiflyer
        Comments:  I use emacs with php major mode.  You have about a zillion options.  I won't even get into
        what this program includes, it's a mini-city of features... including the infamous built in
        psychiatrist and time wasting ascii games!
        Notes:
            emacs uses software plugins called ["]modesp"] to provide syntax-highlighting, etc.  The PHP
            mode is available at: http://sourceforge.net/projects/php-mode/
            
    Eclipse
        URL: http://www.eclipse.org
        License: IBM's Common Public License
        Suggested by: rrsub
        Comments: Kind of robust but Eclipse with the PHP plugin works well.

    vim\gvim
        URL: http://www.vim.org/
        License: unclear.  Most likely BSD
        Suggested by: danielhozac
        Comments:  gvim will make a good job, but it's multi-buffer support is quite a pain to deal with.



This is a list of PHP editors suggested by Tek-Tips members.  This FAQ was compiled from posts to thread434-666709: PHP Editors.

If you know of a product not on this list, please either email me through the ["]Send a comment["] feature of Tek-Tips or post your recommendation to thread434-666709: PHP Editors


Another good place to look might be http://www.php-editors.com .  The site (available at the time this FAQ was updated) has reviews, etc.

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