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Good Computer Programming Software

Good Computer Programming Software

Good Computer Programming Software

Seeing as how i am new to the scene of this great website, i have a question. What programs or software do most people use to create webpages or code websites with PHP, AJAX, ColdFusion, HTML, etc. I know there is MS Office Frontpage, but i want to make the code myself, and then display it on the web, but not sure what to use.

RE: Good Computer Programming Software

I am a fan of Programmers Notepad.

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RE: Good Computer Programming Software

Use anything that will do what you want to do the way you want to do it.  There is no one-size-fits-all program.

Personally, I use FoxPro to do 99% of my website coding, but that is really not a viable option for most people nor for most websites.



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RE: Good Computer Programming Software

There are several good text editors with syntax highlighting available. I have used Programmers Notepad, but nowadays I prefer Notepad++ released under GPL. It has lots of useful facilities for website makers, including automated escape/unescape, macros and the ability to launch web pages in any installed browser direct from the edit page.

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RE: Good Computer Programming Software

Notepad++, I think, is a must have, web design or not. wink

Also, you could look into the various CMSes that are available.  I like Drupal as an example, but there are lots of them.  Wordpress and Joomla are examples.  If you go that route, you can learn the code along with all the rest of it..

And of course, there's the big appp, I'd say, Adobe Dreamweaver.  There you can code something, and then live preview to see what it looks like.  However, it is somewhat similar to front page in that it adds in extra code.  I suppose most if not all client web editors will do that... though I've not really taken the time to check into all of them.

Also, MS Expressions replaced Frontpage, and it's supposedly much much better... I've not spent any time with it myself.

Then there's also Microsoft Visual Studio.  If you want to build any .net stuff, that'd be the best route to start with, I suppose.

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