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MichaelNZ

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#195596 26-Apr-2016 10:28
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I am looking for a really good basic PHP Editor. I've had a look online and there is a bunch of choices which are mostly large IDE's which is more then I require. I will keep looking but am interested in suggestions.

 

I'm running Slackware Linux 14.2 and KDE.


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  #1542021 26-Apr-2016 10:40
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GUI? Use Sublime Text.


 
 
 

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  #1542022 26-Apr-2016 10:40
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I use Sublime Text for editing PHP/Ruby/whatever else, it works in Linux, OSX and Windows - I mainly use it in Linux but also use Windows sometimes. My main requirement for a text editor is that it doesn't get in my way, Sublime Text has a lot of powerful features but you don't need to use them. The project management in it is also pretty decent and makes switching between projects pretty easy.


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  #1542026 26-Apr-2016 10:43
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UHD:

 

GUI? Use Sublime Text.

 

 

KDE. I have updated the OP.

 

Thanks for that.

 

I've found this and will give it a try:

 

https://slackbuilds.org/repository/14.1/development/sublime_text/

 

 




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  #1542035 26-Apr-2016 10:59
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For PHP go with Sublime Text3, if you want an IDE PHP Storm is a pretty good option in my opinion.


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  #1542129 26-Apr-2016 11:58
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I use Eclipse, but it's not very good at debugging.


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  #1542138 26-Apr-2016 12:06
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  #1542152 26-Apr-2016 12:36
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I have not used it myself yet, but I see a lot of people recommending PhpStorm, and will be testing it out myself. Its a paid subscription (USD 89 per year for individual users), but you can get a trial from their site.

 

Available for Windows, OS-X and Linux.

 

https://www.jetbrains.com/phpstorm/download/

 

 





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  #1542159 26-Apr-2016 12:50
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jarledb:

 

I have not used it myself yet, but I see a lot of people recommending PhpStorm, and will be testing it out myself. Its a paid subscription (USD 89 per year for individual users), but you can get a trial from their site.

 

Available for Windows, OS-X and Linux.

 

https://www.jetbrains.com/phpstorm/download/

 

 

 

 

 

 

This is the best editor ever.  I use it across multiple platforms, and with online syncing.  Has support for frameworks of any type ie. JS frameworks with PHP, customised extensions have made my life easy.

 

The licensing has just changed to a subscription model, personally I have been with it since before this change so doesnt effect me.   I like how I can use it on my Laptop / PC / Other computer by signing in.  Well worth the money.  I also got mine with a new buisness subsidy which brought the price down.  Just had to provide proof the business was less than a year old (companys certificate).


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  #1542160 26-Apr-2016 12:52
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itxtme:

 

jarledb:

 

I have not used it myself yet, but I see a lot of people recommending PhpStorm, and will be testing it out myself. Its a paid subscription (USD 89 per year for individual users), but you can get a trial from their site.

 

Available for Windows, OS-X and Linux.

 

https://www.jetbrains.com/phpstorm/download/

 

 

 

 

 

 

This is the best editor ever.  I use it across multiple platforms, and with online syncing.  Has support for frameworks of any type ie. JS frameworks with PHP, customised extensions have made my life easy.

 

The licensing has just changed to a subscription model, personally I have been with it since before this change so doesnt effect me.   I like how I can use it on my Laptop / PC / Other computer by signing in.  Well worth the money.  I also got mine with a new buisness subsidy which brought the price down.  Just had to provide proof the business was less than a year old (companys certificate).

 

 

 

 

I agree this is the best PHP IDE available, but it is an IDE and not an editor - its pretty heavy for just simple PHP scripts if you aren't using it for a full PHP project.

 

I would say Sublime or Atom for an editor. PHPStorm for an IDE. 


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  #1542173 26-Apr-2016 13:21
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Thanks for the suggestions. Based on these I have had a look at the following:

 

Sublime Text - This looks a bit immature (It is beta software) and not worth US$70 to me.

 

Storm - Haven't looked at this yet but I'm really looking for an editor to avoid screen clutter.

 

Eclipse - This shows in my Slackware KDE menu but doesn't execute. I had a look at my packages and the SW FTP site and it appears to have been removed. There is no PHP version on Slackbuilds. What version do you use @timmmay?

 

Atom - Haven't looked at this yet. After reading https://slackbuilds.org/repository/14.1/development/atom/ I thought I would hold out for something more straight forward. It's not clear why install needs to download 500Mb of data? I only wanted a glorified text editor.

 

PHP Storm - At this point I am not looking for trial versions.


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  #1542177 26-Apr-2016 13:23
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The latest version of PHP Eclipse.


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  #1542180 26-Apr-2016 13:27
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MichaelNZ:

 

Sublime Text - This looks a bit immature (It is beta software) and not worth US$70 to me.

 

 

Version 3 is beta, version 2's the latest official "stable" release. That said I use v3 7-8 hours a day and have no problems with it, I'd consider it beta in name only. You also use it without paying for it, it just whinges at you (however I've paid for it to support the developer).


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  #1542333 26-Apr-2016 16:44
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Visual Studio Code is worth a look. There is a linux version (deb and rpm packages), it is a 30MB download, and has reasonable support for PHP:

 

[url=https://code.visualstudio.com/docs/languages/php]

 

This is completely different to the full Visual Studio. It is fairly lightweight, free, but it's still quite a powerful editor


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  #1542347 26-Apr-2016 17:08
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I use Sublime 3 every day all day with no issues, and I've never paid for it. It does prompt me to purchase it every now and again (one day I will because it's slick).


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  #1542382 26-Apr-2016 18:53
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Simple text editors I would go with
Atom then sublime text I use these in both Mac and Windows and have used sublime text on Gui Linux.

For cli
VIM then nano.

For an IDE
(sorry you are stuck with Java based ones here):
PHPstorm then Netbeans then Komodo

Phpstorm actually runs reasonably well despite the fact it's written in horrible memory hungry JAVA


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