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Old 01-09-2010, 01:01 AM   #1
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What is the best php editor in ubuntu


I was using dream weaver in windows as php editor but now i have switched to ubuntu and i want to know which is the best suited php editor available in ubuntu which should be nearest to dream weaver also.Please help me to find out that.
 
Old 01-09-2010, 02:02 AM   #2
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Why don't you use a real general purpose editor like emacs? *ducks*

But seriously, have you considered using something completely different?

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Old 01-09-2010, 02:08 AM   #3
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If I am not mistaken, Dreamweaver is a full-up WYSIWYG web page creator---lot's more than just a PHP editor.

Regardless, do some Google searches using --e.g.--"Linux web design"
 
Old 01-09-2010, 02:14 AM   #4
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If I am not mistaken, Dreamweaver is a full-up WYSIWYG web page creator---lot's more than just a PHP editor.
Ouch, WYSI-A-WYG. So not really a coders editor. Guess I'll stay out of this from now.

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Old 01-09-2010, 02:20 AM   #5
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If your actually coding then Aptana is as close as you will get to Dreamweaver in linux, or just use wine to run Dreamweaver.
 
Old 01-09-2010, 06:07 AM   #6
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I used Dreamweaver a long time ago, for a short period of time, when I was trying out these "all-in-wonder" things. I never got to like them; they slowed my work down. Nowadays I pretty much dump everything that doesn't work (close to almost) fully via keyboard, because every time I have to touch a mouse to do something, it takes longer than a key combination would. In addition I never got quite as good results with products like Dreamweaver, because I always had to manually alter the code at some point.

On Linux I've used Bluefish, which is great..but on the other hand, now that you can get syntax highlighting for plain text editors like Gedit too, they're pretty useful too. Emacs is quite a good one, but if you have never used it before, I assume it takes some time to learn how to effectively use it..

All in all, if you need a what-you-see-is-what-you-get type of editor, you'll find the few serious choices using your preferred web search tool. In other case, check out Emacs (but only if you're willing to give some time to it, as it won't open to you in 5 minutes I'm afraid) -- I imagine some might say 'Vim' here too.

To me Dreamweaver in web page creation is like Word in writing text -- I prefer LaTeX (Emacs and AUCTeX plus some handy shell scripts I've made for special needs) over Word just the same way I prefer for example Emacs over DW.
 
Old 01-09-2010, 06:37 AM   #7
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Ouch, WYSI-A-WYG. So not really a coders editor. Guess I'll stay out of this from now.

Evo2.
hehe. WYSIWYG...

Well, quanta doesn't do this, but quanta + firefox works great. I guess it really depends what you NEED, then you can find an editor that does it great.

For example, quanta is great at:
- finishing tags
- helping write css
- handling uploading to an ftp server
- managing projects
- viewing tables

Actually might have some WYSIWYG built in... and yet still giving plenty of view for coding. (I haven't used the viewing functions with quanta much)

I'd suggest using firefox for viewing though. No WYSIWYG is perfect. Firefox shows you what everyone else will see.
 
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No WYSIWYG is perfect.
And some of them generate terrible code.
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Firefox shows you what everyone else will see.
Not if they are using IE.......

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Old 01-09-2010, 11:07 AM   #9
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I think best php editor for complex projects is Eclipse with Aptana plugin. As far as I remember DreamWeaver it is not a php editor in my opinion. For smaller scripts Quanta+ is great.
 
  


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