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Old 02-25-2008, 09:01 AM   #1
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best php editor in linux?

what software for fedora is best for editing or creating php webpage?
Old 02-25-2008, 10:14 AM   #2
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I haven't used it much yet, but eclipse ( has a plugin for PHP pages that seems to be very nice.


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Note that Eclipse runs on a Java virtual machine, so you need to have a Java runtime environment installed. Also it's probably not the fastest thing on Earth, but it depends.

I like Bluefish. Of course it won't do the job for you, but why should it?
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Here are a few to look at. Quanta Plus comes from (Quanta Plus)

There are a few commercial apps (around 300 USD), and one shareware I found (49 USD). Just point your browser at and search for "create php".

And, if you are fluent in PHP, you can always use a text editor to write, and a browser to see in action what you have written.
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quanta has nice "project" management for a website - integrated php upload changes function.

personally i use quanta for my bigger projects and kate for smaller ones (under 20 files) just because it is so much cleaner, but the two perform very well. The one thing that they do not help with is recognizing whether a symbol/variable you use has been defined yet. then again, php is a very easy and tolerant language to begin with.

One advantage kate has over quanta is the split window view - you can view several files side-by side by splitting the window in as many combinations as you like - just like with konqueror. quanta does not include this feature, so if you need it often, consider kate.

kate does have a "project" feature, called "sessions" and you can choose to have kate prompt you on each run which session to load, so you can organize your files using this, and it works out quite well.

I use these on a daily basis so feel free to ask more
Old 03-10-2008, 11:43 AM   #6
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Thank you for your offer to ask more geek745.

I started a web site that is now getting complex, I am now writing small BASIC programs to assist in its management, would a program like quanta help to simplify it? So far I have done everything "by hand" and the only PHP I use is the "include" statement.

Thank you for your help.
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VIM. Then again, VIM is usually the best editor for anything.

But if you want something more "enterprise-ey," try Geany. It's a nice IDE, but without all the extra bloat of ones like Eclipse (Hey, hey, I like Eclipse fine for some things!), so it's nice and snappy.
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I mainly use Quanta, but recently I discovered an Eclipse based project called Aptana Studio that has a good php editor (you need to enable the plugin after install).
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while I am an advocate of vim and definitely not afraid of it, I am very much at home with the KDE apps, and like I said, I use quanta for most web stuff.

Did you mean that you are converting utility programs written in BASIC to PHP for a website? for an editor in general, I like kate best, quanta for its added tools for manipulating html and other web code. other tools may add more developer-tailored functionality, such as the eclipse-based one mentioned above.

A more detailed description of the project you are working on would help us to better advise you.
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My post is interfering with the original question, so we'll leave it at that.
Old 03-11-2008, 09:06 AM   #11
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Quanta is very nice and user friendly, not quite up to dreamweaver standards but not far behind!

Bluefish is ok too, similar to quanta just doesnt feel as if it has as many features

would love to use quanta again, but I don't want KDE libraries etc..



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