Hi folks. I'm very, very new to PHP, and as a matter of fact, I've been working on other projects so I've not been able to use PHP lately, I hate it because I really want to learn a lot about it. I'll get there though when time allows. Here's my question.
I've got PHP Admin and wamp server setup and it's working properly. I want to use Netbeans IDE. Does anyone else use it and what do you think of it? The price was right.. Free.. hehe.. I'm not going to be doing a lot of developing, but when I do, it's mostly for small database driven sites. I've not decided what database I want to use, but it looks like most are using mySQL. I have nothing against the same, but dont' know it like I do Microsoft SQL server and Access and SQL lite. I'm wondering if anyone knows where one can get SQL lite as the database on their web hosting?
It's a major discussion, and a frequent one, discussing editors. It all comes down to taste. On Windows I like to use Notepad++ and WAMP as my setup. On linux I use gEdit with a few tweaks to get it looking how I want.
Also, my hosting is linux, so anything I develop on my laptop (linux) I know will work when uploaded. If I develop on my desktop (windows) then I can't be too sure.
I've never used anything else really as I found Notepad++ early on and got used to it. I like it for the reason it highlights loads of languages, so it's kind of a 1 editor fixes all problems sort of stuff.
Thank you so much. It sounds like that's the way to go. When I first started with ASP I only used Notepad for God's sake.. hehe.. Then I used Microsofts first Visual Interdev and it was pretty good really, then they messed it up so I went to another editor. I wish they would have stayed with ASP instead of .Net, but they're wanting to be the next Java. I can see now that they're going to try to develop the .net Layer for Mac and Linux, etc, someday, then any dot net programmer would just be a Dot Net programmer no matter what the OS. I can't see how it would work, but I hear it will..
I haven't done big projects yet, both with NetBeans and in general, so I can't say how nice it is personally for that, but from what i've read people like it. I always forget about the autocomplete stuff like if else.