I am thinking seriously of purchasing PHP_ED from Nusphere. I like it because it has a nice, handcrafted feel. Some of the other IDEs (some free, such as Netbeans) feel a little like "one size fits all" to me. I have already purchased PHP Designer in the past and like it, but the development cycle is taking too long (i.e., I believe the developer is a one-man operation).
"The reasonable man adapts himself to the conditions that surround him... The unreasonable man adapts surrounding conditions to himself... All progress depends on the unreasonable man." - George Bernard Shaw
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Some of the other IDEs (some free, such as Netbeans) feel a little like "one size fits all" to me.
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PHPED was far to complex and involved for the tasks you wanted to complete, unfortunately as with a lot of editors out there this one is more focused on developing hard core features and packing the "Do It All" Application and doesnt focus on the intuitiveness of how the application really works ... it had a far to steep learning curve and I gave up on it in about 25 minutes
I have tried all of the IDE's/Editors mentioned here and found most of them confusing and to pack alot into a little, PHP Designer was nice ... but it is not very smart and the one thing I really didnt like about it is the Code Completion, it just gives a list of ALL functions/classes/variables available instead of ones target at the specific string you are typing.
I have been using Komodo for about 3 years now and it is absolutely wonderful, just upgraded from the free version to the IDE
I find IDE's overwhelming for PHP, and not needed.
When I used Windows I really struggled to find a decent simple editor. I didn't need much else than; navigation, customizeability as well as minimalism. I ended up using Sublime Text, and it was really great. (And pleasing to the eyes)
When I went to Linux, I started using gEdit. But eventually turned to Vim. And here I stop, and I've never looked back to anything. It's really the best editor out there. It's very simple, stable and super customizable. It's pain in the ass in the start, but as you learn to use it - you'll love it.
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But eventually turned to Vim. And here I stop, and I've never looked back to anything. It's really the best editor out there. It's very simple, stable and super customizable. It's pain in the ass in the start, but as you learn to use it - you'll love it.
VIM OWNS ALL!!! much better than emacs imo (cue the editor war!)
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Thanks again for the replies. Ioan1k mentioned KOMODO EDIT (version 5.2 just released), which I'm taking a look at now. It is really nice and, despite all its capabilities, very user-friendly and...what's that word?...oh, yes...FREE.
Never heard of the SUBLIME TEXT EDITOR (mentioned by Sirupsen), but when I started reading about it, the reviews were pretty fantastic. However, the website will not come up this evening (www.sublimetext.com) for some reason.