[nycphp-talk] Linux editors
jonbaer at jonbaer.com
Sun Aug 26 15:50:18 EDT 2007
My own personal experience has gone from Modelworks SitePad on
Windows -> Bluefish on Linux -> TextMate on OS X.
I actually liked Bluefish, but have not kept up on what the latest
On Aug 26, 2007, at 1:34 PM, bz-gmort at beezifies.com wrote:
> Since there are a lot of people here who probably code in PHP(ha)
> and use Linux, I thought I'd ask here if anyone is familiar with
> GUI programmer editors in Linux.
> Yes, yes, I can and do use VI when on linux. But my work habits
> have formed over the years based on using the best tool for my
> mindset on the platform I had to use(Windows XP).
> So my editor of choice has been UltraEdit.
> The features of UltraEdit which I like(and they are probably
> laughably small):
> FTP built into the editor:
> I can open my files right off a remote server without any fiddle
> faddling around.
> SSH built into the editor:
> More importantly FTP over SSH so I can still open files right off a
> remove server.
> Automatic code collapse:
> Ultraedit has a tag library for PHP and HTML.
> When I'm editing a PHP file, it automatically find the start and
> stop of tags and I can collapse them. So I can open a huge PHP
> file, collapse all the functions into single lines, and than scan
> through and find the function I'm interested in.
> While coding, once I have finished a section, I can collapse it and
> see what came before it and goes after it.
> It is this last feature that I have had a hard time finding in
> other editors. Heck, I downloaded the latest Dreamweaver for a
> ProStores project(as it was the only way to get the who collection
> of program scripts out of prostores without downloading 1 by 1) and
> the best it had to offer was that I could create my own code foldings.
> At the past PHP meeting, it finally sunk in to me that for years
> I've been saying "I'd really love to develop in Linux, but I have
> to run Lotus Notes for work and you can't get the full environment
> to work reliably in Linux[ok, that's not quite TRUE. Those
> individuals who were not second class citizens at work were welcome
> to use the Linux test platform which had all such goodness built
> into it. However, such a platform was not for the likes of a
> second class contractor such as myself. The best I could get was a
> notes client, but no development or admin client without which I
> was dead in the water)
> Well, that time is past, and other than the periodic UG meeting I
> will likely never set foot in that company again, and even if I do
> I won't need to keep my personal system compatible with their work
> environment. So, it's time to bite the bullet. Time to learn to
> code in linux and break my bad Windows habits.
> All I need is the editor to do it with.
> So any suggestions?
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