Whats good PHP software?

[b][red]This message was edited by Ribbleton at 2006-2-8 15:33:56[/red][/b][hr]
Right i'm a C# .NET programmer and have no idea about PHP. I have been told you can use NotePad, but i want somthing better that will aid me in my development. Anyway, I have decided to have a go at creating a database driven website using PHP and asp

Just wondering what software people use? How much it costs?

Can i use Visual Studio .NET? (That would be good, but i dont think you can)

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  • : [b][red]This message was edited by Ribbleton at 2006-2-8 15:33:56[/red][/b][hr]
    : Right i'm a C# .NET programmer and have no idea about PHP. I have been told you can use NotePad, but i want somthing better that will aid me in my development. Anyway, I have decided to have a go at creating a database driven website using PHP and asp
    :
    : Just wondering what software people use? How much it costs?
    :
    : Can i use Visual Studio .NET? (That would be good, but i dont think you can)
    :

    PHP [b]and[/b] ASP???!!!

    Well, if you use PHP you have no need for ASP.
    Looks like you're a totally beginner to PHP, so I'll point out what you must do to PHP first [b]work[/b] on your machine:

    1. Go to http://www.php.net/downloads.php and download the Windows Binary version of php (the zip file, not the installer!)
    2. Unzip it in a folder of your preference (I use "C:Program FilesPHP")
    3. Read the installation instructions on the install.txt file on the PHP folder to learn how to configure your local server.
    4. Write a .php file and save it on your webserver document root.

    About some IDE to work with PHP, there are many options, among them are the Zend Studio (http://www.zend.com/products/zend_studio), from the creator of PHP.
    I preffer to use Dreamweaver to write code, since I cannot afford Zend Studio.

    Homero C. de Almeida

    [italic]There's no dishonour in failure. For we aren't allowed to know wheter we'll achieve success or not. There is only one final shame, the cowardice of not trying.[/italic]


  • : About some IDE to work with PHP, there are many options, among them are the Zend Studio (http://www.zend.com/products/zend_studio), from the creator of PHP.
    : I preffer to use Dreamweaver to write code, since I cannot afford Zend Studio.

    In my opinion you do not need an IDE to work with PHP. I instead recommend that you find a decent text editor to work with. One that I found useful for Windows was Notepad++ which can be found at: http://notepad-plus.sourceforge.net/uk/about.php

    It seems to be much less cluttered than Dreamweaver or other IDEs.

    Regards,

    Isaac

    "Let us smite the evil slime eating hordes who may befall us on our quest to be the ultimate programmers of the known universe!"

  • Textpad

    http://www.textpad.com

    Tastes great, less filling :D

    T

    :
    : : About some IDE to work with PHP, there are many options, among them are the Zend Studio (http://www.zend.com/products/zend_studio), from the creator of PHP.
    : : I preffer to use Dreamweaver to write code, since I cannot afford Zend Studio.
    :
    : In my opinion you do not need an IDE to work with PHP. I instead recommend that you find a decent text editor to work with. One that I found useful for Windows was Notepad++ which can be found at: http://notepad-plus.sourceforge.net/uk/about.php
    :
    : It seems to be much less cluttered than Dreamweaver or other IDEs.
    :
    : Regards,
    :
    : Isaac
    :
    : "Let us smite the evil slime eating hordes who may befall us on our quest to be the ultimate programmers of the known universe!"
    :
    :

  • Well, I suggested an IDE because looked like the OP was asking for an IDE. :-P
    If you want a text editor, i would suggest Vim (http://www.vim.org).

    : Textpad
    :
    : http://www.textpad.com
    :
    : Tastes great, less filling :D
    :
    Homero C. de Almeida

    [italic]There's no dishonour in failure. For we aren't allowed to know wheter we'll achieve success or not. There is only one final shame, the cowardice of not trying.[/italic]

  • : [b][red]This message was edited by Ribbleton at 2006-2-8 15:33:56[/red][/b][hr]
    : Right i'm a C# .NET programmer and have no idea about PHP. I have been told you can use NotePad, but i want somthing better that will aid me in my development. Anyway, I have decided to have a go at creating a database driven website using PHP and asp
    :
    : Just wondering what software people use? How much it costs?
    :
    : Can i use Visual Studio .NET? (That would be good, but i dont think you can)
    :


    I use editplus ( http://www.editplus.com/ ). Great value.
    - Syntax highlighting (including many PHP functions, and ASP,JS,VB...)
    - Auto complete
    - Many other useful functions
    - Shareware

    I tried installing PHP, Apache etc on my PC and had nothing but hassle - dunno why.
    Instead I rent server space and upload my PHP files to test.

    Once you get into PHP and MySQL I bet you'll forget ASP!

    (nb I was a Visual C++ v6 programmer, so if you need any more advice from our perspective, please ask)

    Anthony@SFC
    Webmaster
    [b]www.stuff-for-computers.co.uk[/b]

  • I use arachonphilia as an editor - highlights code etc http://www.arachnoid.com/arachnophilia

    For getting php, mysql etc to work on your development machine in a simple way use xxamp - it installs php, mysql, mercury.... easily. Then helps you make it more secure...
    http://www.apachefriends.org/en/index.html
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