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Open source developments tools

Posted 06 July 2009 - 05:22 PM

Can anybody recommend any good freeware or open source software for web development? I haven't written any HTML since I was 14, and have been generally neglecting web development... but no more!

So far I am looking into Aptana Studio, but am open to suggestions. Thanks.
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#2 chris772  Icon User is offline

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Re: Open source developments tools

Posted 06 July 2009 - 05:26 PM

Aptana is ok but it is a little slow to load on my machine. I like the SciTE editor and Notepad++. They both have good syntax highlighting and are very light-weight.
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Posted 07 July 2009 - 04:34 AM

I, myself, am getting into the web dev game, and I use MS Frontpage on my work pc since its been there for ages. Freeware I'm uncertain of, but wouldn't Notepad suffice. Or you can install the current trial version of Microsoft Expression and work with that.
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Re: Open source developments tools

Posted 07 July 2009 - 04:36 AM

Microsoft Visual Web Developer 2008 Express Edition is free. It's not open source though. I'm not too big into the front end of web programming though; I am still trying to slowly master CSS.

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Re: Open source developments tools

Posted 07 July 2009 - 04:45 AM

View Postchris772, on 6 Jul, 2009 - 06:26 PM, said:

I like the SciTE editor and Notepad++. They both have good syntax highlighting and are very light-weight.


I use SciTE for most web page creation. The rest of the package can be something like php or ruby on rails. Both will allow for some kind of templating. Eclipse has some cute stuff for web dev. To be honest, I prefer to do anything with any level of complexity in simple editors. Unless it's ASP.NET, in which case the IDE is integral to the process.
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Re: Open source developments tools

Posted 07 July 2009 - 05:11 AM

I recently switched over from SciTE to Blufish on my lappy - it has some nice features - on my work PC I still develop with Notepad++
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