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Posted 17 July 2010 - 02:36 PM

I have been writing scripts in php and was using pspad, but it started crashing and corrupting my scripts. (I reinstalled but it didn't help.) Lately I have been using Komodo edit, but it is extremely slow. The last time I tried to use it I would type a character, wait a few seconds for it to appear on the screen, type another character, wait a few seconds.... Obviously, that isn't going to work. I am using a Windows Vista computer with Apache, PHP and MySQL loaded on. Can anyone suggest a text editor that won't give me problems?

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Posted 17 July 2010 - 02:50 PM

Notepad++. I'd link it but I'm on my phone.

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Posted 17 July 2010 - 04:08 PM

Komodo shouldn't behave that way. I'd suspect something else is up, like your Vista installation is bad or maybe just "you have Vista installed, expect sickness" syndrome.

If you just want a programmer's text editor then notepad++ is most people's favourite, and for good reason.

If you want a full-blown IDE, then I'd recommend netbeans. It's the best there is, as far as gui ides goes - at least that's what I think. Only problem is, it uses quite a lot of resources (it's java) and if your machine is running slowly in general then it wouldn't be much help.
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Posted 17 July 2010 - 06:13 PM

I've been using the free PHP IDE CodeLobster and I really like its interface and how it assists with the code. Perhaps you could consider that as an alternative if you can't resolve your technical issues.
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Posted 17 July 2010 - 07:30 PM

I've been using UltraEdit for a few decades now, but it's not free (shareware). I've also liked Notepad++, and actually prefer to get it from PortableApps for whenever I'm away from a system with familiar programs (check out PortableApps anyway, because it's such an awesome idea for all SORTS of open source applications).

I'd second Netbeans, and while the Java does slow it down, I've been extremely impressed by its scope-sensitive member resolution properties.

Now, if you're ever going to work on a Mac, I've started to compare all other text editors against TextWrangler (BBEdit's free sibling). Even UltraEdit, which I used to hold on its own pedistal and sacrifice small puppies and stuffed animals to.
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Re: text editor

Posted 17 July 2010 - 07:58 PM

can try Sublime Text Editor
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Posted 19 July 2010 - 09:39 PM

I use notepad++ and netbeans as well, but I'm a newbie at all this.
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Posted 19 July 2010 - 10:56 PM

Thanks for the link to CodeLobster grimpirate!
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Posted 21 July 2010 - 12:26 AM

I just posted a reply a little while ago, but it doesn't seem to have taken. Thanks for all the replies. I have downloaded Notepad++ and it seems to be working fine so far, although I haven't been doing much coding. I also just downloaded CodeLobster and am trying to figure that out. You referred to it as an IDE. I assumed that meant it would have WYSIWYG capability, but it doesn't appear to. Perhaps you could clarify the difference between an IDE and a WYSIWYG editor (and a regular html editor, a CMS, etc. -- feel free to include anything to fill out the picture.) Anyways, thanks again for the info/links.
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Posted 21 July 2010 - 01:30 AM

Im lazy so I point out a reference: IDE, WYSIWYG
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Posted 21 July 2010 - 02:05 AM

Butterflies are the only real way to program.
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