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Post Thu Jan 22, 2009 6:33 pm

Text Editors

What text editors do you use for coding? Do you use separate editors for different things like PHP, XHTML and CSS?

I used to use a combination of Notepad++ and Dreamweaver. Most people will probably slate me for using Dreamweaver but if you set it up properly it can be quite a useful program!

Recently I have been looking at changing editors and I am currently testing a commercial editor on the 30 day trial to see if it is any good. It is called E Text Editor and is basically a windows port of TextMate for the Mac. If you watch the screencast on the homepage you will see that it uses the same bundle system that TextMate does and using cygwin you can use any bundle that has been created for TextMate. It even allows you to create full projects making it easier to work.

So far it seems like a very good all round editor and at $35 it seems worth the money.

So what do you use?
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Post Thu Jan 22, 2009 6:44 pm

Re: Text Editors

Greetings,

http://www.textpad.com

Plus syntax definitions for;
  • html, xhtml
  • javascript
  • php
  • css
  • MySQL
  • VBScript / ASP
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Post Sat Jan 24, 2009 4:24 pm

Re: Text Editors

I personally use notepad++ (http://notepad-plus.sourceforge.net/uk/site.htm) It's freeware and has great syntax highlighting and is still being developed very actively.
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Post Tue Feb 03, 2009 5:47 am

Re: Text Editors

I still use Notepad++ at work. I have it installed on a USB stick along with Firefox, Filezilla and Xampp so that if I am bored I can get on with some real work ;)
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Post Tue Apr 21, 2009 1:42 pm

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I use Notepad++ For all of my coding, Best code editor ever made.
I love the fact that it uses a GeSHi type of Syntax Highlighting.
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Post Tue Apr 21, 2009 1:56 pm

Re: Text Editors

Greetings,

Welcome to the mad house... ;)

GeSHi is used on here for the syntax highlighting...
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Post Tue Apr 21, 2009 2:38 pm

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How did you implement GeSHi into the posts?
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Post Tue Apr 21, 2009 9:16 pm

Re: Text Editors

Greetings,

Good question... ;)

A few years ago CyberAlien released the BBCode parser used on phpbbstyles.com (before it became a haven for spammers and upgraded to phpBB 3), see this post: http://www.phpbbstyles.com/viewtopic.php?t=6107 for more info and the original parser. The parser was altered and other BBCodes were added as well as syntax highlighting.

The parser will not work with phpBB 3 as it (is) was, so I changed it and 'hooked' it into the system see here: boardbbcodes.php for a list of the BBCodes supported by the parser and the help lines (not finished at the time of posting this). So basically the 'code' tag was renamed to 'syntax' this saved having to disable the built-in 'code' tag and the BBCode tags supported by the phpBB 3 parser were removed from the 'hooked' one to remove the chance of any conflicts.

As GeSHi was already added to the XS BBCode parser (see here: http://www.phpbbstyles.co.uk/downloads/ ... s/XS_Mods/ for the last phpBB 2 version) it just required an update for GeSHi and a couple of changes to the main GeSHi file along with some changes to the parser to get it working with phpBB 3.
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Post Tue Apr 21, 2009 11:30 pm

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Okay.
-goes and hopes i wont blow up the 7th test board i've made- ;)
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Post Tue Apr 21, 2009 11:38 pm

Re: Text Editors

Greetings,

One of the joys of fiddling with phpBB is breaking it now and again... ;)
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