[wp-hackers] Which editor do you use?

Muhammad Ali mjsafoxy at gmail.com
Mon Oct 17 21:36:27 UTC 2011

I generally use nano via SSH, but on my Mac I use Dreamweaver; but on my PC
I use notepad++. :p

On 17 October 2011 22:30, Eric Mann <eric at eam.me> wrote:

> >
> >  I heard about Visual Studio being the best thing on editing code, not
> sure
> > if works nice with php and css tough. Also, some people recommend
> CodeBlocks
> > etc
> >
> For the record, I spend 8+ hours per day coding in Visual Studio for my day
> job.  But that's all .Net (C#) development.  For CSS, HTML, XML,
> JavaScript,
> etc I absolutely love it.  It's a lot better than plan old text editors
> because of intellisense (termed "intellicrack" by some of my co-workers).
>  No guessing what methods/properties your objects have.  Fantastic for
> working with .Net code, and it's got great extensions for JS, too.
> I actually have jQuery intellisense built right in to the editor.
> For PHP code, though, it's a far cry from perfect.  Microsoft hasn't taken
> any steps to integrate PHP into the editor, and the third-party tools that
> *
> do* pull in the syntax haven't proven (to me at least) that they're very
> mature.  So when I build code for WordPress, I usually switch over to
> PhpStorm.
> Like VS, PhpStorm gives you intellisense support, but only for the code *in
> your project*.  So if you want syntactic suggestions for core WP
> functionality, you need to load the entire WP codebase in your project ...
> rather than just loading the plugin or theme you're actively developing.
>  There might be a workaround or two for this, but I haven't found them yet.
> But if you're spending a lot of time working in an IDE, *any IDE*, make
> sure
> you pick one that enables intellisense.  You'll thank yourself later. :-)
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