[wp-hackers] Which editor do you use?

Diana K. Cury dianakac at gmail.com
Mon Oct 17 23:11:06 UTC 2011

Thanks everybody!

I find vim terrible lol Gonna try out the Phpstorm.

Microsoft editors are the best indeed, not sure but... they aren't up to 
develop anything  for php, since they have asp for choose :( too bad. I need 
to use different editors when creating themes and plugins, esp. themes, as 
most editors aren't helpful rendering css sometimes, I try everything for 
save time.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Eric Mann" <eric at eam.me>
To: <wp-hackers at lists.automattic.com>
Sent: Monday, October 17, 2011 6:30 PM
Subject: Re: [wp-hackers] Which editor do you use?

> >
>>  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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