[wp-hackers] Which editor do you use?
urban.haden at gmail.com
Mon Oct 17 22:10:08 UTC 2011
I've been using Ultra Edit for years but PHPStorm sounds interesting..
2011/10/18 Diana K. Cury <dianakac at gmail.com>
> 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>
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>>> I heard about Visual Studio being the best thing on editing code, not
>>> if works nice with php and css tough. Also, some people recommend
>> For the record, I spend 8+ hours per day coding in Visual Studio for my
>> job. But that's all .Net (C#) development. For CSS, HTML, XML,
>> 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
>> Like VS, PhpStorm gives you intellisense support, but only for the code
>> 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
>> you pick one that enables intellisense. You'll thank yourself later. :-)
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