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duh
03 Jul 2008, 20:20
Can anyone recommend a text editor that's free or inexpensive, and easy to use?

Thanks

nexialys
03 Jul 2008, 20:30
http://www.download.com/3120-20_4.html?tg=dl-2001&qt=code%20editor%20php&tag=srch

duh
03 Jul 2008, 20:42
Thanks nexialys for the resource.

noppid
03 Jul 2008, 20:49
That's an IDE, not a "text editor". Look at www.editplus.com

nexialys
03 Jul 2008, 20:52
usually, people here use the term text editor but want a code editor,... so i suggested that link...

noppid
03 Jul 2008, 21:02
Either way, there is a difference. Next person will be able to learn about both.

I wouldn't trust an IDE or a home server for testing. Been there done that. They never give the same result as live.

Good resource though, I didn't mean to imply otherwise.

nexialys
03 Jul 2008, 21:23
i know what you were saying, you have more resources than i have noppid... i'm just too lazy to check properly.. lol

nix
03 Jul 2008, 21:34
Either way, there is a difference. Next person will be able to learn about both.

I wouldn't trust an IDE or a home server for testing. Been there done that. They never give the same result as live.

Good resource though, I didn't mean to imply otherwise.

If the home server is setup properly there should be no difference.

duh
03 Jul 2008, 21:35
usually, people here use the term text editor but want a code editor,... so i suggested that link...

Either way, there is a difference. Next person will be able to learn about both.

I wouldn't trust an IDE or a home server for testing. Been there done that. They never give the same result as live.

Good resource though, I didn't mean to imply otherwise.


Hmmm....thank you both for your suggestions. To be more clear (hopefully)....I want to create code to add to a page for my site that will have tables on it. Which would I use?

Thanks for the help.

noppid
03 Jul 2008, 21:42
Both can do the job. The IDE will enable you to code and test in both php and html. Not sure if you need a lamp/wamp server or if the IDE is the server.

The text editor you create both php and html from scratch and upload to test. The editor has colors to highlight certain codes and stuff.

I'm not going to argue the home server point. Most can't set one up let along set one up properly. And most use windows, WAMP. That's enough reason not to use it for testing.

KTBleeding
03 Jul 2008, 21:54
Notepad ++ hands down.

http://notepad-plus.sourceforge.net/uk/site.htm

duh
03 Jul 2008, 22:23
Notepad ++ hands down.

http://notepad-plus.sourceforge.net/uk/site.htm

That's the one I chose from the list Nex provided.....so great.

Thank you all so much.

noppid
03 Jul 2008, 22:32
That looks like a great choice for free. I already own a license for editplus or I'd likely switch to the free one.

Taragon
03 Jul 2008, 23:30
UltraEdit for me http://www.ultraedit.com/
I've started it using after reading some Wrox programming books and used it ever since.

KURTZ
04 Jul 2008, 11:04
That's an IDE, not a "text editor". Look at www.editplus.com

i use this from many years without any trouble ... :D