For valuable work on creation of sites you need a good comfortable editor necessarily. There are many requiring paid products for this purpose, but we would like to select free of charge very functional and at the same time of simple in the use free editor – Codelobster PHP Edition.
Let us consider some important possibilities and advantages of this free IDE:
- HTML/CSS inspector on the type of Firebug, which allows easily to match the selected elements of page with a code and proper style.
- Context help on all supported languages. By pressing F1 key the page with detailed description for current tag, attribute or function will be opened.
- PHP debugger. PHP debugger allows to execute PHP scripts step-by-step, watching the values of all variables in every line.
- SQL manager allows to apply all necessary actions with a database – to add, delete, edit a structure and records in tables, to export data, execute SQL queries. Highlighting and autocomplete works for SQL files also.
- Support of FTP allows to work with a remote server directly and to do all necessary changes with files
- The portable option allows to use editor without the preliminary installation.
- Other useful utilities: pair highlighting, ability of blocks selection, code collapsing, tooltips, navigation on descriptions of functions and included files at withholding of the key of CTRL, viewing of structure of files and projects, preview in a browser, book-marks, and all other standard possibilities for working with a code.
Also there are special plug-ins to work with:
- CMS: Drupal, Joomla
- PHP frameworks: CakePHP, CodeIgniter, Symfony, Yii
- WordPress blogging engine
- Smarty template engine