text editor for web development

Gabriel Dragffy gabe at dragffy.com
Mon Mar 10 15:05:53 UTC 2008

Mark Kelly wrote:
> Hi Gabe.
> On Saturday 08 March 2008, Gabriel Dragffy wrote:
>> So I am asking for suggestions of other great text editors. I don't mind
>> KDE or Gnome,  but I am not going to consider vi or emacs. Does anyone
>> here use a text editor for serious web development?
> It's how I make my living, but I'm not sure how serious it is :)
>> I'll be coding in xhtml, css, php, and javascript, so is there something
>> that has syntax highlighting and even word completion for these?
> I use Eclipse, specifically the EasyEclipse for PHP distribution you can 
> download here:
> http://www.easyeclipse.org/site/distributions/php.html
> It does highlighting on php/css/xhtml (not sure about JS as I don't do 
> that) including completion for (x)html tags, php functions etc. 
> It also does a lot of other excellent stuff (quick diff, syntax checking 
> for php, error highlighting, integration with subversion, to name but a 
> few) that make it by far my fave editor for php dev work. It also helps 
> that it's java, so I can use the same IDE on any OS I happen to find 
> myself on.
> The only downside I suppose is that being java you need a VM installed and 
> a good sized chunk of RAM.
> Mark

Thanks this eclipse thing seems pretty good. I did find eclipse/anjuta 
slow, but i suppose that's not so bad, thanks for this.

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