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A coding professional needs professional tools, and while you can write PHP with a regular text editor, a specialized editor or IDE will make the job easier and your code more accurate. In this course, programming expert Joseph Lowery takes you on a survey of the most popular all-purpose and PHP-specific editors. Learn what features are absolutely required from any good editor; explore options that can boost your productivity, like snippets and database integration; and then take a look at tools that work with multiple technologies (such as Aptana Studio or Sublime Text) and those more directly targeted at PHP (like Eclipse or PhpStorm). This course is vital to anyone starting on the path to PHP programming, as well as developers seeking to ramp up their efficiency.
(Music) Hey. Joe Lowery here, to thank you for checking out Choosing a PHP Editor. A coding professional needs professional coding tools. And in this course, we're going to survey the field, to find out what suits you best, when it comes to editing PHP code. We'll start by covering what features are drop dead essential, like code hinting and syntax checking. Then, we'll look into productivity enhancements, such as snippets and database functionality.
Once we know what to look for, we'll examine the most popular, all purpose code editors because many web professionals work with a number of technologies, and prefer a flexible, all-in-one tool set. Finally, we'll dive deep into the PHP specific editors for those who prefer a laser like focus and explore the spectrum of available tools from absolutely free to high-end commercial. Sound good? Let's get started with choosing a PHP editor.
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