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Best lightweight IDE for PHP programming? [message #1835033] Mon, 23 November 2020 17:19 Go to next message
quel opera is currently offline quel operaFriend
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Registered: November 2020
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Hi, I have a very slow machine (Atom with 1 gig of ram). I normally use Notepad++ but now want more advance features like a debugger, code completition, etc.

I have tried the following and didn't like them:

PHPStorm (slow and memory hungry)

Netbeans (same as PHPStorm)

Eclipse PDT (same as PHPStorm)

Sublime Text 2 ( many plugins are a real pain to get working, it would take me weeks to have it as I want. Some plugins gave me errors I couldn't solve after searching a lot. )

Do you know any lightweight PHP IDE that is good enough, and would offer at least code completition, debuggin (xdebug?) and detect syntax errors as I type?


Re: Best lightweight IDE for PHP programming? [message #1835972 is a reply to message #1835033] Thu, 17 December 2020 14:14 Go to previous message
Hilton Cartwright is currently offline Hilton CartwrightFriend
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Registered: December 2020
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I used SciTE and EclipsePDT for several years while I was learning, then I tried Netbeans, PHPStorm, and a couple others. I finally choose Geany and used it for 2 years before I switched to Sublime text 2.

Linux: Geany has code-completion based on what documents you have open. I have even used it when writing letters as it knows what words you have already used. Geany has nice themes and is very lightweight.

Windows: SciTE is very light and fast. No custom code completion though.
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