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What is the Best Editor for PHP Development ?

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Hi Experts ,

Want to develop some websites on PHP . Previously I used Sublime Text and I don't think it's not the best Editor to work with PHP . Any Suggestion on this

Note : Please tell the free one if possible

Thanks in Advance Experts
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Question by:Hari Shankar
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by:Julian Hansen
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Personally I use Notepad++ - but that is just me. There are far more advanced editors out there - just never found the need for the additional features they offer.
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Dan Craciun earned 1004 total points
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Best is relative. You'll need to try a few and decide what's best for you.

If all you need is syntax highlighting, Notepad++ is good enough.

If you want debugging, auto completion, code hints, help on the keyword under cursor, GIT integration etc, then you want an IDE:
- Eclipse
- NetBeans
- PHPStorm
- Aptana
- etc

HTH,
Dan
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by:Ray Paseur
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PHPStorm is best for advanced programmers; SublimeText is a good choice, too.  But if you're new to PHP and are still learning the basics, the simplest text editor is best.  That means something like Textpad, Notepad++, etc.
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by:Scott Fell, EE MVE
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I have been using PHP Storm https://www.jetbrains.com/phpstorm/ and really like it after trying many others.  I also use notepad ++ for one off's.
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