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  • Started 5 years ago by Chris
  • Latest reply from cannobbio
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  1. Unfortunately, I fell in love with Vim/gVim for editing, so I can't use a lot of the cool new tools. Fortunately, Vim is widely available on all platforms, and can be used with Filezilla making the combination a pretty good mini-IDE. Filezilla is a great ftp program, free and available on all systems. It has bookmarks, either global or local for a site, and can synch browsing so it changes directories automatically on either remote or local system.

    What I am looking for is a good PHP debugger, preferably for linux. Eclipse has always seemed confusing for PHP, maybe because there are (were?) more than one way to add PHP. But it seemed that PHP was not well supported, so versions always seemed to be outdated, and it was too confusing trying to match the correct versions of the correct plugins, assuming I knew which plugins to use.

    Netbeans seems easier to use, and it used to work well for local debugging, but now I keep having problems, and have to restart it every time I run once or it loses its connection to xdebug. After a lot of work, I got remote debugging to work, sort of, but it seems to cause problems with the web server.

    Anyone have any suggestions for a PHP debugger? I mainly just need breakpoints, single stepping, and examining data, although being able to modify data would be nice. Also, it's can't be too expensive (free is nice).

    Posted 3 years ago #
  2. Hi All, first post!

    Great tool for making sure your site visitors don't die of colour blindness is Kuler:

    kuler.adobe.com/

    Fantastic site that helps you pick colours that work together in an attractive way. Include colour schemes added by other users, the ability to create your own custom colour schemes using photographs, a base colour, and many other goodies.

    One of the first places I visit before starting work on a new site.

    Posted 3 years ago #
  3. this is great!

    Posted 3 years ago #
  4. Another very usefull tool I recently discoverd for testing on mutiple-browsers...

    https://browserlab.adobe.com/en-us/index.html

    (Requires an Adobe ID)

    Posted 2 years ago #
  5. kassemEzz
    Member

    I'm currently using Netbeans from Oracle (formarly from Sun).. You can download the PHP version of netbeans which is enough for me. You can add the css preview plugin for it and its a free fully featured php editor. Been using it for years

    Posted 2 years ago #
  6. Been using PHPStorm at work, it's awesome.

    http://www.jetbrains.com/phpstorm/

    Posted 2 years ago #
  7. cannobbio
    Member

    Sublime Text 2: http://www.sublimetext.com/2
    With wbond packages: http://wbond.net/sublime_packages/

    Posted 2 years ago #

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