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PHP Build a Simple PHP Application Getting Started with PHP Previewing the Final Project

What are text editor alternative to PHP development?

Hi I'm new to PHP, was just looking at this video for the first time and wondering what are some good alternatives to PHP development? I'm currently running Windows 7 and I have a old 2008 Macbook at home.

Looking for recommendations for both OS device. Thanks

4 Answers

Kester Browne
Kester Browne
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For your mac, check out Sublime text 3. Started using it and never looked back.

Thanks, I think this is definitely what I'm looking for!

I personally use NotePad ++ for PHP development. It's not as detailed as Dreamweaver but it's still a great software to use.

I've just done some searching and found an open source app call Aptana as well although the interface seems much more complex than notepad++. What are your thoughts?

Aptana is an IDE like Netbeans or PHPStorm. They have a lot of tools for expert developers. If you are starting to learn PHP just use a text editor.

Hi Samuel,

Any text editor will work, Personally I like Sublime Text. You are also going to need Apache web server but Randy Hoyt will cover that. After that is set up all you need to do is write the code in your editor, save the file, and then open it in your web browser. If you make changes to the file, save it and refresh your browser.


Thanks Jeff, I'm still going through the video and hopefully I won't run into any problems!