View Full Version : What is your development setup - PHP editor, testing environment, etc?

02-22-2005, 02:11 PM

I'm curious what is your website development setup for Linux based websites?

Do you develop/test your PHP scripts and MySQL databases on Windows and then just upload to your Linux server account, or do you develop/test on a Linux machine?

What is your favorite PHP Editor?



02-22-2005, 02:14 PM
I develop on my windows system, and upload to my server for testing. I use edit plus.

02-22-2005, 02:19 PM
I develop on my PC and/or my ibook. Upload to the server for testing. I use Homesite and Ultraedit.

02-22-2005, 02:36 PM
Dreamweaver MX 2004 for Editing Web Pages PHP on Windows Machine, Testing Server Set up on this computer using Apache for Windows and MySQL 4. I don't use that too much.

Linux Web Server, Vi for Editing Files on that

I use Core FTP for FTP.

02-22-2005, 03:46 PM
As for editor I use HTML Kit for everything.

As for testing, I have a linux box with Debian on it
which acts as my development environment but also as fileserver, mail/spamassasin, proxy, backup pretty much everything.

Although I need to find a solution for my backups.

02-22-2005, 10:48 PM
I have Subversion set up on my server, then I can work on stuff on my desktop, my laptop, ...

02-22-2005, 11:21 PM
I develop on WinXP (installed with Apache, PHP, MySQL, etc) and test it on the server.

Ultraedit for all editing.

02-23-2005, 12:16 AM
Develop on my my computer then upload and hope it gets no errors.


02-23-2005, 04:53 AM
Linux / Quanta+

btw. have a look at: http://www.apachefriends.org/en/xampp.html
this is very useful to setup a local developement environment fast & easy

The New Guy
02-23-2005, 05:47 AM
WAMP + Php Designer 2005 (editor)

02-23-2005, 06:08 AM
Textpad for PHP, Dreamweaver + Photoshop for Web. Upload with Filezilla to server for testing. I've tested locally before, but I always found SOMETHING that would work locally but not on my server, or vice versa, so I gave up.

02-23-2005, 06:34 AM
I develop on my home WinXP comp and then upload. I use MAX's HTML Beauty++ 2004 as an editor.

02-23-2005, 07:30 AM
Develop & Test on Win XP (Apache+PHP+MySQL etc) , and php editor - PHPEdit

02-23-2005, 01:37 PM
I currently develop in Motepad(similar to notepad) and run XAMPP. But now have an old computer that I'm going to load a replica setup of my webserver(Redhat/Apache) for testing.

02-23-2005, 02:25 PM
I code in edit plus then upload and hope for the best.

02-23-2005, 03:35 PM
I use cuteHTML with cuteFTP. It's lame but I'm so used to it I don't see any real advantage spending the time to get to know something else.

02-23-2005, 07:14 PM
Windows XP running using Macromedia MX 2004 for editing/initial testing. Apache/Mysql/PHP running on my local win box (WAMP) for testing but I often upload immediately and test on the Linux box.

SQLYog for creating/administering databases, Filezilla for uploading. Fireworks for quick graphics.

02-24-2005, 02:45 AM
Am using Win2000, installed Apache, MySQL, PHP,ActiveState Perl on my local Machine. I use PHP Designer 2005.

02-26-2005, 04:45 PM
Dreamweaver and WAMP to develop locally then upload when finished.

The New Guy
02-26-2005, 04:51 PM

Oh come on now. Get something good.

03-02-2005, 12:41 PM
Oh come on now. Get something good.

Notepad rocks in simplicity, however I use motepad which I prefer but is still very similar.

03-02-2005, 12:49 PM
Oh come on now. Get something good.

Hehe, welcome to the wonderful world of tag completion :D

03-02-2005, 03:45 PM
yea, I could not live without Dreamweaver's awesome Tag Helping Mechanism.

03-02-2005, 04:00 PM
I think I'd probably survive without tag-completion :) But it is very useful, expecially for all the CSS styles.

Code-coloring is also very useful.

03-02-2005, 10:15 PM
I find Dreamweaver's tag completion annoying. :)

03-03-2005, 04:25 AM
I find dreamweaver annoying in every aspect but ... ;)

Coldfusion studio (before the Allaire/MM merge) was my favorite back then.
Nowadays you can still get Homesite but I haven't looked at it since.

Tag completion has always been very useful for me, it's like something else is
writing the code for you... you just need to give it some pointers once in a
while... Brilliant if you get the hang of it.

03-03-2005, 01:40 PM
maybe I think its awesome because I spent the big money on it :)

03-05-2005, 11:33 AM
HTML: Crimson Editor - Really Perfect Tool ! I use it for my JAVA programming, CSS, HTML, etc... It has integrated Math functionality which is really useful.

WebDesign: Zoner Draw (light & easy to use), Irfan View, Adobe Photoshop.

FTP/Admin: Total Commander/ WinSCP3/ PUTTY / Webhost side software (CPanel, Plesk)

Server: Apache


OS Platform: Windows. Uploading to Linux

Debuging/Testing: IE, Mozilla Firefox

What more ? Websitepublisher.NET Forum ! , Trillian from CerulianStudios for chatting with my friends & Winamp for greate developing environment :)