PHP Expert Editor is an easy-to-use PHP IDE (Integrated Development Environment) for Windows with UTF-8 support. It is a text editor created especially for PHP developers. It has an internal HTTP-server and Debugger to run, test and debugs PHP scripts, the PHP Syntax Check, internal browser, code explorer, and code templates, file explorer with favourites, library explorer, project explorer, and FTP client with SFTP support. It supports Windows, UNIX and Mac file formats.
The PHP Expert Editor runs the PHP script and previews the result in the internal or external browser. The program is designed in such a manner that it integrates with the existing PHP installation and can execute and debug scripts with the built-in browser display. Apart from PHP, it also supports Tcl, Perl, Python, Ruby, Java Script and HTML.The program includes a built-in macro option that allows defining certain commands, and the best part is that the users can add, delete or change macros as well.
Additionally, users can carry out multiple searches to locate the word or phrase that you are looking for. Users will be able to drag text, scroll till the last line as well as collapse empty lines. Moreover, you can export text to HTML or RTF. For running and debugging PHP scripts, make use of the internal or external HTTP-server. The program will enable users to insert multiple PHP functions quite rapidly with the parameters hint. What’s more is that, this program displays a log with the errors and warnings related to the script.
The PHP Expert Editor also has customizable code templates, which simply means that, it helps to write scripts faster and in a well-organized manner. Other interest sparking features include the print preview and PHP syntax check. You will be able to navigate the PHP Code promptly by right-clicking the mouse and the use of hot keys. The program also offers basic features like code block collapsing, customizable code highlighting, auto saving, bookmarks, brackets highlighting. This program supports all types of contents including images.
Komodo Edit is an alternative IDE that can be used by programmers. It focuses mainly on Web Development. However, it does not have the option to debug scripts. Another alternative is Komodo as it is one of the best web developments IDE, which includes advanced editing options such as multi-window editing, syntax checking and highlighting, code folding and split view.
Another option is Rapid PHP 2010, which assists in creating documents from predefined templates. Overall, you may find ample tools for PHP scripting, however, the UTF-8 support is the most beneficial feature that the PHP Expert Editor consists of. Possibly, the other versions may have the ISO-8859 support, which will be a great improvement in the long run.
The PHP Expert Editor is indeed, a program bundled with handy features for beginners as well as professionals. Though it has a crowded interface, once you get your hands on, it is as simple as ABC.
The PHP Expert Editor is a product of the Ankord Development Group. Other Programs developed by this company include the Expert Debugger, WebChart Creator and the zx Chart.
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