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swkiller
March 7th, 2007, 12:26 AM
Hey everyone,

I was wondering if anyone knew of a good PHP type IDE editor which included a website preview, that would be able to connect to your localhost and have your apache server display the results?

I believe a windows editor, UltraEdit, did this....but I've yet to find a good editor in ubuntu :/

Thanks :)

clouserw
March 7th, 2007, 06:19 AM
Why not just run a browser and refresh the page when you want to see the results?

swkiller
March 8th, 2007, 06:21 AM
Well this is true, and in fact it's what I do right now. I was just curious if there was such an application, because I feel it would be more handy.

pmasiar
March 8th, 2007, 02:12 PM
I was wondering if anyone knew of a good PHP type IDE editor which included a website preview, that would be able to connect to your localhost and have your apache server display the results?)

If I was develioping any such editor and was deciding (after fixing all bugs :-) ) between adding this feature or any other, my concerns would be: Why spend time implementing something (browser) which big teams of developers spend years to implement? Then, any serious developer compares how his site looks like in at least two major browsers (IE and Firefox/Mozilla) and maybe bunch of smaller ones, like Opera, Konqueror etc. So reimplementing only one of them would not do me any good. Especially if this can be done trivially by opening the site in browser and reloading the page: Alt-Tab, F5. And this solutions does not add any new bugs - is maintenance free :-)

If something *can* be done, it does not mean it should be done. Even (or especially) in free software development, developer's time is not free.

Mirrorball
March 9th, 2007, 01:45 AM
I think Eclipse + PDT (http://www.eclipse.org/pdt/index.php) has it. Regardless, it's an excellent IDE for PHP.

Dygear
March 9th, 2007, 10:28 AM
ScITE has it as long as you have it pointed towards your php.exe, press F5 and you have the output of the program, HTML or not. The only issue is that it does not open up a browser window. But I'm almost 100% sure that you could set that up.