I’m always on the lookout for new code editors, especially when I can find them for free. When I first started, I got locked into a so-so editor and was so happy when I started trying different apps! Not only did find others to work better, I learned which features were the most important to me.
Have you tried Codelobster?
It comes in two different versions — free and professional.
Check it out:
Codelobster PHP Edition
First off, Codelobster is for Windows. Whether you’re running something as old as XP or as new as Windows 7, Codelobster will work just fine for you.
The core of Codelobster is part of the free version, so you can spend as much time as you want to see if you like it. The Professional version comes with some interesting plugins, but we’ll look at that in just a little bit.
Here are some of the features you’ll find with Codelobster:
- HTML/CSS inspector.
- Context help on all supported languages.
- PHP debugger allows to execute PHP scripts incrementally, watching the values of all variables in every line.
- SQL manager allows to produce all necessary actions with a database – to add, delete, edit a structure and records in tables, to export data, execute SQL queries. Highlighting and autocompletion also works for SQL files.
- FTP support
- Other useful utilities: pair highlighting, possibility of blocks selection, collapsing, tooltips, navigation on descriptions of functions and included files, viewing of structure of files and project, preview in a browser and bookmarks.
Codelobster’s plugins are made available when purchasing the Professional version. That’s where things get interesting.
Some of the plugins include: