What code editor do you use?

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Which one's the best code editor/IDE (in your opinion)?

  1. PhpStorm

    57.8%
  2. Atom

    8.9%
  3. Sublime Text

    8.9%
  4. NetBeans

    6.7%
  5. Vim

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  6. Eclipse

    4.4%
  7. Don't ditch Notepad++, it's fine!

    6.7%
  8. Other (specify in replies)

    6.7%
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  1. NickTehUnicorn

    NickTehUnicorn Zombie

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    I decided to ditch Notepad++ a while ago, but I can't decide which code editor/IDE to pick.

    There are tons of them out there: Atom, PhpStorm, Vim...

    I've googled them and there are lots of comparison sites, but they all have pros and cons that are important.

    For example, I've read that Atom can be glitchy at some point, but on the other hand, PhpStorm is pricey and stuff. There are lots of pros and cons and I can't really see how effective they are without testing.

    Which one should I (a beginner) pick? Please reply with a few pros and cons.

    Thanks,
    Nick.
     
  2. WinterBuild7074

    WinterBuild7074 Zombie Pigman

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    Lots of people use Notepad++, some NetBeans and some coders PhpStorm. You can decide which code editor is the best for you.
     
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  3. Edwardthedog2

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    I use NetBeans for PHP. Pretty good for a free IDE in my opinion. But why get rid of Notepad++? It has so much uses, other than just coding.
     
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  4. eDroid

    eDroid Witch

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    sublime text is pretty great. very customizable via plugins. loads fast. can work with almost any language.
     
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  5. HimbeersaftLP

    HimbeersaftLP Wither Skeleton

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    Personally, I use SublimeText for simple stuff because it starts fast, has a great UI and is available for almost every OS. I use JetBrains PhpStorm for plugin development that's more advanced than just doing compatibility fixes and I use Microsoft Visual Studio (Enterprise) for NodeJS projects

    Not if you're a student (which I assume you are): https://www.jetbrains.com/student/
     
  6. TumbleGamer

    TumbleGamer Creeper

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    I use the MS-DOS Editor.
     
  7. Eduardo

    Eduardo Slime

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    In my own opinion the best free editor you can get is Sublime Text 3.
     
  8. NickTehUnicorn

    NickTehUnicorn Zombie

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    Is sublime text free? It says $70 on https://www.sublimetext.com/buy
     
  9. WinterBuild7074

    WinterBuild7074 Zombie Pigman

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    Subslime isn't a free code editor. You can still try and search "Get Subslime for free", maybe you can find something.
     
  10. NickTehUnicorn

    NickTehUnicorn Zombie

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    It says this on their website:
    :)
     
  11. HimbeersaftLP

    HimbeersaftLP Wither Skeleton

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    Yes, probably viruses...
    Never ever do that.

    SublimeText (as downloaded from its website) is free and you can use it forever with no limits. After x amount of saves it will display a popup if you want to buy it, but you can safely discard that. (Same as the WinRAR "trial")
     
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  12. WinterBuild7074

    WinterBuild7074 Zombie Pigman

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    First, if you are careful enough (like me), you won't get a virus. For example, I got Synthesia for free without installing any virus.
    OK, I never used Subslime before, that's why I didn't know.
     
  13. SOFe

    SOFe Administrator Staff Member PMMP Team Poggit Admin Noobiest member in the PMMP Team

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    If you don't want to submit your student identity to JetBrains, you can still use PhpStorm's 30-day evaluation license and reinstall (with regedit stuff) every 30 days.
     
  14. Awzaw

    Awzaw Zombie Pigman Poggit Admin Verified

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    For plugin development I think Netbeans is a great place to start, and PHPStorm is probably the best. If you are into plugin development you really should use an IDE with code completion, inspection and a million other things to make life easier and learn faster - why waste time looking up a function in PocketMine when your IDE can give you all the info as you type? Combined with git, a good IDE lets you checkout branches in one click, check git log and diffs, push to multiple repos... Of course some people (mentioning no names) like coding in vim or notepad, which is great for stream-of-consciousness coding where you just write a lot without worrying about whether it compiles... but at some point, everyone needs an IDE.
     
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    MrNobody Creeper

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  16. TheDeibo

    TheDeibo Moderator Staff Member Poggit Reviewer Verified

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    I just used my student email now. All it is, is a simple process of using your College/University email, and confirming it. That simple.
    1 year for free. :D
     
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  17. Edwardthedog2

    Edwardthedog2 Skeleton Verified

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    But what if you're not a student? Puppers don't have school.
     
  18. TheDeibo

    TheDeibo Moderator Staff Member Poggit Reviewer Verified

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    Go to school. :D
    (or just ask a person who has a school email: Oyy John, can I steal all your data?)
     
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  19. Edwardthedog2

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    It's not worth that much... plus, we're not allowed to either.
     
  20. NickTehUnicorn

    NickTehUnicorn Zombie

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    The thing is...12 year-olds don't usually have a University email.

    Though my dad has a .edu email as he counts as a teacher!
     
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