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The future of PuppyCam

December 6, 2004 | Computers

Hm, I’m getting pretty disappointed at the lack of good php editors for Windows. If I can’t find one I’m gonna be tempted to take down PuppyCam so that I can use that computer at work.

I’m not just talking about features but about look and feel. Nothing on the windows side feels a good to use as Smultron, SubEthaEdit or skEdit.

It is rather disspointing because these are great applicaitions, skEdit in particular, and I just can’t find anything I like as much as it on the Windows side.

So that leaves me with the temptation of taking the iBook to work with me. Currently the iBook drives the PuppyCam because it is wireless and I can put it anywhere I want. If I decided to start using it for work then we’d lose PuppyCam.

So, the quest is on to find a good Windows PHP/XHTML/CSS editor so that I don’t have to sacrifice PuppyCam.

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  • nnoooooooo! not the puppy cam!

    actually, I don’t check it too often, but it’s nice to know it’s there.

    You might need to seek the council of Scott. or, if you really wanna get your geek on, try vi. They have a version with a GUI, but I don’t know if they make it for Windows.

    You’d really need to have your geek on though. I tried it, and hated it. I guess it’s cool if you’re used to command line editing, but it baffled me. I don’t even remember where to find it.

    roo, December 6, 2004 8:27 pm | permalink

  • Actually, I do use vi at work when I ssh to the home computer to fix something.

    It isn’t too bad, but it is the overall feel of the apps that I’m yearning for. I’m sure you can relate – the feel of the application is almost as important as the features. At least to me it is, especially when I stare at it all day long.

    The best I’ve found so far are jEdit and Zend Studio. Both have their issues – jEdit is Java – and Java on Windows blows. Zend studio is OK but it forgets my project contents. I’m constantly reloading the projects (but then, that could be windows. Every time I reboot Photoshop resets itself to factory defaults).

    Hm. I don’t want to ask for a Mac ’cause I don’t know how long I’m gonna stick around after the website is launched and stable (2 or 3 phases before it is stable – phase 1 hits in January).

    Hm, I’m kinda torn…

    shawn, December 6, 2004 8:48 pm | permalink

  • Not that anybody’s gonna see this, but I did finally find a full featured and free editor for Windows that I like.

    It is PHP Designer from MP Software.

    Nice, full featured setup and it includes the baiscs you’d expect plus FTP, function browser, File and Project managers, To Do list, Code Snippets, Google search and more…

    If ya gots ta do Windows this is a good way to go.

    shawn, December 24, 2004 3:22 pm | permalink

  • Well, ain’t this a pisser.

    PHP Designer can’t import a site – files are imported one by one.

    Uh, can we say dumb? The developer says they’re working on it so I guess I’ll stick with a combination of JEdit and Zend Studio Personal Edition…

    shawn, January 4, 2005 9:57 am | permalink

  • Why not just look on eBay for an old cheap Mac to run the puppycam or to bring to work, and then you can have the best of both worlds!

    max, January 8, 2005 6:08 pm | permalink

  • Well, honestly, that would require spending money…

    shawn, January 8, 2005 11:47 pm | permalink

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