PHP 01: Text Editors

Atom by GitHub (Download Now)

If you are looking for a pretty good PHP editor that is free – Atom may be the way to go.

On Windows, you can add “packages” by going to File -> Settings -> then Install.

Some really good packages include:

minimap – a preview of full source code on the left-hand side

project-manager – for easy access and switching between projects

atom-beautify – this takes lots of languages and makes it look better with formatting

color-picker – obviously lets you use a gui to pick the color you want.

highlight-selected – highlights the current word selected when double clicked


Dreamweaver CC 2017 (on Thundercloud)

This software is already in all the labs. It is also very good when working in teams. You can also use this software when you log into Thundercloud.


Notepad++ (Download Now)

You might not find this in all the labs. This has pretty good support for PHP, however, Atom is better.