The fundamental element of any kind of website or blog is the code. Code develops the whole infrastructure of any website. As being a developer, sometimes it becomes very hard to write every single line of code by yourself. So we always look for an easy and user-friendly IDE (Integrated Development Environment) that can boost our coding proficiency, standard, and speed.
In a nutshell, it is impossible to develop a website with code that meets all the industry standards without an IDE editor. There are many paid software available for this purpose, only if you are ready to spend a minimum of $100. But today, I would like to introduce you with a free of charge and very functional editor - CodeLobster PHP Edition.
CodeLobster PHP Edition simplifies your PHP development process. With the help of CodeLobster PHP Edition, you no longer need to keep every function name, arguments, or any other attribute name in your mind. This editor is like a complete PHP encyclopedia that has all the PHP elements and their work stored in an internal library.
Let’s discuss some powerful capabilities and features of this IDE editor.
CodeLobster PHP Edition Features
Powerful Autocompletion of Code
Live HTML/CSS Inspector
This feature is the same as the Firebug add-on for Firefox. It allows you to easily correlate the selected elements on the page with its code and proper style.
For even better convenience, you can always get the necessary information if you need any help. Simply press F1 or use the special Help control from the menu.
This allows you to perform all necessary actions with a database. You can add, drop (delete) or edit a structure and records in tables. You can even export data and execute SQL queries inside it only. Highlighting of commands and autocompletion works for SQL files also.
One feature that makes this IDE stand out from the crowd is its free internal PHP Debugger. It allows you to validate your code locally before making it live. It effortlessly detects your current server settings by its own and configures the corresponding files in order to let you use the debugger.
Support of FTP
This works same as working in an editor inside the hosting server cPanel. It connects you to a remote server so that you perform all your tasks and to do all necessary changes in files.
This makes it easy for users to test CodeLobster PHP Edition on any system if you are not sure whether it will work or not. It will let you use the editor without the actual installation, means you can run it right through your Pendrive.
Other Useful Utilities
There are so many other useful functions also such as, pair highlighting, blocks selection, collapsed view, tooltips for ease, description navigation of functions and included files at withholding of the key of CTRL, structure viewing of files and projects, preview in a browser, bookmarks, and many other standard possibilities to work with codes.
There is one best thing about CodeLobster PHP Edition and that is its cross-platform functionality. It can work with many development platforms with the help of their support plugins or frameworks. Below is the complete list of its extended cross-platform support:
- CMS: Drupal, Joomla
- PHP frameworks: CakePHP, CodeIgniter, Symfony, Yii, Laravel
- WordPress blogging engine
- Smarty and Twig template engines
For WordPress Developers
CodeLobster has a special treat for WordPress developers and users. Now you can easily perform many WordPress related tasks using their plugin.
Ability to install WordPress
CodeLobster WordPress plug-in gives you the flexibility to download the latest WordPress version from their original site and install it to a necessary folder using the easy to use setup wizard.
The intelligent autocomplete feature in the plugin enables you to write better code comfortably, proficiently, and faster. A pop-up completion list includes functions once you write the first few characters. It has an internal library that holds all the core WordPress functions in it.
Context and Dynamic Help
These features allow you to quickly obtain necessary information about any WordPress syntax.
Context Help gets you help topics. To do so, simply place the pointer on the element you want to see the help topic for and press F1 button. CodeLobster WordPress plug-in automatically searches for proper help information directly on their official site: http://www.wordpress.org
CodeLobster - Software Details
It currently supports the following languages: English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Russian, Chinese, Japanese, Portuguese, Hungarian, Czech, Slovak, Turkish, Persian.
As of now, it only supports Windows Operating System for the following versions:
- Windows ME
- Windows NT 4.x
- Windows 2000
- Windows XP
- Windows 2003 Server
- Windows 2008 Server
- Windows 2012 Server
- Windows Vista
- Windows 7
- Windows 8
- Windows 10
Spending time in the development process isn't good if you can spend the same tasks in productive tasks to grow your online presence. This free PHP editor and IDE by CodeLobster is an all in one package and is highly recommended for any business size, expert developer, or even beginners who are keen to learn the start their PHP development journey.