web development

John G. Heim jheim at wisc.edu
Tue Oct 11 19:57:11 UTC 2005

At 02:46 PM 10/11/2005, you wrote:
>>I was just wondering wwhat web development tools folks are using?  Which 
>>rate high on the accessability scale?
>How well do you know how to code for the web?  I personally just
>use Vim and lynx for simple stuff in a session of screen.  But
>then again, I'm quite comfortable with HTML, PHP and SQL so I
>prefer not to have some development environment try and hold my
>hand.  Vim has some nice plugins for making it easier to work
>with HTML.  Some folks may prefer Emacs, Pico/Nano, "ed",
>"edbrowse" (popular here on the list, so I'll give it a plug) or
>whatever.  If you're really good, you can use "cat" or "echo"

I use TextPad. I tried to convert to UltraEdit but couldn't get comfortable 
with it. So now I own licenses for both. I still use UltraEdit's 
edit-ivia-sftp feature frequently. But if I'm working on a script for hours 
at a time, I uusually use TextPad.

However, I used to write a lot of Visual Basic and the Microsoft editor is 
very, very nice. If you type in a function name, it gives you a 
parameterlist. If you can't remember the function name, it you can easily 
search for it. Something like that would be very nice for php, python, or 

When I'm writing php, I often have an extra browser open to use for 
googling for things like "php manual ldap functions".  It's a pain.

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