CodeLobster IDE 1.3.0

When you start developing with PHP, you face the problem of deciding which IDE to choose. Most companies sell their IDE’s for high prices ($100-$500). We, on the other hand, offer a multifunctional portable IDE absolutely FREE with all these standard features:

PHP/HTML/CSS/JavaScript highlighting; advanced PHP/HTML/CSS/JavaScript autocomplete; a powerful PHP debugger; context and dynamic Help; a code validator; a SQL manager and much more…

Features of Free Portable PHP IDE:

PHP, HTML, JavaScript, CSS code highlighting
PHP, HTML, JavaScript, CSS code collapsing
HTML autocomplete
Autocomplete of tags, attributes for current tag, closing tags.
HTML/CSS code inspector
Inspector makes it simple to find HTML elements and their styles buried deep in the page.
HTML toolbar
CSS autocomplete
Autocomplete of style property names and values.
JavaScript Advanced autocomplete
Autocomplete of keywords, DOM elements and their properties.
PHP Advanced autocomplete
This feature speeds up writing a code. Autocomplete includes wide selection of code completion listings.
Lists are formed of both standard PHP and user’s classes, variables, functions, constants and keywords. Starting typing new element, lists of all possible variants for its completion are being displayed after $this-> and ClassName::
PHP Debugger
The Debugger is a package of tools that allows a developer debug applications during developing process. Before running, you need to configure it. Set necessary values for the following options in Preferences menu (Tools–>Preferences–>Debugger):
Virtual folder – path to a virtual project folder
Virtual host URL – url of a virtual folder
Path to php.ini – path to the php.ini file
Server – Apache version running on your computer. You need to select from the list, which displays all Apache versions installed on your machine.
Features of PHP debugger:
Functions Step Into (F11), Step Over (F10), Stop Debug (Shift+F5)
Debugger Watch Window – only user’s variables are displayed
Local Variables Window and Call Stack Windows
Expand of objects $this-> while debugging
Context and Dynamic Help with search to work with PHP, MySQL, HTML code
DynamicHelp window automatically lists all possible references for current word. You also can use ContextHelp to get information about shortcut keys.
Portable option
Split Window, Compare feature
Zen Coding (
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Code folding (collapsing)
Pair highlighting
Highlighting of paired tags and attributes.
Pair selection, tags and attributes selection commands
Selects content within current block.
Tooltips enable you to view values of variables marked with a mouse cursor
Tooltips for images and colors.
Navigation by holding CTRL key for A, LINK, IMG tags, BACKGROUND attributes and PHP functions
Class View
(View–>Window–>Class View) contains code elements (classes, functions and variables) of all opened files and a whole application.
You can easily navigate through your project and find all declarations for chosen element within it. In case of ambiguity solution dialogue appears.
Preview in a browser
Project manager
The project is connected with a folder on the disc. Its structure remains the same while transfering. Also there is an ability to search project’s symbols and files using shortcut keys.
File Explorer
Incremental find
All standard functionalities to edit code
Supported interface languages: English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Russian, Chinese, Japanese, Portuguese, Hungarian, Czech, Slovak, Turkish

October 3, 2018 CodeLobster IDE multi-platform free version 1.3.0 released! New version has the following new features:

Live View using Chrome Web Browser Improved PHP autocomplete Improved PHP validator Added new color schemes: Eclipse and Netbeans New icon set Laravel plug-in: Now supports Laravel version 5.x Installation wizard Angular plug-in: Now supports Angular version 6.x Ember plug-in: Installation wizard Added “Use spaces instead of tabs” option Bugs fixed: Cursor position on Mac OS EOL chars on changing encoding “Include Files” and “Ignore Folders” options Typing some special characters Problems with “/” in FTP/SFTP connections

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