June 22, 2012

CodeLobster: The Perfect PHP Development Tool


Codelobster a perfect php editor

PHP is one of the most widely used programming scripts. It is the same language that gave birth to Facebook and your beloved Wordpress. Content Management systems and ecommerce websites are built largely with PHP. I really enjoy writing and testing algorithms. PHP is enjoyable as long as you are using the right tool else its all of a headache and tasteless consuming language. While developing my recent university project which was based on "Online Mobile Marketplace " I badly felt the necessity of built-in PHP and JavaScript functions. It is really difficult to code every single function out of scratch unless you use a handy tool to code fast and efficiently. I used various online free PHP editors but their Syntax Highlighting, intellisense and debugger sucked so bad that  I had almost made up my mind to switch to a different project. But then a fellow friend who is a freelance developer suggested that I should try Codelobster PHP Edition.

I downloaded a free version of this handy tool and since then I could not stop writing algorithms and giving birth to creative tools that has made my blogging experience even more worthwhile. We are now using the professional version which comes with plugin support. It took me just 4 days to develop a whole new Mobile Shopping store out of scratch using built-in library functions provided by Codelobster.  Today whatever tools that you see on this blog may it be Sitemap generator, contact forms or widgets are crafted using this amazing tool. Some of you wanted to learn how to develop Wordpress templates, blogger templates and php forms, so the tutorial today would explain everything in detail.

 

Important Features

You really do not even need Dreamweaver anymore because Codelobster is a complete pack for both designers and developers. I will show you a demonstration of a contact form that we designed and coded using this tool. Lets see at some of its important features that impressed me a lot;

  • PHP, HTML4, HTML5, JavaScript, CSS3 code highlighting
  • Powerful autocomplete: It saves a lot of time by closing tags automatically for both php,HTML, CSS and JavaScript. Its really sensitive with tags and attributes and closes tags and missed out attributes instantaneously. 
  • PHP Advanced autocomplete: This is my personal favorite. It includes huge selection of code completion listings for all variables, user classes and functions. Saves great amount of time.
  • CSS/HTML Inspector: When the number of files and pages increases, it becomes really difficult to dig out the class for an HTML section out of thousand lines of written code. Inspector splits the screen in three sections and displays line number and location of all CSS classes for any div section you click.
  • Excellent Debugger Tools: One of the major problem we faced was finding the root cause of an error that would cause our entire structure to crash. The debugger with its tons of features helps to locate variables and attributes that are misspelled, wrongly structured or not closed. Its suggestions are too accurate and helps a lot in locating the error and correcting it. PHP debugger allows to execute PHP scripts incrementally, watching the values of all variables in every line
  • Dynamic Help: The search boxes lets you to filter and look for as minute a syntax as possible and locates it in seconds.
  • Context help on all supported languages. By pressing F1 key the page with detailed description for current tag, attribute or function will be opened
  • Portable option: We loved it when we could use it without preliminary installation on our laptops and transfer it anywhere using a usb.
  • Code/Preview/Inspect
  • Code folding (collapsing)
  • SQL manager: This allows to produce all necessary actions within a database. Like to add, delete, edit a structure and records in tables, to export data, execute SQL queries. Highlighting and autocompletion works for SQL files also.
  • Pair highlighting
  • HTML, CSS, PHP code validator
  • Support of FTP allows to work straight with a remote server and to do all necessary changes with files;
  • Extra Features: Tooltips, navigation on descriptions of functions and included files at withholding of the key of CTRL, viewing of structure of files and project, preview in a browser, book-marks, and all other standard possibilities for work with a code

Now these were some features that decreased our entire work load and made writing algorithms a fun job. Our project consisted hundreds of pages and managing them all would have been a complete mess and headache if I had not came across codelobster. A perfect tool for developers who love to code and test.

Plugins supported

Its works smoothly with following plugins in windows environment:

  • CMS: Drupal, Joomla
  • PHP frameworks: CakePHP, CodeIgniter, Symfony, Yii
  • JavaScript library: jQuery
  • Facebook!
  • Joomla
  • Blogging engine: WordPress 
  • Template engine: Smarty

Blogger templates do not require any plugin because you can design them directly using XHTML, XML, HTML and CSS. All these are supported by codelobster.

Demonstration

Below I am giving an example of a simple php form that I created for our services page.

codelobster supported by plugins

As you can see above the left pan provides easy navigation to files used in the and like JavaScript, style sheet and interconnected php and html pages.

codelobster split screens

codelobster php editor

You can code it, preview it and inspect it in an extremely comfortable three-split interface. It is really easy to use already built-in functions for clocks, well structured do while and for loops, jQuery variables and much more. 

Free Download

It's a multifunctional portable IDE and is unbelievably free. It comes in three versions i.e. FREE, LITE and PROFESSIONAL. I would highly recommend that you purchase the professional version because if you have several clients and provide service like us then you would need some extra options that aren't present in free version. The free version does not supported plugins I mentioned earlier and has no SQL manager, Code validator and Version Control Systems without which writing and developing big algorithms is not possible. Since we are now learning the Wordpress framework and look forward to develop wordpress plugins, this tool is all that we needed and luckily we found it at the right time for less than $120.

To see the details of these three versions and the pricing details please visit Codelobster Order Details

Build Wordpress right today!

If you are a geeky developer and want to learn how to use codelobster to design and develop high quality wordpress themes then you must check dozens of video tutorials on YouTube to start learning every bit of detail right from today.

See tis video tutorial where you learn how to play with Twenty 10 Wordpress theme to understand the basic structure and connect it to your localhost using Codelobster PHP Edition.

Your views

This tool deserves more than just $120 because it is half the price of some of the tasteless tools that we already tried and get lost with their interface. User friendly interface and flexibility of a tool is all that matters. I would highly recommend it to all our readers and fellow developers from both stackoverflow and all those subscribers who contacted us to tell them about how we code templates.

Please let us know how helpful is this tool for you and how far do you think its different from dozens of other editors that sell for pea nuts and are no less than a headache. With this we disclosed yet another secret of our blogging services. :) Take good care of yourselves. Peace and blessings pals! :)





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  1. Really an amazing tool.
    Now am intrested to purchsing this tool.
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  2. I really needed this info pal.. Thanks. i was struggling without this. .


    Check this cool tutorial mohammad bro.

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  3. Since i have no knowledge about anything of this i still wanna try this one. I'm just an IT student and i just play around the codes on my Blogger templates. I just hope there is a websites that educate people how to make their own templates. BTW, Thank you for this Mohammad.
    Many thanks!

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  4. AWESOME post Buddy but there is no blogspot support mentioned in Post.
    Only Drupal Joomla and Worpress ?

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  6. Wow, and I like this 'click here to add comment' feature Sir :)

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  8. thank for all information, is beautyfull....

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  9. Looks good. Best feature is that its dynamic. Thats what DW lacks.
    Would love your review on my Startups Blog

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  10. Usefull Tool For Web Developers

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  11. i have never seen a post from you which is coded in php.

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  12. ASALAM-O-ALAIKUM

    thank for sharing mustafa bhai:) i'm in the mid of php:) and blogger with no earning lolx:P. bt soon IN SHA ALLAH i will start though your step which you mentioned in fast uni:)

    JAZAK ALLAH:)

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  13. @vijay

    you will love working on it now :)

    @Debbie Navarro
    Coding is fun only when practiced. Just keep reading tutorials from this blog and from everywhere else and keep implementing the simple tweaks. You will learn it very easily with time. This is how I trained myself. :)

    @Cs-doon.blogspot.com
    Blogspot templates can be designed with XHTML, CSS, HTML and XML so yes codelobster offers it all! :) No plugin required.

    @prime
    Check the tutorial on that :)

    @Mohammed Rameez
    We published just one on PHP sitemap Geneator. We didn't publish more because blogspot blogs don't support php and most bloggers do not purchase web hosting. We therefore offer php services to clients :)

    @Fahad
    Thats true. Phpstorm has exact same problem. It also sucks when it comes to syntax highlighting and intellsense. I will surely chekc your new blog dude. :d

    @Mursaleen Siddique
    Fast university offers great environment to learn great programming languages and I am sure you will be far ahead of us in coming years. :) Thanks for visiting.

    @anin Sastra

    Better learn php now then. w3schools.com is your best friend! :)

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  14. I was searching for hire yii php developers and landed up onto your column and i ought say thank you for sharing such practical information.

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  15. I have been working on Dreamviewer since months and download the "CodeLobster" an easy-to-use tool for any developer. Works fine with all tasks accomplishing at once place. Thanks for your post.

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  16. Nice Tool for Web Page design .. Also you can find HTML5 Tutorials here to build your web page .

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  17. I totally agree with the post! CodeLobster is really amazing tool for PHP programmers which provides lots of benefits in PHP and MySQL development. So when you hire PHP developer, check that one must have used it.

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  18. Very interesting article, Anothony. You've got me hooked up - keep up the nice work!


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  20. Codelobster is one of the best development tool. It's really awesome as it supports nearly all working platforms and can be paired with anything. It is a perfect tool for both designers and developers.

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  21. HI ! i read your blog and i get some info and i also want to use it but i have one question that IS it Free or not?

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  22. amazing tool i would like to purchase professional version thanks buddy ;)

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  25. CodeLobster as such is a nice PHP IDE and even install its debugger easily but the thing is that it here requires many hand handling processes where big issue arises.

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