TSW phpCoder 2008 final beta 3 released

March 31, 2008

The amount of bugs for final beta 2 has been rather limited, so to make sure that you have an even more stable version of phpCoder to work with, I have now released final beta 3. Now it's time to find those last bugs, so we can get the final version out really soon. As mentioned, I will be giving away free commercial licenses to the 5 most active betatesters at the end of the test :)

Download TSW phpCoder 2008 final beta 3 - please provide feedback in the beta forum

Special note to people with a previous beta version installed: Unless you allow phpCoder to overwrite your previous settings, you may be missing out on certain fixes, since each beta release usually comes with slightly modified data files, to fix issues where these files are involved.

Kasper (TSW) @ 11:09 am in TSW

6 Responses to “TSW phpCoder 2008 final beta 3 released”

  1. Lewis says:

    phpCoder looks amazing. I’m very impressed with how things work almost exactly as I would ever want them to. The only thing that’s putting me off is its integration with SiteSync. Don’t get me wrong, SiteSync looks good and I would still buy it, it’s just it makes publishing and checking out files a bit too complicated. The way it works on other IDEs is you can ‘checkout’ a file/folder/project which would download any newer files, you can then publish them which would do the same. SiteSync kind of works like that, but it does a 2-way comparison every time and it’s a few step process, rather than just a couple of steps like the others. It would be great for when I want to properly synchronize, but for a quick synchronize it’s a bit of a hassle. If you could just make a ‘quick synchronize’ option which would do a very simple synchronize and ask me if I want to publish or checkout files then you’d definitely get my money. Other than that it’s great! Really great job … you work very fast!

  2. This is a very powerful piece of software…

    The integration with the database is so sweet, i just miss some kind of “phpMyAdmin” where i can create new databases, tables and fields. That would make this software a masterpiece.

    Intellisense(Both for built-in functions and objects as well as intellisense for 3rd party libraries), code highlight and javascriptDoc integration would make it so powerful that i would only need TSW phpCoder to be open with my WAMP5 Server.

    A feature i think all coding software needs is the skill to see if you really change anything in the open file, like if i change a line and delete it afterwards the program still thinks that it has been changed.

    I’m not sure this feature is already built in, but i will write it anyway: Repetitive Snippets!
    A god example would be the Switch or If statement. if i push tab i will add one more case or elseif statement.

    There is also a bug with the and tag. Or I’m not sure it’s a bug but, when a i close any other tag, the software automatically adds the close tag. this doesn’t happens to the and tag. You always wants to add a type to these 2 tags too.

    I think that was a big mouthfull of features and bugs so i will continue when i get a answer from you. :)

    I really consider to buy this upcoming MASTERPIECE. I have use Aptana Studio until now but i think this is too focused on javascript.

  3. Kasper (TSW) says:

    Hi Lewis,

    I’m reading your post and thinking: Would a “Compare/Synchronize only this folder” option perhaps do the trick? :)

    Emil, please use the beta forum for comments, that would really be a big help to me :). For now, here are answers to your requests:


    I am thinking about making the DB interface more powerful, so perhaps in the next version :). Another approach would be to script this extended support. It should be possible and would allow for everyone to help with it. Could be really cool :)

    The IntelliSense support is already very strong imo – have you checked it out yet? :)

    About changes to a file, phpCoder actually highlights all the lines which have been changed since you opened the file. Lines are marked with a yellow color to the left for unsaved changes, and green for saved changes.

    Repetitive snippets are already there, and with an extra twist. Check out CodeSnippets from the Tools menu, or check this CodeSnippets demo video for WebPad.NET – it works the same way in phpCoder:

    About the end tags, I’m not really sure what you mean. Please post an example in the beta forum, along with any response you might have to this thread. Thank you so much for your comments, I really appreciate it :)

  4. Lewis says:

    Hi Kasper. Thanks for getting back to me. That may help, but it’s more of the fact that I want a quick way of download or uploading files without it having to download files that haven’t changed. SiteSync is good for when I want something from complicated, but it’s too advanced to make it useful for quick smart downloads/uploads.

    So more of the ability to do quick upload/downloads on the selected file(s)/folder(s) or whole project. Then it would simply ask you if you wanted to upload or download, and perhaps an option to force it to overwrite files regardless of if they are newer (eg how the current ‘upload’ option works I think – it just means it would all be in one dialogue).

    The repetitive snippets look very time saving!

  5. Kasper (TSW) says:

    I assume that the built-in FTP client, where you can easily upload/download several folders/files are not exactly what you’re looking for? :)

  6. Lewis says:

    Like that, but with a quick date/filesize check so I don’t have to download/upload unnecessary files basically. I work with some very big codebase projects and from 2 different locations, so I simply need to be able to quickly and easily download/upload the latest versions of them without spending ages downloading all of it.

    Another thing I miss, is a quick command to duplicate a line. Eg. ctrl + d – comes in very handy indeed.

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