FOSS Project Spotlight: the Codelobster IDE–a Free PHP, HTML, CSS and JavaScript Editor

The Codelobster free web language editor has been available for quite some
time and has attracted many fans. It allows you to edit PHP, HTML, CSS and
JavaScript files, and it highlights the syntax and provides hints for tags,
functions and their parameters. This editor deals with files that contain
mixed content easily as well.

If you insert PHP code in your HTML template, the editor correctly
highlights both HTML tags and PHP functions. The same applies to CSS and
JavaScript code, which is contained in HTML files.
The program also includes an auto-completion function, which greatly speeds up
work for programmers and eliminates the possibility of errors.

The Codelobster IDE provides contextual help on all supported programming
languages, and it uses the most up-to-date documentation, downloading it
from official sites so you quickly can get a description of any HTML tag,
CSS attribute, PHP or JavaScript function by pressing the F1 key.

The built-in PHP debugger allows you to execute PHP scripts step by step,
sequentially moving through the lines of code. You can assign check points,
view the process of the work of loops and monitor the values of all
variables during the execution of a script.

You can view the HTML templates directly in the editor, highlight the
interesting elements on a page and explore the associated CSS styles. The
HTML and CSS inspector works by following the well known FireBug principle.

Other useful functions and features of the IDE include:

  • Pair-highlighting of parentheses and tags—you’ll never need to count
    parentheses or quotation marks; the editor takes care of it for you.
  • Highlighting of blocks, selection and collapsing of code snippets, bookmarks
    to facilitate navigation on edited files, recognition and building of the
    complete structure of PHP projects—all of these functions ensure easy
    work with projects of any scale.
  • Support for 17 user-interface languages, including English, German, Russian,
    Spanish, French and more.
  • The program works on the following operating systems: Windows 7, Windows 8,
    Windows 10, macOS, Linux, Ubuntu, Fedora and Debian.

The professional version of the Codelobster IDE provides programmers with
even more features.

For example, you can work with projects on a remote server with the use of
the built-in FTP client. You can edit the selected files, preview the
results and then synchronize the changes with the files on the hosting side.

In addition, the professional version includes an extensive set of plugins:

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Coming Soon: Wacom Firmware Updates on Linux

Wacom tablet viaYou’ll soon be able to install Wacom firmware updates on Linux. Red Hat’s Richard Hughes shares word on work he’s done with Wacom engineers to support Wacom’s custom update protocol on Linux. At present, Wacom advise their customers to upgrade firmware on their graphics tablets using a dedicated desktop app which is only available for Windows and […]

This post, Coming Soon: Wacom Firmware Updates on Linux, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

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