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Software and Insomnia

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I just downloaded PHP Designer 2005. It seems to be a nice script editor with tons of features. Anyway it's an upgrade for me since I've been just using notepad forever. It has a debugger as well but I'll have to install PHP on my system first. I don't know if it's worth all of the trouble though since my scripts are fairly simple and I'll need access to my database. I did notice that it has built in FTP oh and did I mention it is free?

And while I'm talking about software - I should mention that I started using Firefox last week and I'm never going back. The live bookmarks are a big time saver. I noticed from the member list that a lot of people are now using this browser.

I've been up all night - since my last post - refactoring my engine code. It's starting to look sweet and I figure I'm about a third of the way done with this pass. [smile] Most of the old dynamic array stuff has been replaced with stl vectors, which is the reason I started this whole process. After this is done I plan to rework my exporter plugins but not until the material editor is finished. I'm sleepy... better get some more coffee.
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I just downloaded PHP Designer 2005. It seems to be a nice script editor with tons of features. Anyway it’s an upgrade for me since I’ve been just using notepad forever. It has a debugger as well but I’ll have to install PHP on my system first. I don’t know if it’s worth all of the trouble though since my scripts are fairly simple and I’ll need access to my database. I did notice that it has built in FTP oh and did I mention it is free?

I've tried php designer for a short while, then stopped using it. THe show-stopper for me was the fact it had no unicode support, and I frequently work on pages with arabic content. So make sure you don't need unicode before delving in [smile] (I currently use notepad2, which is IMO a very powerful editor with a simple interface - Love it!)

Regarding scripting (and non-scripting, actually) in general, I'd go with python if I were you. It's much more elegant, high-level, easy, amazing, cool, innovative, saliva-inducing and powerful than php. It will change your life (obviously, I'm a big fan).

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And while I’m talking about software – I should mention that I started using Firefox last week and I’m never going back. The live bookmarks are a big time saver. I noticed from the member list that a lot of people are now using this browser.

Firefox and thunderbird rule. Make sure you take a look at the gobs of firefox extensions available (Linkificator, mouse gesture recognition, and flashGot to name a few)

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I’m sleepy... better get some more coffee.

Better get some sleep instead [smile]

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(I currently use notepad2, which is IMO a very powerful editor with a simple interface - Love it!)
Ah yes! This is much better for what I need and with source!
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Regarding scripting (and non-scripting, actually) in general, I'd go with python if I were you. It's much more elegant, high-level, easy, amazing, cool, innovative, saliva-inducing and powerful than php. It will change your life (obviously, I'm a big fan).
I've been using PHP to manage the dynamic content of my sites and also to interface with mySQL. I've only written small python apps and have never used it in a web page. I have the Oreilly book entitled, "Learning Python" but am unsure if this book will help me with dynamic content or mySQL access. I'll check it out though. [smile]

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Err...you're doing web development? I wouldn't go with python for that before some planning. There's this phyton server, called Zope, but it's not for the general web-stuff, I think. (It seems more for intranets and corporate apps, but I could be wrong).

When I saw you mention scripting, I thought you were using php for general scripting (e.g. as a replacement for bash or something), and hence the python suggestion.

Python is cool for many things, including application development. And even when you're working with other languages (e.g. C++) python can help you in rapid prototyping. Anyway, read the book when you have the time, I hear it's good (Haven't read it yet, though).

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