Codelobster IDE has been a top of the line software tool to edit web languages for a long time now and has a lot of fans. In this article, we will tell you everything you need to know in order to get adequately familiarized with it.
The tool also comes with the auto-completion feature which makes your code error-prone and also speeds up the programming process.
Users can execute PHP scripts step by step by sequentially traversing the code lines with the default PHP debugger that comes built-in with Codelobster. Viewing the loop work process, observing the variable values and assigning check points is all possible.
The built-in template viewer allows you to view HTML templates from within the editor; you can highlight any element you want on the page or go through the associated CSS styles. The HTML and CSS inspector contains all the features of the famous FireBug debugging tool.
Other beneficial functions and features of the editor:
• Tags and parentheses get highlighted automatically by the editor and you will never have to count quotation marks or parentheses again.
• Other highlighting including that of block, selection and code snippet collapsing is supported. The use of bookmarks to make navigation easier and the establishment of the complete PHP project structure make life easier for a developer.
• The tool supports 17 user interface languages including English, Russian, Spanish, German and French.
• Codelobster works on all Windows versions: Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 10.
Now that we have talked about the free version of Codelobster, let’s take a look at the professional version, which provides even more features to developers:
The first of the many additional features is the ability to use the built-in FTP client to work on projects via files present on a remote server. Not only can you edit the files, you can also preview results and send the changes to the remotely present files.
The SQL editor that comes built-in with Codelobster has code highlighting and auto completion features. In addition to SQL query execution and data export from your database, the SQL component of Codelobster also allows you to perform all fundamental CRUD operations: creation, reading, updating and deleting database rows.
In addition you get a huge set of plugins with the professional version:
• You can work with many famous PHP frameworks like CodeIgniter, CakePHP, Phalcon, Smarty, Symfony, Twig, Yii and Laravel etc.
• Plugins for famous CMSs like Joomla, WordPress, Magento and Drupal are also available.
To summarize, after years of work, our team hasn’t had any complaints against Codelobster. It has full support for Unicode, never hangs, is super-fast and allows working with large-scale PHP projects.
Codelobster IDE can be downloaded from the official website here.