DzSoft PHP Editor is a handy and powerful tool for writing and testing PHP and HTML pages. It’s simple interface is comfortable for both beginners and experienced programmers.
Pros: DzSoft PHP Editor is a handy and powerful tool for writing and testing PHP scripts and HTML/XML pages. DzSoft PHP Editor is packed with essential features needed for easy and productive PHP development, such as convenient one-click preview in internal browser (with no web server required), quick insert features, code and files explorer bars, different kinds of quick code insertion features etc. Of these the ability to preview with the internal viewer is very convenient.
In the main user interaction area major part of the real estate is reserved for the editor workspace. But the explorer windows add real value. The project explorer window below the main area lets the user do a quick review of existing projects. While the explorer shows the path of the project file, what adds value are the comments one can tag with the project file and file path information on a window section reserved for it.
Code area has another explorer that helps take a summary view of the code in terms of includes, variables, functions and classes. Integrated run & preview window helps in getting a quick feel of the code developed up to that point in time. Syntax checking along with search that can help find & replace like actions are useful in debugging the code to production strength. Syntax checking capability includes syntax checks for not only PHP but HTML/XML too; the code that may be being edited together. Multiple bookmarks and tabbed editing for multiple documents to be edited helps make edits easier.
Cons: Nothing problematic noticed.
Overall: This is truly a very good edition for editing PHP files embedded in HTML and XML code block. A nice interface that is designed on similar lines as the word interface makes it easy to use. This is definitely 4 star material.