What I do:

  • PHP (Laravel 4, Yii, Drupal 7, bare)
  • C/++ (GTK+, Qt 4/5)
  • Ruby (+Rails)
  • Perl (rarely, but still)
  • Python2/3 (sometimes + Django)
  • JavaScript (Node.JS, jQuery, Angular.JS)
  • HTML
  • CSS (+SASS, Less)

What I currently have: bloated VIM. I'm tired of it. Top 5 issues: single thread, crappy support for mixed modes, vimscript, lack of IPC, plugin conflicts, speed.

What I want: an editor or IDE capable to provide good support of all above. Even Java-based will do. Price < 300$ It must be extensible.

Any ideas?

1 Answer 1


I suggest Eclipse 4.3.1 Kepler downloadable from http://www.eclipse.org/downloads/. I'm using it on a daily basis for:

  • HTML5
  • JavaScript
  • CSS
  • Sometimes PHP

There are at least plugins for C/C++ and PHP. You can easily install them via the Eclipse Marketplace.

Eclipse is Java based but better than its recent reputation. I consider it quick enough for productive work.

Eclipse is extremely extensible due to the OSGI/ Plugin architecture. For example, there are plugins for all major SCM systems, also available through the Marketplace.

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