Free IDE For PHP, HTML, CSS & JS: CodeLobster (3 Pro Licenses Giveaway)

It is important to have a comfortable development environment to code better and faster.

And, there are numerous IDEs for that purpose, mostly paid and few free ones.

CodeLobster PHP Edition is a free IDE that has all the features we can expect. It is pretty powerful.

When starting, we can choose one of the many code-higlighting themes for the application (there are options which mimic the popular IDEs).

CodeLobster

As the name states, it is suitable for PHP (or client-side) developers. A built-in debugger exists and a source-comment filter simplifies locating the right lines of any file so easily.

The UI has support for multiple tabs, code is highlighted successfully even if multiple languages are used on the same file and there is autocompletion for HTML, PHP, CSS and Javascript, including HTML5 and CSS3.

CodeLobster has FTP integration and uploading files to any remote address is simple.

The application has some handy and hidden features like “pressing F1 on any function or element gets you to a related documentation page about it” or “an index can help you locate them quickly”.

CodeLbster WordPress Plugin

Besides the free edition, there are 2 more versions: Lite and Pro where

  • Lite version:
    • is integrated to all the popular version control systems (Git, SVN, Mercurial, TortoiseSVN)
    • has an SQL manager that can produce all necessary actions on a database
    • supports LESS and SASS
    • has code validator, formatter and snippets
  • Pro version:
    • has all the features of Lite
    • has plugins for WordPress, Joomla, Drupal
    • has plugins for CakePHP, CodeIgniter, Symfony, Yii and Smarty
    • has plugin for jQuery
Coding with these plugins is very fast and easy as they have auto-complete and you don’t need to go back-and-forth to make sure you are using the right syntax.

The giveaway

CodeLobster is giving away 3 Pro licenses to WRD readers. You can join it by simply commenting to this post and winners will be selected randomly with the query below 1 week later (12 Nov 2013):

SELECT * FROM wp_comments WHERE comment_post_id=4771 AND comment_approved=1 AND comment_type='' GROUP BY comment_author_email ORDER BY RAND() LIMIT 3

Good luck to all.

86 Comments
  1. Reply Maksym Shevchenko November 5, 2013 at 7:04 AM

    Great IDE!

  2. Reply elton November 5, 2013 at 7:25 AM

    nice

  3. Reply Raymond November 5, 2013 at 7:28 AM

    Good tool suggestion!

  4. Reply Peter Werter November 5, 2013 at 7:51 AM

    CodeLobster is a great IDE!!! Thank you for chance!

  5. Reply Dave Kinsella November 5, 2013 at 8:09 AM

    How does it compare to Sublime Text 2 or PSPad?

  6. Reply mkuh November 5, 2013 at 8:28 AM

    Hallo
    Der editor klingt spannent
    Viele grüsse
    Mkuh

  7. Reply mikhael November 5, 2013 at 8:42 AM

    Good one!

  8. Reply Laur November 5, 2013 at 8:43 AM

    Grate, until now i used just notepad++, it looke same like notepad+ would be nice if I will win it.

  9. Reply Frank Alcantara November 5, 2013 at 9:01 AM

    Great promotion… count me in… tks

  10. Reply Ryon November 5, 2013 at 9:19 AM

    Been looking for a full featured IDE to replace notepad. The free version is pretty good too!

  11. Reply Quentin November 5, 2013 at 9:31 AM

    Hope to get one ! I’m really interested to see the cakephp and joomla plugin.
    good luck everyone !

  12. Reply John Lacey November 5, 2013 at 9:35 AM

    I had recently started using the free version of CodeLobster and found it quite useful. I’d love a pro licence to help me develop WordPress themes and plugins!

  13. Reply Ayo Akinyemi November 5, 2013 at 9:42 AM

    I like the framework plugins

  14. Reply Alicia November 5, 2013 at 9:49 AM

    Awesome. I like CodeLobster, one of the better free IDEs out there.

  15. Reply wayde November 5, 2013 at 10:14 AM

    I am looking forward to trying the CakePHP plugin!

  16. Reply Murat Pala November 5, 2013 at 10:44 AM

    Great! I like Joomla plugin and I want it…

  17. Reply Christopher McGrath November 5, 2013 at 11:05 AM

    This looks great. I have been looking for an IDE with decent Codeigniter support and FTP.

  18. Reply Fatih November 5, 2013 at 11:20 AM

    Nice it has everything you need from a IDE.. i hope i am in the list 🙂

  19. Reply Uradon Keeryder November 5, 2013 at 11:23 AM

    Gimme some CodeLobster please…

  20. Reply Marek November 5, 2013 at 11:25 AM

    CodeLobster rules! Greets 🙂

  21. Reply MasterChowl November 5, 2013 at 11:37 AM

    =D nice, que gran ayuda seria.

  22. Reply Steve November 5, 2013 at 11:50 AM

    This would be very useful to have.

  23. Reply Wayne Ariola November 5, 2013 at 12:11 PM

    Look forward to accelerate my Web Team with CodeLobster.

  24. Reply Mohamed November 5, 2013 at 12:25 PM

    I need this for Drupal development.

  25. Reply Alex November 5, 2013 at 12:25 PM

    I wanna to test Yii plugin

  26. Reply Peter November 5, 2013 at 12:32 PM

    Great tool! 🙂

  27. Reply Antonio Herrera November 5, 2013 at 1:08 PM

    great IDE, I like CodeLobster, it’s nice!

  28. Reply Yannis November 5, 2013 at 1:11 PM

    Drupal plugin ftw!!

  29. Reply Mike November 5, 2013 at 1:41 PM

    Great giveaway, would love a Pro license.

  30. Reply DHuerta November 5, 2013 at 1:44 PM

    I want one of the licenses. This software looks so good. Thank you for the chance.

  31. Reply OpNop November 5, 2013 at 2:42 PM

    Looks like an interesting IDE, Thanks!

  32. Reply Robert November 5, 2013 at 3:12 PM

    maybe it will replace my pspad

  33. Reply Peiman November 5, 2013 at 3:55 PM

    Wow!
    Awesome IDE,

    With those plugins I’ll be a God!!

  34. Reply Damian November 5, 2013 at 3:58 PM

    Thank you for this Giveaway!

  35. Reply Jolaycel November 5, 2013 at 4:05 PM

    It’s a great Free IDE and a really opportunity to have a pro license.

  36. Reply Jon November 5, 2013 at 4:40 PM

    great IDE !!

  37. Reply Francesc November 5, 2013 at 4:58 PM

    Nice!

  38. Reply elitebiber November 5, 2013 at 5:28 PM

    Would like to find out if this can be a good alternative to phpstorm and co.

  39. Reply Don Blevens November 5, 2013 at 5:35 PM

    Would love to get my hands on this.

  40. Reply kceres November 5, 2013 at 6:11 PM

    me gusta …voy a probarlo!!

    saludos

  41. Reply N00dles November 5, 2013 at 6:44 PM

    Count me in for the compo…

  42. Reply PETROS GAVRIILIDIS November 5, 2013 at 6:54 PM

    It’s great!

  43. Reply José Cristóbal November 5, 2013 at 7:11 PM

    Un gran blog. Espero que me toque esta herramienta, parece muy buena.

  44. Reply pauloO November 5, 2013 at 7:31 PM

    hey! great giveaway by WebResourcesDepot! WANT one! hope to win 🙂

    thanks a lot.

    all the best for the other comments

  45. Reply BW Cypert November 5, 2013 at 7:46 PM

    I’ll give it a try. Sounds interesting.

  46. Reply Duan November 5, 2013 at 8:15 PM

    Awesome

  47. Reply Etrimon November 5, 2013 at 8:28 PM

    Codelobster is a wonderful IDE!

    And support is fast and efective also!

  48. Reply Joao Oliveira November 5, 2013 at 9:08 PM

    Awesome!

  49. Reply Douglas Pinto November 5, 2013 at 10:05 PM

    Interesting app. If it is as good as the post said it is, I can leave Sublime.

  50. Reply Michael November 5, 2013 at 11:27 PM

    I tried it a few years back and have been looking for an excuse to jump back on the codelobster bandwagon

  51. Reply David November 5, 2013 at 11:55 PM

    The ability to use it for WordPress, Joomla, Drupal excites me. Hope to win this.

  52. Reply Sandeep Shivalkar November 6, 2013 at 2:16 AM

    Nice…

  53. Reply Joerg Schnettker November 6, 2013 at 3:36 AM

    Wow …. the IDE looks great and i would love to use the wordpress plugin

  54. Reply Magico November 6, 2013 at 3:48 AM

    Hello!

  55. Reply Nelson Dias November 6, 2013 at 4:05 AM

    this IDE worths the try

  56. Reply Michael November 6, 2013 at 4:32 AM

    It sounds really good. I’m looking forward to try it.

  57. Reply zouzou November 6, 2013 at 4:36 AM

    Good

    SELECT me FROM all

  58. Reply Robcal November 6, 2013 at 4:51 AM

    very good editor!

  59. Reply Maexedout November 6, 2013 at 4:52 AM

    Looks promising

  60. Reply Amjad November 6, 2013 at 5:08 AM

    SELECT * FROM me WHERE ide = $(this).name AND version = $(this).version ORDERED BY $wrd->fullName;

    🙂 Just chilling.

  61. Reply aravinda raj November 6, 2013 at 5:35 AM

    Great IDE …need one………

  62. Reply Lazarow November 6, 2013 at 5:51 AM

    Looks like a great IDE.

  63. Reply Stfan November 6, 2013 at 6:03 AM

    Great IDE with some unique features.
    Thanks

  64. Reply George G. November 6, 2013 at 7:14 AM

    Also compatible with various CMSs !

  65. Reply Eric November 6, 2013 at 7:21 AM

    Oh yes – please – thanks

  66. Reply John November 6, 2013 at 7:34 AM

    I love this IDE.

  67. Reply Kevin November 6, 2013 at 7:52 AM

    Ah go on then

  68. Reply KMeade November 6, 2013 at 11:20 AM

    I wouldn’t mind getting my claws on a copy of CodeLobster.

  69. Reply Samuel Liew November 6, 2013 at 12:25 PM

    wow, this seems to rival the leading paid web dev IDEs. Thank you for the review!

  70. Reply Jordan November 6, 2013 at 1:00 PM

    I like codelobster.

  71. Reply Andrew M November 6, 2013 at 1:52 PM

    Would love this for my WordPress dev needs… looks sweet!

  72. Reply knedle November 6, 2013 at 3:35 PM

    If I can’t get one for free, I will buy it. 😉

  73. Reply Nico Susanto November 6, 2013 at 7:31 PM

    Great IDE for development

  74. Reply HZH November 6, 2013 at 9:33 PM

    Hey MYSQL. Choose me. hehe

  75. Reply Marco November 6, 2013 at 11:46 PM

    I would love to win this! 😀

  76. Reply Mario Benavides Jurado November 7, 2013 at 12:45 AM

    I use a couple of IDE’s. I’ve tried Code Lobster, I thing it’s a great IDE. I wish to win a licence ! 😉

  77. Reply Alejandro November 7, 2013 at 7:40 AM

    Nice giveaway. 😀

  78. Reply betty November 7, 2013 at 9:17 AM

    Great IDE

  79. Reply Kamy November 7, 2013 at 10:59 AM

    This is a fantastic software, I’d love to get my hand on a pro license 🙂

  80. Reply bc November 7, 2013 at 3:58 PM

    Looks very promising — I’d love to win a CodeLobster Pro license.

  81. Reply Tom November 7, 2013 at 10:21 PM

    Definitely an improvement on UltradEdit / Notepad++ – Count me in 🙂

  82. Reply Michael November 11, 2013 at 11:11 AM

    I Want this product!

  83. Reply rgarciaseija November 11, 2013 at 10:32 PM

    Great. I need one. Thanks…

  84. Reply ManDuTim November 12, 2013 at 12:49 AM

    Very cool 😀

  85. Reply Luca November 12, 2013 at 3:08 AM

    Great

  86. Reply Dipen November 13, 2013 at 2:25 AM

    This Tool is amazing. i loved it

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