Code editor awesomeness ...in your browser
So, what's ICEcoder?
ICEcoder is a browser based code editor, which provides a modern approach to building websites. By allowing you to code directly within the web browser, online or offline, it means you only need one program (your browser) to develop sites, plus can test on actual web servers. After development, you can also maintain the website easily, all of which make for speedy and smart development.
Because it can be web based you can use it from any internet enabled computer with a modern browser and because it's built with commom web languages, you can customise it to your liking, integrating with online services. If you'd like to use it as a desktop code editor, no problems, you only need PHP 7.0+, so you can use on Linux and on PC via WAMP or XAMPP and Mac via MAMP (or another PHP installation).
Code editor features
While it looks simplistic on the surface, ICEcoder packs a whole load of features and plugins to make coding slick & efficient. Some of the best include:
Use it online from wherever you are, but it also runs under localhost too as a desktop based solution.
Create multiple cursors and make text changes to affect all of them simultaneously.
25+ highlighting themes come as standard but you can easily make your own with a CSS file.
Find and replace can be applied to the current or all open documents, plus filenames & files.
ICEcoder can be setup wherever you wish and is login secured to help keep your files safe. It's multi user too!
Plenty of coding assist is available such as Emmet, close tag completion and tag wrappers.
Have code differences between 2 sets shown visually, including in-line highlighting of changes.
Database management is easy with the Adminer plugin. It's like phpMyAdmin, but better.
Huge update with features such as Git diff highlighting in gutter, use ICEcoder anywhere - wwwroot, iFrame or any sub/dir/path, Prettier code on save, supercharged find and replace, design improvements, tabs more linked to files so they update intelligently, welcome tour on arrival, helpful requirements check on load in browser, go to Line interaction is slick, closes empty tabs more intelligently, tool link alerting according to state, lots of UI items removed (test system, minimap, GitHub integration, FTP), new nav menu system, improved server info and username (if multi-user), overhauled tab and file highlighting and loads of bug files, tweaks and minor improvements!
Ready to install ICEcoder?
Step 1: Get ICEcoder
Step 2: Place in your document root
Put in a new sub-dir URL such as 'ICEcoder':
Step 3: Set write permissions
The "owner" and "group" are likely root for that ICEcoder dir (and sub-dirs & files inside). That could be be a problem if the web server is running as www-data user. So update to the right owner & group so ICEcoder's able to work.
This can be done easily on Linux with:
chown -R www-data.www-data ICEcoder
You may want to do this on your website dirs & files too, if they're set to "root" user too, else ICEcoder won't have permission to update them when you save using ICEcoder. So if your site is at "/var/www/html" you'd run:
chown -R www-data.www-data /var/www/html
Visit the sub-dir URL in your browser and enter a password.
Now you're setup, logged in & ready to code!
Don't forget to subscribe to the ICEcoder emails, to get occassional updates on improvements, new releases and more.
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