PSPad is an AWESOME FreeWare Windows Based Text Editor/IDE for Many Programming Languages

PSPad is a Freeware IDE Text Editor software package that runs on Windows

PSPad editor was designed and constructed for programming. It offers multiple syntax highlighting profiles for each language you code in. It comes with a hex editor, CP conversion, text differences, templates, macros, spell checking option, auto-completion, Code Explorer and much much more.

The program is pre-configured for the most popular programming languages (VB, C++, SQL, PHP, ASP, Python, HTML, Javascript, etc.). PSPad includes several additional tools that are especially useful for HTML editing and also integrates TopStyle Lite and TidyHTML. PSPad can also be used as an IDE for any compiler. Additional features include support for project, file browsing, custom shortcuts, browser preview of webpages, built-in FTP client to edit files on the server and much more. But the bottom line is that if you can answer yes to any of the below questions, then PSPad is right for you.

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Code Igniter is a Free & Open Source Web Application Framework for Developing Kick Ass PHP Programs

Code Igniter is a free and open source PHP framework for rapid application development.

CodeIgniter is a powerful PHP framework with a very small footprint, built for PHP coders who need a simple and elegant toolkit to create full-featured web applications. If you’re a developer who lives in the real world of shared hosting accounts and clients with deadlines, and if you’re tired of ponderously large and thoroughly undocumented frameworks, then Code Igniter is the answer you have been looking for.

The folks over at Ellis Lab created Code Igniter for PHP developers who want a very powerful PHP framework, but want a small as possible footprint on their servers. With Code Igniter, you get one of the most powerful frameworks available but you won’t need to worry about using the command line or any strict coding rules.

If you’re like me and you like to learn by watching screen casts then Code Igniter can help you out there as well. You can visit their limited library of screencasts at:, and for more tutorials, check out this guys site: Elliot Haughin is a huge Code Igniter fan and has provided a few extra video tutorials.

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Handle 404, 500, and 301 Errors as Well as Many Others With an .htaccess file

Lets suppose you wanted to redirect users to your home page if they attempted to access a page that was NOT on your server. There is a very quick and simple way to do this. Its called a 404 redirect using an .htaccess file. You simply create a new file in Microsoft Notepad and type this: “ErrorDocument 404 /index.php” (Without the quotes). Then you simply save the file as .htaccess and upload it to your root directory. From now on when someone visits they will automatically be redirected to your homepage.

Interestingly enough you can also redirect to a specific page such as a custom 400 error page that you code up in php or html or whatever. See examples below. Just replace the “/errors/badrequest.html” part with “/myCustom400ErrorPage.php” and you’ll be fine.

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CakePHP enables PHP users at all levels to rapidly develop robust web applications

CakePHP is a rapid development framework for PHP that provides an extensible architecture for developing, maintaining, and deploying web applications. Using commonly known design patterns like MVC(Model, View, Controller) and ORM(Object Relational Mapping) within the convention over configuration paradigm, CakePHP reduces development costs and helps developers write less code. Home Page Found by Home Page

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