Linux has always been a preferred platform for all those who enjoy being able to work without threats of virus attacks, system crashes, and chargeable additives. It offers its users and stability, and also a host of extremely great softwares that are available for free and easy download. No wonder Linux operating system is quickly becoming a hugely accepted software across professions, and catching up quickly with the better known Windows OS and Mac OC X.
One profession that has embraced Linux as the ultimate platform is that of web developers, who have realized the potential of this operating system as a great developing environment. But is environment will benefit you only if you have the right tools. Fortunately, there are several web developing tools available for Linux. But if you are a new developer, or are just new to Linux, don’t worry. We have compiled a list of ten awesome web developing tools for Linux that you simply cannot afford to overlook.
Bluefish is one of the most popular web designing tools, which can handle programming and markup languages, alongside creating websites with a great level of interactiveness and dynamism. This light and fast application can open up to 3500 documents at a time, and has useful features like unlimited undo/redo, customizable syntax highlighting for many languages, anti-aliased text, project support, multiple encoding support, search and replace option, and remote file support.
2. Quanta Plus
This HTML development tool is capable of What You See Is What You Get (WYSIWYG) as well as hand coding. It supports HTML, XHTML, CSS, XML and PHP. The features include project management, PHP debugger, CVS support, subversion support, on-the-fly tag completion, live preview, CVS support and many others.
This IDE is a multi language tool written in Java. It has an amazing plug in system for extensive functionality, which is one of its coolest features. Eclipse has over 55 plug ins for development languages alone. This very popular application is a force to contend with is today’s software development environment. There are several tutorials all over the internet guiding you about using Eclipse.
Like Quanta Plus, KompoZer is a simple WYSIWYG tool for web authoring. But unlike Quanta Plus, which is targeted towards users with sound technical knowledge, KompoZer is meant for people who are from a non technical background, who want to create professional Websites, without having any knowledge of HTML. One of the outstanding features of KompoZer is its ability to open a site through its URL, edit the site, and finally upload the resultant edited site. It also lets you use other sites as templates.
This is a free and open source IDE that is lightweight and easy and to install. It is meant for C and C++ languages, and is able to meet all of your C and C++ programming needs. It has helpful features like application wizards, project management, a dynamic debugger, and a very potent source code editor, that allows source browsing, syntax highlighting, and code completion. Anjuta’s flexible user interface lets you arrange the GUI in your preferred way, by letting you drag and drop tools in the layout.
This GNU compiler works for a multitude of languages such as C, C++, Objective C, FORTRAN, Java, and Ada. It also includes libraries for these languages. GCC is basically a set of tools rather than a single tool, which is why it can support so many languages. It has excellent debugging features as well.
KdDevelop, a tool under GPL, is free and easy to use and install. This plug in based tool lets you add and remove plug ins so that you have exactly those features which you require. The project support feature allows you to associate various projects with specific sets of plug ins. It supports up to 15 languages, each language having separate features. Other features include version control system, application wizard, documentation viewer, debugger, Doxygen integration, code snippets, code reformatting, dockable windows & toolbar, and quick open support. By taking low level tasks out of the hands of users, KDevelop really reduces the workload in web developing.
This Linux utility makes developing so much easier by unprompted determination of which pieces of a larger program need to be recompiled, and which should be left alone, and then automatically issuing necessary commands to undertake the required action. This tool is important for developers of open source applications, as it is most often used when installing application from source, by means of a makefile.
Glade is a rapid application development tool for the GNOME desktop. It has an interface similar to that of the GIMP and is used to create GTK+ toolkit. The interface can be customized and embedded on to other tools like Anjuta, and has a lot of building blocks such as dialog lables, text boxes, check boxes, menus, and numeric entries. The interfaces are stored in XML format and can be edited as and when required. Glade is easy to install and use, even for those without much technical knowledge.
Though GDB is not technically a development tool, it is considered an essential application for *NIX developers as well as Windows developers, because of its amazing debugging powers. Issued from command line, this tool gives an user immidate intimation of whatever is going wrong in another program, even as it is being executed.
Agave is a very simple tool for linux operating system.Mainly people using Agave to generate a variety of colorschemes from a single starting color.You can generate 6 different types of color schemes: Complements, Split Complements, Triads, Tetrads, Analogous, and Monochromatic.The other advantages of Agave include the multiple language translation of user interface.
Screem is one of the best web development environment for linux.Screem help you increase the productivity when you are building a website.You will get quick access to most of the development tools in Screem.In addition to excelling as an HTML editor, Screem also lends itself to being a versatile XML editing package, perfect for use as a general purpose structured data editing environment.