June 2nd 2008 – The Alchemist Guild today announced the release of
WebScripter IDE 2.0, a web development environment for Mac OS X.
– What is WebScripter?
WebScripter is an integrated development environment (IDE) for programming
in several popular web scripting languages such as: PERL, PHP, CSS,
WebScripter offers powerful features to help improve productivity and
manageability in all areas of the trade, including: text editing,
previewing web pages, testing scripts, managing projects, navigating code
and FTP integration. Designed with the principal in mind: “everything you
need, needs to be where you need it” WebScripter will help give you a place
to work where you’re productive and comfortable because you’re surrounded
by the tools you need to get the job done.
Text editing is improved over standard editors by robust syntax coloring,
scriptable macros that can run UNIX commands, drag and drop snippets and
Web pages can be previewed from within the application, in external
browsers or in real-time while typing.
Scripts such as PERL, PHP and Ruby can be executed and previewed, just like
from the command like while helping you handle errors that may occur.
Code is made easier to navigate by the powerful syntax parser which
collects information in your files (functions, variables, classes, etc…)
and then lets you navigate them by that data.
For testing scripts on the web server, WebScripter features a built-in FTP
client that lets you edit files directly on the server, just like a file on
your hard disk.
– What’s New?
2.0 in an exciting release because everything has changed. The original
concept was scrapped and re-designed from the ground up with a modern OS X
GUI using tabs for editing and split views for integrating features into a
single window. The new design is compact, concise and helps to keep the
user in close contact with the experience.
– Notable features Include:
* Scriptable macros
* Shell commands
* Preview HTML live while typing
* Function popup menu
* Publish files to the web server in one-click
* Built-in FTP support
* Drag & drop code snippets
* Browse projects using symbols
* Organize code using projects
* Error handling for PERL, PHP and Ruby scripts
* Search files by project
* Simulate user input when running scripts
* Pseudo-terminal for testing scripts.
* Execute scripts locally without the internet using Apache
* Preview files in 3 modes
– Cost and Requirements:
WebScripter 2.0 is priced for everyone, even students and hobbyists, for US
$39 and will run on any Mac with 10.4 or higher installed.
– Contact and URL:
Web Page: (http://www.web-scripter.com)