Been messing about as usual and managed to trash my long suffering laptop. Luckily all my data is backed up and it was a simple matter of SugarSyncing everything to the new one - a monster HP Envy - which I love, but it came with Windows 8 - yuck! Sorry, getting side-tracked - but who the hell thought W8 was a good idea?
Anyway, to my dismay, my main go-to program for web dev was Dreamweaver CS5.5 (don't laugh) and I had a licence through my school and since I've changed careers, the I can no longer use this. Boo hiss! But then, being aware that many web devs wouldn't touch Dreamweaver with a barge pole and having used a number of alternative programs in the past, I thought that this could be a blessing in disguise.
I've used the free-to-use Bluefish, Notepad++, Sublime, Aptana, Netbeans and a few others, but I've found them either lacking in features (e.g. being a simple editor rather than an IDE) or so ridiculously complicated (e.g. each setting having a bewildering number of options written in pure gobbledegook) that I had a horrible sinking feeling as there is no way that I'm going to join the Adobe CC subscription bandwagon.
I finally chose PHPStorm, a new program for me and I've been totally blown away by it. I can't believe how fully featured it is - and it knocks Dreamweaver into a cocked hat. It's not free, but it's very reasonably priced.
I've seen comparison reviews and discussions on other forums, but I was curious as to which IDEs or Editors Daniweb's members use and what reasons you may have for using them.