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Release 4.5.0 is out. Changelog: https://docs.silverstripe.org/en/4/changelogs/4.5.0
SilverStripe 4 related information and questions.
Would you see PHPStorm a simple editor to get started with? I've heard great things about it but it seems pretty high tech
There also is for PHPStorm, haven't seen it on NetBeans though
There is a SS extension in VCCode for templates. Adrian Humphreys is the author https://marketplace.visualstudio.com/items?itemName=adrianhumphreys.silverstripe
@mike_henden In a way, yes, as long as you don't start relying blindly on your editor to help you out. If you're learning a new language, the simpler the editor, the better you'll get to understand the language
as they're generally missing (more than) half the info/page/markup, etc.
What they don't really have though is the "preview" view that dreamweaver does. There might be a plugin, but then on the other hand previewing HTML is a bit nonsense when writing templates anyway ;)
and you can change the keybindings to (almost) match dreamweaver :P
I recommend VSCode, if you like dreamweaver I think you'd pick it up quite quick. It can have a lot of the same autocompletes and suchlike :) plus much more language support.
@mike_henden I understand the Dreamweaver, it's a good tool. However it's dated, and generally specifically targetted around static HTML (in my old encounters with it, may not be true anymore).
Definitely, it will help your coding loads (i think there is even an SS plugin for templates in VS code)! The move might be difficult at first but keep at it. Trust me, i’ve made the move a long time ago from dreamweaver 🙂